One Way To Find OutYou Never Know Until You Try

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    One Way To Find Out--
    You Never Know Until You Try

    When contemplating whether to do something or not, a plucky voice in our heads may say, "You never know until you try." This is time-honored wisdom that encourages us to be game rather than to hold back. It reminds us that it is only through experience that we learn about this world and ourselves. Even if we regret the outcome, we have learned something, and the newfound knowledge is almost always worth it.

    This wisdom can be applied to situations both large and small. From crossing the Atlantic on a boat to trying Ethiopian food, there's only one way to find out what it's like. We have all had experiences where we tried something we didn't think we'd like and fell in love. We may have found ourselves stuck with nothing to read but a "boring" book, only to kick-start a lifelong passion for Victorian literature. We may have decided that sailing was not for us until we fell in love with someone with a boat. On the other hand, we may try tofu only to learn that it is truly not for us. In this case, we gain greater self-knowledge from the experience. And yet, we might still remain open to trying it prepared in a different way. The right marinade might make you a convert-you'll never know if you don't try it.

    It is often said that at the end of our lives we are more likely to regret the things we did not do than the things we did. As an exercise to test your own willingness to discover through doing, try making a list of things you regret not having done. You may begin to notice patterns such as a failure to say what you really think at key moments or closed-mindedness to certain types of activities. Just being aware of the opportunities you missed might encourage you not to miss them again. There's only one way to find out.

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  2. SweetT

    SweetT New Member

    It's so true and inspiring.
  3. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    You always post such thought-provoking and inspiring articles. Just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed them, even though I don't usually respond to your posts.

  4. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

  5. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    So true!
    Thank you for the post.
    A good way to start the day.

  6. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I have always applied that thinking to
    making friends .I have such a wide variety of friends .I never turn my back on different kinds of people and have found that the person I would normally think I'd have nothing in common with, always ended up being the most interesting person and we end up becoming life long friends.

    Do not be afraid of someone who is from another country ,or of a different religion, race or just totally different from you .People are GODS flower garden , experience the beauty. Don't miss out on a wonderful experience

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