Learning from ones mistakes

Learning from one’s mistakes
At some point in life, everyone has to learn from their wrongdoings. The experiences
humans gain from their involvements in various activities are very crucial in providing varied
lessons to the people involved. Despite the fact that carrying out activities considered to be
wrong is not recommended, at times we tend to get involved in a number of ways. The
lessons we learn from our wrongdoings in life have a great importance in influencing our
attitudes and shaping our personalities (Wise, 2015). Personally, I have been involved in
various wrongdoings that created a bigger picture by making me learn a number of things.
As a result of such wrongdoings, I learnt from both the positive and negative consequences.
In this paper, I will discuss one of the most life-changing lessons that I learnt from a
wrongdoing that acted as the turning point of my life.
During the summer period in 2014, I was involved in an activity that made me lose
more than I had expected. As a youth, I often listen to what my friends suggest without
stopping to weigh the consequences. As a result of peer pressure, I became a heavy marijuana
smoker during the 2014 summer period.Though my friends convinced me that smoking could
not change anything about me, I decided to smoke to the extent that I even missed classes.
Additionally, I could sometimes experience hallucinations that made me so disoriented at all
times. The worst part came when I got arrested with seven rolls of bhang. I was arraigned in
court and had to contact my parents to bail me out. After my release, I vowed never to be
involved in marijuana smoking and any other wrongdoing as I had learnt my lesson the hard
In conclusion, it is prudent to note that our involvement in wrongdoings might harm
us or teach us a lesson. Moreover, unpleasant experiences from wrongdoings, such as the one
I had, help improve personal decision-making skills and prepare us for success in the future
(Wise, 2015).
Wise, A. L. (2015). Factors that Successful and Unsuccessful Community College Students
Perceive as Fostering and Hindering their Success in Online Learning (Doctoral
dissertation, Auburn University).

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