But it's a hard thing because most of the time, and your memory will do its best to keep it that way, we learn from mistakes, from our dumbness and we learn not easiest way, "the ops, sorry, won't happen again", but instead the "too late, too hurt, too f*** gone".
And when a mistake it's not fully acknowledged, when is not fully accepted, it darkens you, just like a huge dark cloud can take over a magical sunset. Sometimes we enjoy watching that darkness and heaviness, but rain follows it and we end up feeling cold and unsheltered, looking for a safe place to hide, and that feeling can hurt, even for the ones that supposedly have it all, it damages and hurts. It hurts to learn that we make mistakes that go beyond what we ever thought could ever be our worst face/action.
But they're also a great thing because we do rise from the ashes. Just like the beautiful, untouchable phoenix, that regenerates or reborns by arising from the ashes of its predecessor, we also rise from the ashes of our previous self.
There's so much of this "World" we don't know. There's more than the eye can see, and "only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye
It's only when we fall from our horse, from our nice cosy armchair, from the usual and well repeated, that we actually learn how little do we know about what Life is, and our only possible answer to how to live Life (redundancy?) is that we're here to learn and grow, and we should do it in the best loving and unselfish way.
Learn & Live.
How do we learn? By listening, paying attention, by trying to understand and asking questions when we don't. By being actively interested in learning, doing the homework and then hoping to pass the tests.