“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” Philip Sidney
When do we stop learning? When I was young, I probably would have answered this question. With age and experience, I realise the answer is never. More importantly, it is how I learn. I will always have a choice in how I respond to my failures or success. There are always two ways to see life. Positively or negatively.
Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”
Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”
There is always something to learn.
38 thoughts on “Two ways to see life….”
So very true Karen. ❤
I agree Diana! 🙂
I couldn’t agree more. I always say the day I stop learning is the day I stop breathing. There is always something new to absorb.
There is Carrie, especially when it comes to writing and publishing a book!! Thankyou.
i’m happier realizing
all my wrong doing
has a bright side 🙂
I believe you have a very positive point there David. Thankyou 🙂
Love this! 💖💖💡
Thankyou Trini. Nice to see you. 🙂
Nice to see you too! 💖😊
Agreed. I sometimes think I learn much more from my downs than my ups!
I have too Eliza, it seems to be the way we learn.!
Beautiful Karen 😀
Life is one long process of learning and we should learn something new every day to feel alive and awake.
It does make us feel alive and awake Irene! 🙂
Learning can be painful; learning can be pleasing, but learning is ALWAYS beneficial. The biggest impediment to learning is negativity. Fear, anger, hatred, etc…are examples of emotions that interfere with learning. Overcoming negativity is a learning process in itself. Once achieved, negativity is replaced with opportunity. Growth and development becomes boundless.
This post relays an important message. Thank you for your ongoing inspiration.
It certainly is a process, I agree Jonathan. I think our lessons get easier, when we have a positive attitude in life. Thankyou.
I agree Karen, life is an open door into new vistas of experience and learning. The question always before us is, are we prepared to walk through the doors? Have always loved the story of Edison – deeply inspiring.
He is inspiring Don, and was so patient. I wish I was half as patient towards my goals. Thankyou.
Yes! I feel like I am learning something new, or remembering something old at a deeper level – every breath I take. Thank you Karen.
Today is our Thanksgiving Day. I am grateful for you. ❤
You make a good point Mary, perhaps we are learning nothing new in life, but rather we are trying to remember, who we are, and what we are capable of on this amazing journey. Happy Thanksgiving to you lovely friend, and I am very grateful for shining lights like you in the world.
Quite so Karen, and as you so rightly suggest, having the humility, willingness and receptivity to learn can assist the process immeasurably. It seems there is little so unpleasant as the arrogance of certainty within a person, the one who feels that learning is at an end and that their knowledge is complete. Many thanks and best wishes to you, Hariod.
Well said Hariod. It is humbleness and grace that will move us through life easily, discovering everything we need to know. Thankyou.
It is. Thankyou Elizabeth.
Whenever I make mistake, my sort of skirting from blame is to say “I ain’t failing, I am learning”. 😀 HTG, Karen.
Hi Rommel, nice to hear from you. That’s a good saying! We are always learning. 🙂
There is, there is…
Yes and we always have a choice.
A simple but most important message, Karen.
It’s always too soon to quit.
It is always too soon. I am glad we have people like Thomas Edison, who never gave up and who continue to inspire us. Thankyou Alan.
So true! ❤
Thankyou and nice to have you here. 🙂
You’re welcome:) X
I love the photo. Nice visual way to represent feelings. I also love the quote at the end. What you are speaking about is so true in science, where a researcher has to deal with a seemingly endless frustration before finding an experiment that works! Nice post! 🙂
Yes so true. In order to succeed we need to have patience and positive thinking. Thankyou. 🙂
I love the picture. It says thousand words about how we can see the world! So true.
Yes and we all know those days when we see in black and white! 🙂
Hey Karen playing catch up and I must say I hope to be learning until the day I die. Thats what life is all about. I am passionate about learning new things all the time.
Yes me too, its the only way to live! Thankyou