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Young and Dumb

Updated on August 31, 2010

Just having fun

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Just having Fun

How many of us have done dumb things when we were younger and of course we regret it once we have turned into an adult. Things from dating, and giving your love to an idiot. Stealing from the corner store. Or maybe lying to your parents. Maybe you smoked even though you knew it was wrong. Maybe you hurt someone you really cared about. Now you continuously look back and beat yourself up. Well guess what, your past cannot be changed so move on. Your past is good because it made you who you are today. It constantly reminds you of what you are not to do again.

Can you imagine never doing those stupid things when you were young? Waiting until you were an adult then tried all these childish tricks and games. Then you would really have a problem. That is why the Good Book defines wisdom with gray headedness.

Imagine ringing a doorbell and running away when you’re 30, or taking a baseball bat and hitting mail boxes when you’re 26 rather than 14. Remember that first nasty kiss you had when you had no idea what you were doing and the other person was maybe fat or ugly but you did it because your friends dared you. How dumb was that? Think back, how many things have you done when you were young and you say I should have skipped that. You didn’t and guess what; you would never do it again. So forgive yourself and move on. The person you were back then is far from the wonderful and caring person you turned out to be today, so, let it go. We all make unchangeable mistakes. We all have done what we thought then was the unforgivable.

I can remember throwing a rock at a boy's bike that was teasing me. He fell and broke his arm. I got up looked at him and walked away. Not only was that extremely mean but, it was an awful thing to do to a person. Do I regret doing that, I’m writing about it ain’t I (smile). We all have regrets. I regret dating an idiot when I was younger. It however taught me what never to date again.

We should welcome our young dumb mistakes at least they don’t last forever. It molds us to be mature wiser adults. Don’t look back and regret, look forward, let go and move on. It will always be a part of who you are. It doesn’t have to stunt who you are if you let it go and move on. Welcome it and know the reason you make wise decisions now is because of the dumb ones you made back then.



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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thank you, reading this has lifted loads of weight off my shoulders

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      azure_sky 7 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Such wise words ILTW94!!! And oh, so very true! Thanks so much for sharing this, as I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! I can't imagine doing some of the things that I did "way back when", not now, not at my age. I shall embrace my earlier mistakes and will now be thankful for lessons "well learned"!