Acupuncture Rule Number 2
In this game you can get older but it doesn’t necessarily make you a wiser person age is not an indicator of wisdom and that is a very big assumption on most of us. We do learn from experience and we may not make the same mistakes it is always a big batch of fresh problems to propagate or to navigate i should say and they are just lining up to appear. The secret is to accept this is going to happen don’t beat yourself when you make new problems. So when your training the rule is to look after yourself, allow yourself to muck things up and training and forgive yourself to accept that it is all growing older but no wiser. Looking back I can tell you I made plenty of mistakes and i cant always see the ones coming up.
Wisdom is about learning to escape from these mistakes and your dignity and your sanity in tact. The problem is when we are younger wee think that aging seems to happen to other people but it doesn’t it actually catches up with us and as we age, ageing seems to get faster as we get older it is because the older we get we have covered more areas in our life and we have made more mistakes and there are less areas of experience to actually experience so the days go by faster. The trick to staying younger is to be more adventurous and to be more life embracing and to be more likable in your attitude from many different avenues and be prepared to make mistakes during all of that.
Remember that your patients and your friends, your colleagues and your clients are all making the same mistakes and they are all getting older to and they are not necessarily getting any wiser and you are going to see this when you are treating people. What you have to remember yes is that over time generally, time does heal alot of things and a lot of mistakes as you get older. And the more mistakes you have made early on the less likely you get to come across these a new one as you get to go through your career. So the trick is in the beginning of your training get as many mistakes over and done with early on and that way you are less likely to have harder ones layer on in your career. So make all the mistakes you can within reason get them out of the way before you qualify.