People can learn lessons from unexpected sources

Essay by xemo69High School, 10th gradeA-, July 2006

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Learning is a permanent change in behavior and thought caused by experience. Yet, we do not necessarily need to have the experience, we also learn from observing others. School and media are the most common sources we learn from since they are meant to have a positive impact on us. However, sometimes people can learn lessons from unexpected sources and this can be seen through how I got injured in table tennis, how watching a mosh pit has inspired me and how the habit of gaming has changed me.

Whether sports injuries heal or not, they often teach us a meaningful life lesson. Sometimes people view the injuries as their worst disaster but in my personal opinion, they can sometimes have a positive effect. Last year, I accidentally stretched my leg ligament during table tennis practice and I ended up being in a wheel chair for two months. Sports injuries are caqused by poor training practices, improper gear, not being in proper condition or not warming up or stretching enough.

The consequences of a stretched ligament are permanent as I can only exercise for a certain amount of time and I can easily get injured again. I have learned from this accident that people should think about sports injury prevention and be more aware of the potential risks. During those two months, there were a lot of inconveniences, including my friends having to carry me in stairways and being late for classes. The experience taught me the importance of staying fit and how vulnerable we are. It made me realize how lucky we are to be able to walk using our own feet. Sport injuries can sometimes result in trauma and we should all appreciate what we have.

People often relate a mosh pit with injuries and view it as...