A Time When I Tried To Avoid or Ignore a Problem, but It Came Back to Haunt Me
Have you ever heard of a bubblegum solution? This is a term used for a short-term solution. If your tire has a hole in it, you should bring it to a repair shop. Instead, you stick your bubblegum into the hole. This will solve the problem for now, but it will not last long. I have also used a bubblegum solution to solve a problem, but it came back to haunt me. I will give two personal experiences.
First, I didn’t want to practice my piano skill. My piano teacher told me to play some notes at least 10 times. It was hard to play the notes, so I practiced 3 times and colored all ten circles which my teacher drew. Also, I only practiced the notes that I liked. When my teacher came back, I couldn’t play the notes that I disliked, and I practiced the ones I liked too fast and the rhythm was out of sync. Also, she let me pick a song to play once a month. I liked to play fast songs, so I picked only fast songs. After practicing fast notes, my piano skill improved with fast songs. However, I was not good at playing slow songs. When I try to play those songs, I often play them wrong or faster than the original. As a result, my piano skill declined because I didn’t try to be better at playing the piano because I practiced fast notes, not slow notes. After having this experience, I began to practice harder for piano lessons and tried to play slow songs as well as fast ones.
Second, I didn’t pay attention in class because that day was May 4th, and I had a class on Zoom. My teacher used to call students with their numbers. She always called numbers with today’s date. For example, she would call numbers 4, 5, or 20 on May 4th. I was number 23, so I didn’t worry and didn’t focus on my studies. But that day was different. My teacher began to use a special program on her computer. However, I didn’t notice that fact. So when I was picked, I couldn't answer the question because I wasn’t paying attention. I had to ask her what the question was. Because of my actions, I missed that day’s lesson and was embarrassed. After that incident, I try to pay attention in my class at all times.
In conclusion, I experienced problems at a piano lesson and at school. I learned that I should always be prepared for the future because it is unpredictable, and it can be changed if I don’t give up and try again. Also, I learned that I should go to a repair shop, rather than stick the bubblegum on my tire. After experiencing these situations, I will try to remember this lesson and will not make these mistakes again!