“Watch out! The stove is hot!” my Mom said. I touched it anyways. Burnt my fingers…
Actually it happened a few times.
Am I insane? Am I dumb? Am I a rule-breaking mischief maker?
No. It turns out I just don’t learn well from other people’s mistakes. I don’t know why, but I have to try it for myself. I need to understand it experientially.
I REALLY want to believe you. I REALLY want to take your advice and save myself pain. But it’s not likely to happen. I know I’m not alone either. I have this deep desire to figure it out for myself.
Do We Really Learn From Other People’s Mistakes?
Pause, for a minute, and think about your past. Are you the type of person who can really learn from other people’s mistakes and advice? Or do you end up touching the stove and proving their ideas for yourself?
If you’re like me, you might realize that all those times you’ve hurt yourself, experimented on yourself, and went against the best advice, because deep down you had to… was just natural.
In other words, you being you!
Not wrong, but definitely different. This matters, because I’m about to tell you about a bunch of common mistakes I see people making. Heck, I made most of them.
Some of you will instantly make some changes. And others will resist, thinking you know better. I get it.
What I’d like you to do is just think of these as tests to do in the next few months. Prove me wrong. Prove me right. Either way, if you are experiencing any digestive problems or pains, just don’t NOT try them. [click to continue…]