We are all human, therefore we all make mistakes, but the one thing that comes out of these mistakes, is we usually learn a lesson. Making mistakes is human nature, none of us are exempt. That is even true in writing this paper, I will have to write many drafts without errors, and to meet what I feel is right. It will only be natural for me to make these mistakes. But, just as in making errors on this paper and making the corrections, making mistakes in life and correcting those makes for a better human being.
During my nineteen years of life, I have made many mistakes. More than I care to share. But, I have learned many lessons from these mistakes. One hard earned lesson came at the age of sixteen, the age when we all feel we have reached adulthood. From the moment I received my driver’s permit, my parents told me repeatedly, “Be Careful, Drive Slow, Drive Safe!” Not being a safe driver could cost you, your life, or someone else’s live. Primarily you will pay the price for being reckless.
The day finally came when I received my license! Oh, happy day! In my eyes, I was an adult. Free, free to hit the road, no parents to drop you off or pick you up. I did comply with the speed limit, as my parents had said. But, my problem was being cool. It was look at me I can drive and I have a car. Unfortunately I learned my lesson on being cool and not obeying my parents.
It happened one fall afternoon during lunch break at school. This is one situation that should have been corrected a long time ago at Paintsville High School. Open lunch! No cafeteria or no supervision at lunch time can be a hazard, to some of us as it was to me. It was a typical day, 12:15 the lunch bell rang and me and my two so called friends jumped in my little green Toyota. It is amazing how fast you become popular when you have license and others don’t. Anyway we hurried off to the shopping plaza and had our lunch. The cool thing about d...