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Has there ever been a mistake, you had to make several times before you really learned from it?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (12798points) February 9th, 2014

Doesn’t matter how big or small, have you ever had to make the same mistake several times before you learned from it, and moved on?

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kritiper's avatar

Yes, but I’m still not sure. Haven’t had a chance to really try out the new plan I have discovered from my mistakes. Confident that, if I do try it out, it would work. Been 30 years in the works.

keobooks's avatar

Here is a little mistake off the top of my head. For some reason whenever I turn a burner on my stove it’s ALWAYS the wrong one. I don’t know why. A few times when I had an electric stove, I’ve put my pan on the burner and complained when the butter wouldn’t melt.

I am an eejit.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@keobooks I think we can forgive ya for that.LOL

rojo's avatar


And I still have not learned my lesson…..........Yet.

hearkat's avatar

The lesson that I repeated (which is why I referred to it as my hardest lesson on this question) was not to dedicate your life to someone based on their potential, and to not expect someone to choose me as a partner because of my potential.

janbb's avatar

I fall head over heels in love with the wrong guys. Haven’t learned that one yet.

cookieman's avatar

I’m pursuing my masters degree. Currently I’m trying to teach myself digital illustration. The last time I illustrated regularly was twenty years ago, and it was traditionally with pencil and ink and paint.

I feel like all I’m doing now is repeating mistakes.

GloPro's avatar

Hangovers are proof that I still haven’t learned.

ibstubro's avatar

For some reason this question reminds me that I got ‘hooked’ with the tongue frozen to outdoor metal more than once. I know I was frozen to our rural mailbox waiting for the bus, and I know I was frozen to a flagpole. I’m fairly sure there were more. Every time I panicked and left the top layer of my tongue attached to the item.

keobooks's avatar

@ibstubro – WTF? Do you just go around licking things all the time, or only in winter?

mrentropy's avatar

Oh yes. I constantly touch casserole dishes and dutch ovens and pans after I take them out of the oven. I have no idea why I do that, but there it is. I also burn my arms when taking a big pan out of the oven because I always life UP and then OUT.

Someday I’ll learn. Hopefully this little reminder will remind me tonight when I take the dutch oven full of onions, apples, raisins, brandy, and apple cider out of the oven. I would like to enjoy it without raising blisters.

ibstubro's avatar

@keobooks I was the youngest of 3 (3 years apart) and a sweet, gullible child. My mom said when I was a baby they had to just periodically check my diaper because I would not cry over it. I’m sure my brother and sister each hooked me at least once.

keobooks's avatar

@ibstubro For some reason I was picturing you doing this as an adult!

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ibstubro's avatar

No, @keobooks I learned not to stick my tongue on frozen metal and I learned not to trust my brother and sister.

My grandmother had those brightly colored aluminum glasses and my sister and I would put them in the freezer, fill them with beverage and stick out tongues to them. They warmed quickly, though, and released you.

The things we did for entertainment in the days before video games, the internet and 500 channels of TV.

My dad’s mom was a grade school teacher, yet left us largely unsupervised. During the summer we’d pray for rain because her street was built in a valley, and a strong rain might bring a foot or 2 or gushing water. Barefoot, we’d make boats and crap to float in the gutters. Good times. :)

tedibear's avatar

Oh dear, must we talk about my relationships??

Smitha's avatar

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy. Lesson learnt!

turtlesandbox's avatar

Ouch. I forgot the sunscreen again.

Haleth's avatar

Pfffft, that describes my whole dating history. I’m in my 20s, but still.

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