One of the few things that I think about these days is how normal people abusively say “I can’t…” and “I don’t know.”
The principle that I have been living up to is “the worst for me is to know that I didn’t succeed because I didn’t try.” A longer version of the saying “try and try until you succeed.”
All right, people might argue that we don’t have to try everything to learn about things, to learn that we can’t do them.
Of course. Every thing starts with knowing that we don’t know and admitting it but it shouldn’t stop there. We shouldn’t stop at knowing and proclaiming that we don’t know. When should we stop saying that we are uneducated?
It’s only sad that sometimes, people give up at this point…
I can’t help but think that probably, for these people, “learning is a continuous process” is just a cliché. They only go for a set of “trial and error” and when they find that a particular field is as easy as pie, they neglect the more challenging fields because they “can’t” and they “don’t know.”
The issue of practicality and convenience yet again. So they settle for less. Yeah, what’s wrong with that... Aspiring for more only leads to more effort and tons of frustration.
But here’s one thing…some people with disabilities can do even more than these “mentally” incapacitated human beings (mentally because what they “feel” is only in their minds…or not in them). The disabled can sing, can dance, can climb mountains. But normal people “can’t” learn…Why do these “handicapped” (sorry for the derogatory term for lack of better one) have more drive than those who are more fortunate?
Is it because they, the lucky ones, don’t have to prove themselves anything?
For my part, I wonder how they can be helped when they don’t, “can’t”, “don’t know” (how to) help themselves.
I actually lose my affection for these people. I even lose my patience—an indicator that somehow I still care and I hate it that I care for their welfare that they are very much willing to get rid of.