There are some lessons a lifetime of learning can’t teach you. They have to be experienced, before one can make sense of them. There are also some lessons a lifetime of experiences still leave you none the wiser. It’s as if you have been programmed to overwrite your system, each time you experience that thing.
Like pain. How easily your mind forgets the pain. Or how readily your mind conjures up the pain. Forgets so you can go on. Remembers so you can go on.
“Do not make the same mistake again,” he said.