I heard this today:
"A wise person learns from others' mistakes, but a foolish man says he must make his own."
and thought about how we make the same mistakes over and over in every generation.
Learn from the wisdom of the Bible. Learn from history. Learn from those older than you. They are not infallible, but they have been through it. When you have been through a situation, you have a perspective that one without experience cannot have.
Our politicians would be wise to heed this advice. Our church leaders should as well.
Well, all of us, then.