Quote for June 2 (on mistakes)

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"We are deliberately designed to learn only by trial and error. We're brought up, unfortunately, to think that nobody should make mistakes. Most children get de-geniused by the love and fear of their parents: that they might make mistake.
But all my advances were made by mistakes. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

Buckminster Fuller

NOTE: Please remember that the quotes I'm sharing with you this month are from a personal friend's personal collection. If you believe something I share is misquoted in any way, please leave a comment and I will attempt to make necessary corrections.

I love this comment that Melony posted:  Scrapbooking
mistakes are some of the best because my problem solving creativity
kicks in and I come up with some amazing results. How boring it would
be to never make a mistake.

Comments

  1. {vicki} says:

    I too keep a “book of quotes”–
    love them and live by them, can’t wait to read yours.
    Thanks

  2. Good one today! I work in a high school and this one is appropriate for all involved.
    Sue

  3. Melony Wells says:

    When my kids goof up I always tell them “Mommy makes mistakes all the time & that’s why I’m so smart” :)
    I’ve always liked the challenge of a mistake and feel like there’s really very little that cannot be fixed, mended or made even better. Scrapbooking mistakes are some of the best because my problem solving creativity kicks in and I come up with some amazing results. How boring it would be to never make a mistake.

  4. Carmel Keane says:

    Love love love quotes. I find they sometimes speak to my daughter clearer than I could!
    Am anxious to find out what you are working on. Your little hints are intriguing!

  5. I could not agree with this more. I tell my children all the time to try things, go after what they think they want. Try sports they won’t be great at, take a really challenging honors class and get a B instead of taking the easy A, get involved in something they think they might be interested in even if they don’t know a thing about it. How will they know what they want if they never have experiences that teach them what they don’t want? They won’t really enjoy their success if they never experience failure.

  6. Isabel Roberts says:

    This is such a wonderful quote. I have to write this one down and remember it when I feel sick to my stomach over past mistakes and/or regrets. :) Thank you for sharing this one Stacy :)

  7. Regarding your unplug post from yesterday…I was browsing the life is good site this morning and saw the perfect shirt for you. Unplug!!
    http://www.lifeisgood.com/category/women/short-sleeve-tees-tops/graphic-crusher-tees.aspx
    Lots of other cute T’s too.
    I LOVE your blog. It always gives me things to think about. Thank You! Dori

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