By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius
I’ve always considered myself a student of life rather than a teacher of life. Through many areas of my life I’ve been both, some by choice, others by force or accident. How often we forget we are both. For every word we speak and every step we take, someone is listening and watching us. All the while we are listening and watching all around us. We have so much to share with one another.
We make wise choices. We make mistakes. Through it all we learn, we teach and we grow. Often it takes more than once to learn or teach a lesson, but that’s fine because usually one grows a little in the process even if it doesn’t bring desired results the first time. Never underestimate the importance of your role in the process. Observe. Be receptive. Grow.