Part of being a human being is learning from our mistakes. It is a natural process
that we all experience at various periods of our lives. For instance, throughout the
process of learning how to solve mathematics problems, the only method is to practice
solving the problems. During this process of solving the problems, it is only natural to
make mistakes. By comparison, in life in general, the only way to learn to become a
better person is by correcting the mistakes that were previously experienced. During the
past eighteen years, I have learned many lessons as a result of primarily making mistakes.
My mother always told me to obey the speed limit because one day I will unexpectedly
have to pay the price. Not only could I kill myself by speeding, I could kill other
innocent people that could have been involved. Moreover, not only did I not comply
with the speed limit, I did not obey my mother.
Unfortunately, I learned my lesson one
gloomy day when I got caught for speeding on a city street by a police officer.
It was the typical setting to be accused for a driving offense. The clouds were
gray, the roads were slick due to a recent rainfall and there was not many cars on the road
encouraging me to drive faster. I had just gone through a yellow light at a major
intersection and when I looked straight ahead, there was not a car in sight. Due to the
fact that the road was "all mine", I was encouraged to travel twenty-five kilometers over
the speed limit. Admittedly, I almost heard my mother telling me to slow down. After
my increase in velocity, I noticed I was approaching a downhill. Since I was driving
downhill, I was forced to...