I might be the most stubborn person I know.
When I reflect on my childhood experiences, one big realization comes to mind: I learned everything the hard way.
No matter how many times they told me, “Gina, don’t touch that, it’s hot.”
I just had to know for sure.
Dozens of tears and I-told-you-so Band-Aids later, I stopped touching the stove, or “Hot Kitchen Monster,” as it came to be known in my imagination.
You might think that the increasingly precarious trials of adulthood would have changed a lot about how I approach life’s obstacles.
Live, learn, start taking more people’s advice –– the sensible route.
Although plenty of well-meaning people frequently advise me on the so-called prudent and practical ways of doing things, something just doesn’t click. I’m always (naively or arrogantly, depending on how you look at it – I prefer ‘creatively’) looking for a different way to do it.
Why does it have to be done that way? Are you sure? Have you tried it this way? Why not?
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Who wrote this?
Gina Edwards, Impact Explorer founder and lover of all pun jokes, making a positive change in the world, Stephen Colbert, Jif Peanut Butter, and staying inside on rainy days. Order may vary.