I accidentally published this blog, two days early, it was not only scruffy and dishevelled but also unpolished.
The internet equivalent of leaving the house with your fly down and your dangly bits hanging out.
"Hey Martha have you seen how teeny tiny that fellows pee pee is? It's so cute! Like a little jelly bean I tell ya, you really should have a giggle at it before he realises and puts it away!"
So like I said.
I make them.
Or they make me, I'm open to that too.
Now for a quote......
and expecting different results.
They haven't stopped making mistakes nor have I stopped watching them get made.
That is not say that I don't make my own fair share.
Not at all.
I've scraped the canine feces of embarrassment from the sole of the shoe that is my life more times than I care to recall.
I'd like to flatter myself and say that someone somewhere is writing a memoir chronicling my mistakes. Which might even make for an entertaining read.
Probably even sell a copy.
(to mother dearest of course)
Although then I'd have to stop her from reading it. Which would be it's own special kind of problem. There are things that our parents are better off not knowing about.
But back to the point.
I learnt pretty early on that days are more efficiently spent when you learn from other peoples' mistakes too. If you see someone make a glaring toe clenchingly uncomfortable error - thank them.
Then thank them again and again and again.
If you were paying attention they have just saved you from ever having to endure the same embarrassment.
The average lifetime is only 42076800 minutes.
The average movie about 81 minutes.
You see where I'm going with this right?
What was the last book that you hated?
did you put it down or finish it?
480 minutes of your precious breathing time wasted or spent?
Wasted OR Spent?
Be truthful now.
Cause it's no minutes off of my life if you lie to yourself.
Why didn't you like it?
Did you moderately disapprove? or loathe it with the burning hatred of a million dying suns?
(boy these rhetorical questions are really a thing this week huh?)
Don't just hate it, work out why you do.
Why didn't it work?
What would you have done differently?
How would that have been better?
Use the lesson, don't re-cycle ignorance.
Use the mistakes, take note of them and grow as a writer, artist, creator or dare I say it... a human being.
Take the freebie that life gives you, because the truth is, other peoples' mistakes is the universe's way of helping you out.