#120 Mistake Education    July 24, 2006

boydog120 B:That's my third injury this week. I must be learning a lot! D: most people aren't so enthusiastic to learn from their mistakes. D: maybe that's good... or maybe not.

I was reading an article on child development for my internship. This one psychologist argued that today's children are being helped through life too much. She said that falling down and injuring yourself is part of the development process. These days playground equipment is so safe some kids don't learn these basic life lessons. When I think back to when I was kid, I always had some scab from a playground injury. One day in middle school, I actually remember getting sad when I checked my elbows and knees and discovered I didn't have a single healing injury. I realized I was growing up and not playing as hard as I used to! :(

That article is what sparked this comic's idea. The boy may not have the best perspective. You should focus on what is learned and not how many times you fail. Yet, you cannot fault him for positive thinking and a desire to better himself!

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