Personal Narrative: What I Can Learn From Mistakes

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On october 7th I met with a clerk magistrate and the prosecutor for the Wayland Police Department to be tried for offenses that I had committed. The morals I have taken away from my experience will ultimately serve as a building block for my future well being as a whole. I now understand that in a community there is a strict code we live by that is in place for a reason, to protect and keep the people of that community safe. As a minor, only in possession of a Junior Operator's License, it is my responsibility as part of the community to abide by the regulations set in place. I displayed an extreme lapse of judgement in failing in my duty to adhere to these rules, and may have put my own life and the life of my friends in jeopardy. For this reason I can never forgive myself. I have discovered that in…show more content…
Roy H. Williams, a man who dedicated his life to the study of humanity once said, “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it and never makes that mistake again. But a smart man finds a wise man and learns how to avoid the mistake altogether.” I admire this quote because it paints a very accurate portrayal of my current situation. Yes, I made a mistake, and I take full responsibility for that mistake and its implications, however, I believe this mistake also holds opportunity. There’s now an opportunity to learn from this, so now I can say, with confidence, that in the future I will never make a mistake like this again. The “wise man” I needed to find in this situation was the U.S. Justice System. They brought a sharp sense of reality into the situation, showing that all actions have a reaction whether positive or negative. I have learned that I must only act in a way that will provoke a positive outcome. I promise that I will only act in a way that will push me toward my future goals, not hinder my progress to get where I want to
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