Of learning

To make a mistake is human whereas to commit a sin is inhuman. Mistakes make one more intelligent whereas sins make one arrogant.

By (J S A Bukhari, Dubai)

Published: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 8:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:48 AM

The problem one faces are how to differentiate between the two. This is why one’s learning has to start from his or her childhood.

Human being by nature has many weaknesses as much as he has strengths. He receives varying guidance, from time to time, from one’s fellow human beings, to help shape up one’s life and career by striking a balance between the strengths and weaknesses. This guidance comes from different sources at different stages during one’s life-span — from parents, family members, friends, teachers, religions, mentors, scholars, saints, books, spouses, social organisations, governments and so on.

The fate of the inhabitants on the earth to pass in peace, or with conflicts, is dependent upon the opportunities made available to them to teach and learn. In order to achieve peace and harmony, it is expected of each of us, not only to care for himself or herself but also care for that of all the fellow citizens.

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