Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Learn From Other People

I recently saw an uncle of mine I hadn't seen in almost a decade. The main reason why we lost contact is because it was found that he had done unspeakable things to a member of the community. In an instant of weakness he practically lost everything he had spent his entire life to build.

Now, a decade later, I was again faced with the man I had once seen as a father figure. I didn't like what I saw... What I saw was a broken man; a man that desperately wanted forgiveness and for people to forget what he had done. Alas, I doubt he will ever see the day of peace he is so desperately seeking.

"It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes."
-Warren Buffet

One of the best things about studying other people is that you get to see the mistake they make from your point of view and get to learn from them. By observing my uncle, I've learned that it doesn't matter how good of a person you are or what you have accomplished ... a single bad decision can make it all come crashing down.

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