Write down the memories of your childhood that you learned things from it. memories of our childhood

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There will be many different answers here and it will be interesting to gauge what different people write.  One of the first things I remember from childhood was playing wiffle ball in the back yard right after school.  It was a relatively pure experience, one that predated social obsessions, challenges with the realm of dating, and the notion of living life through the lens of the other.  Instead, this moment I remember was fairly transparent in its expression of joy.  I remember the sound made when I connected and the trajectory of the ball.  I remember the different stances I would take before swinging.  Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, or even Jerome Walton- all of them would yield similar moments of swinging and missing.  Yet, those moments when I remembered connecting allowed me to fully enjoy the moment, primarily because it was mine.  It was a feeling that I was not to experience until much later in terms of being completely happy in a moment in time.

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My clearest memory, one that I learned from, as a kid is when I was in fourth grade.  I was learning how to multiply by two numbers.  You know, like 24*12?  I was a smart kid and always got 100% on stuff.  But all of a sudden I was getting 0% because I did not realize you had to move over one column to the left when I started to multiply by the second number (the 1 in this poing).

I didn't want to admit that I was making mistakes so I tried to hide my papers instead of asking for help.  I learned from that that it is foolish to feel bad when you make mistakes -- the only way to learn is to admit mistakes and find out what you have done wrong.

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