John Carducci English Option # 1 Write an essay with the theme of your first quotation”A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is by saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Alexander Pope (1688-1744) “Experience is Knowledge” Many regrets may burden ones mind throughout their life. This is a totally normal part of ones life that one may have no control over. “A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is by saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Alexander Pope (1688-1744) It is important that one will learn from their mistakes and take out a valuable lesson learned through their actions. The world does not stop for your sake, it simply keeps going and does not put into consideration that the day did not go accordingly to plans. It is perfectly normal for one to feel question or doubt of a certain action performed. Anyone that is human would have this reaction to something that was a difficult decision to make.
As many will come to see, life was not equipped with a pause button to put everything on hold so life as we know it can be put back into order. So many little things happen everyday, if a person would let all of these things get under their skin, life would be better known as “hell.” The best advice one could use would be to learn from the mistakes made, and become wiser with each one made. Should mistakes be looked at as something to be ashamed of? Being a human, mistake are inevitable. There is no such thing as someone who has not ever questioned an action performed or a decision made. Humans are given a conscious, this is strictly for making decisions. It helps one makes decisions by questioning everything.
By doing this, uncertainty is not out of the question. Wrong choices, and bad actions are not something one should ever be ashamed of. Wrong choices, and bad actions that are performed more then once are something one should be ashamed of. Wisdom comes with experience, engorging oneself in many opportunities comes with its mistakes. If one can comes out of a bad experience with some sort of knowledge that will help them, or teach them anything, it was not something to be ashamed of. Shame is an insecure man’s way of giving up.
Move on and live the life that was meant to be fulfilled. “Living in the past will get you nowhere fast,” and now lessons that were meant to be learned will never be reached. Some of the wisest men in history were not always so prosperous. Everyone has their “rocky road” in life, some choose to pull through and make good with their lose, others live in the past and get nowhere. Each day with every action and decision made no matter what level, has the ability to better a person. Learning is an ability acquired through experience.
Fear of making mistakes because of the shame involved should not hinder ones right to make their own decisions. Admitting to one’s wrong doings, is better described as achieving another piece of knowledge from the puzzle of life.