السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بارك الله فيكم
Just my poor thought!
How many mistakes we have done in our life?
How often we do mistakes?
Are we afraid to do the mistakes?
Can we get lessons from the mistakes?
Those are simple questions about mistakes. I often hear by my ears, the people’s minds in doing something. They often say, “Do your job correctly! Make perfect in your work! Avoid the mistakes in your job!” I also often hear a few parents say and ask to their children, “Why do you do this mistake? Be a nice son! Don’t be naughty! Do it, well! You must get 100 for your exams!” and so on.
Whereas many inventors invented their inventions by accidentally and coming from their mistakes. I will share a few of them:
1. Thomas Alva Edison
If he didn’t do his experiment till 1000 times, the world would be in the darkness. 😀
I won’t rewrite his bioghraphy here, because I believe in you, you have known about him.
His quote, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety – nine percent perspiration.”
2. Ruth Wakefield
She accidentally invented “Chocolate chip cookies.”
In 1930, Wakeefield was mixing a batch of cookies for her rondside inn guests when she discovered that she was but of baker’s chocolate. She substitudes broken pieces of Nestle’s semi sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and absorb into the dough to create chocolate cookies.
That didn’t happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century’s most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield realized that she has accidentally invented “Chocolate chip cookies.”
3. Bette Nesmith Graham
The inventor of Liquid Paper.
She was an Executive secretary for W.W. Overton, the chairman of the Board of The Texas Bank and Trust. It was at this time that Graham and her colleagues at the Bank began experiencing trouble with the new IBM electric typewriters. Tired of having to retype entire pages because of one small error, Graham determined to find a more efficient alternative. Little did she know her prustation would lend to her becoming one of the most famous women inventors of the 20th century.
The impetus for Graham’s break through came as she observed painters decorating the bank windows for the holiday. Rather than remove their mistakes entirely the painters simply covered any imperfections with an additional layer. The quick-thinking Graham mimicked their technique by using a white, water – based tempera paint to cover her typing errors.
In my opinion, all of us have ever done mistakes in our lives except our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW who was protected by Allah along his life. When he did the mistakes, Allah corrected him directly, masha’Allah. Please see in Surah ‘Abasa.
I believe in every mistake there’s wisdom. So, we won’t do the same mistake in the future.
Now, I imagine myself. If I was afraid of getting mistakes at English grammar and my writing activity, I would never know about blogging and its benefits. I would never get the awesome friends, the beautiful suggestions, the wonderful stories of my friends’ homelands and so on.
When I did wrong at my writing, I got the correction from my friends, so I know my mistakes. That’s why I said, “We can learn from our mistakes to make our lives better.”
Please correct my post if you find something wrong in it. I always love it!
Thank you very much for reading!