Been teaching for almost four years here in Thailand for both adult and young learners. I have noticed that kids are remarkably more transparent in terms of responses to dealing with classroom activities. They demonstrate a variety of behaviors, I could say somewhat related to how adults do, just more vivid and easier to grasp for observers.
One distinct characteristic is that everytime kids commit mistakes in the activity, they stop working on it and just stay in the corner feeling sad about the mess. Rather than trying to correct the mistake and do something to make it right, or even doing it again, instead, they halt or even cry and just do nothing. Some are surprisingly very scared to admit that they get the activity wrong and once it's confirmed, they just simply lose hope.
Relating the observation to our personal dealings as adults; oftentimes; I see that we are IN a mistake yet we don’t really take any correction. Perhaps we are afraid to commit more delusions if we get out of it, or maybe afraid to take risks. Futhermore, we know it isn't right possibly; yet, we are enjoying it somehow and we like the feeling.
Lapses vary. It could be a decision one made in the past whether it is a matter of finance, career, matters of the heart or even words that we have said. Maybe a wrong purchase that drains one’s budget, a company one is serving which doesn’t really provide a career growth or even any advancement, a love that never been shared or maybe shared but in a wrong time or situation and lastly, words that we uttered that we know HURT somebody else especially those who are supposedly close to us.
Life indeed is of similar occurrences, they just keep on happening over and over yet of different degrees and so of different timing and intensity. The point is how we manage to stand up and move forward despite of what happened. After all, they say that WE ARE, WHO WE ARE NOW because of our past. No regrets! The challenge will be on how shall we deal on what lies ahead.
Mistakes? They’re part of our existence and thus making living more meaningful, we live with them for us to go on sailing and do better in this journey, and NO, never to stay and REMAIN in there , those should be STEPS to GO UP……not moving means GOING NOWHERE!
I'm thankful that teaching indeed has taught me a lot in ways that made me see myself more in life and so how I used to deal with myself on my negligence or even being extremely afraid of committing one. I was no different from my kids at school. Indeed, even a single fault is a good aid to move forward and be improved, hopefully.