Learning from Mistakes

Learning from Mistakes

Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing, Not sure if we can use an electricity properly.”

Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”


Moral:

We can also learn from our mistakes.

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Crows in the Kingdom

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The Cows And The Tiger

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Eklavya’s Loyalty

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The Lazy Farmer

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Lazy Donkey

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The Wise Old Man

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The Camel And The Baby

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Helping Others

Once there was a small boy named Shankar. He belonged to a poor family.  One day, he was crossing through the forest carrying some woods. He saw an old man who was very hungry.  Shankar wanted to give...