Is it true that lessons we learn in our youth don’t always stick? For some reason, I keep going the wrong way when people give me directions. More than once someone said, “Turn right.” I turned left. On another occasion I heard, “Turn left.” I turned right. Hmmm. My teacher must have taught left vs. right in my kindergarten class, so I was half-amused, half-puzzled as to why I kept going the wrong way.
I came up with three possible explanations:
- Heard, but never actually listened to the directions.
- Thought I knew better.
- Learned, but forgot left vs. right.
I choose a combination of answers one and two. So now I’ll focus on listening more and resist thinking I know it all. Lesson learned? We’ll see. Here’s a guy with another lesson to pass on:
That short clip was full of good advice. Take what you need from it. Thinking about your own childhood experiences, what’s the best thing you learned that still helps you today?