There are many things in this world that I don’t know how to do, one of them is using the trimmer. Now there’s nothing wrong in not knowing how to do something, what is wrong, is not putting enough time and efforts to acquire the particular set of skills required and that too with such a dangerous and devastating equipment (you will understand), The Trimmer.
All the knowledge and intelligence that one has is of no use if you don’t put it into practice. It makes sense to at least try to learn about something before you start using it, or at the least be cautious.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana
This is not first time that I have messed up my beard but it is definitely the worst. Moving away from the beard, the sad part is that it happens all too often, we make a particular mistake in our life, we slip up, we think that we wont do it the next time around but we go ahead and do it, the cycle goes on.
The first thing that comes to the mind is that we never really acknowledged the mistake, we just did lip service to ourselves but in reality we just got over with it in our head. Here in lies our biggest error. This applies to whether you drive fast, whether you talk without putting much thought in it and land yourself in trouble, to the N number of mistakes that we all make, from the minor ones to the major ones.
The second thing is that we are human beings, and too err is human, indeed it is true but we must learn from our errors. Here is something from the ProductiveMuslim:
Let it go! “And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself, but then seeks forgiveness from Allah, he will find Allah forgiving and merciful” [4:110]. The past is over and Allah does not want you to dwell in it. Allah is ar-Rahmaan (the Forgiving), ar-Raheem (the Merciful). “Say: O My Servants who have transgressed against their own souls, despair not of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful” [39:53]. Mistakes happen to teach us a lesson – take the lesson and move on. A common denominator among unproductive people is their inability to move forward once they have hit a stumbling block. Pick yourself up and keep moving.
Learn your lesson, move on. Like I have hopefully learned from my mistake and now I move on.
I would also like to add that the my local barber shop is also somewhat responsible for the deplorable state of my beard, it wasn’t the regular guy and I told him to just salvage my beard and not to cut it too short, Snippety snip, snippety snap, once the scissor cuts, and that is that.
When things go south, things go south. I didn’t say anything to the barber, if I can make mistake, he can also make mistake. It’s all in the past now, so hope that we remember it and Insha’Allah not repeat it.