In real world, the smarterst people are people who make mistakes and learn.
In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.
P.S. “If you’re not embarrassed by work you did years ago, you probably haven’t evolved or developed much.”
If snakes bites you, what’s the best thing to do?
Remain calm; separate the poison from the rest of your body and suck the poison out.
Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill the snake.
Same when someone strikes at you verbally. Remain calm,; don’t try to strike back at the other person. Don’t let the poison spread throughout your system.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.