When I was 8 years old my father gave me a pair of stilts. I don’t remember if he bought it, or made by himself (it was handmade). So, when I realized what was that 2 parts of wood, I stopped everything I was doing and kept trying to stand up on that.

A couple of hours later, I was a happy boy, proud of myself, screaming something like, — DAD, LOOK AT ME, I DID IT, I DID IT…

The main idea was: I had a goal, and I didn’t think about anything else while I was learning how to do that. Nowadays, when I think about, when I was just a skinny little boy, I was always trying to learn something different, by all means. Not because my parents told to, but because I liked it.

So I realized one day, I don’t know when exactly, I stopped learning new stuff. Although I didn’t know WHEN, I knew WHY. I know why. Childhood ends, that’s WHY. And when we are not that cute child we used to be, a new world comes out, a world where everything is new, and maybe, all of those new possibilities could be a different way to FAIL.

When we are just kids, there are a lot of things that scare us, but learning new things isn’t one of them. Kids aren’t afraid to look stupid, adults are.

Let me ask you, how many people do you know that would like to try something new but never tried it because it seems a stupid thing or a childish thing to do?

I’m too old for that.

Last year, I decided that I won’t care about looking like a stupid person. As long as I look like a learning stupid person.

Now I’m learning English, Guitar, among other stuff. So this is why I decided to write this article in English. I don’t want to be an English Teacher, but I must understand and be understood, so, why not? Maybe you are reading this article right now and making a mental note with a lot of mistakes that I made. And I really hope you do that, and you decide to talk to me about it. Just like when we are kids 😉

Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash