When I was 8 years old, my father gave me a pair of stilts. I don’t remember if he bought it or made it by himself (it was handmade). So, when I realized what were those 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 learning how to do that. Nowadays, when I think about that time when I was just a skinny little boy, I was always trying to learn something different by all means. Not because my parents told me to, but because I liked it.

So I realized one day, I don’t know when exactly, I stopped learning new stuff. However, I didn’t know WHEN but 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 a new challenge, and maybe, all of those unknown possibilities could be a different way to FAIL.

When we are just kids, many things scare us, but learning new things isn’t one. Kids aren’t afraid to look stupid. Adults are.

Now 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, electric 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 of many 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 😉


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