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It’s okay to make mistakes

india Updated: Jun 09, 2011 14:52 IST
Zinnia Sharma Zinnia Sharma
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Zinnia Sharma
St Thomas’ School

The definition of ‘perfect’ that doesn’t incite much argument is, ‘devoid of flaws, irrespective of what magnitude’. The contracts of norms and protocol that society makes us sign form the yardstick for what is good or bad, what is a flaw and what is not, hence nothing is perfect and nothing is good or bad — it is all a matter of perception.

Now, you can take this pseudo-intellectual attempt at deciphering the universe and apply it to your lives. We all think we have some major flaws — rather, we know we have some major flaws. No one is conceited enough to call him or herself perfect. We all make mistakes in our lives and we have regrets. Especially now that we’ve to suddenly make all major decisions ourselves — be it about the course, college, career or in all, the future — we can’t afford to make mistakes. But I beg to differ. I think it's okay to make a few bad decisions. Bad judgements shall lead to mistakes, which in turn would give an experience saving us from making erroneous judgments in future. I say you're allowed to make mistakes, and learn things the hard way. Right now, is rather a safe time to take some so called 'wrong decisions', because lessons learnt the hard way are best remembered.