That time I screwed up and learnt a hard lesson

January 20

Breaking the law

Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best?

handcuffs

Yes I have broken the law and it is a shameful experience; one I would delete from my history if possible. Who am I kidding? I’d do it again!

It’s called pirating. I’m a pirate! Yes, I admit I have downloaded illegally using the internet at points in my life and I am not entirely ashamed about it because there is no way in hell I can pay for stuff when I was that young.

Yes I can pay for it now and I do see the importance of funding artists but sometimes it’s not available, for example One Piece Chapters that I read online. I am planning to buy the whole One Piece collection at one point and buy as many other anime and manga I can buy so I guess watching it all online is fine… right?

But on a serious note; I did once hit into another car whilst parking in a supermarket. It was more of a slight scrape but I panicked and didn’t know what to do. So I just parked up and ran away from the problem. Luckily, someone saw me and informed the driver of the car and they left me a note. I was tremendously ashamed of myself as I should have been the one leaving the note.

In the end I paid out £300 for the damages and apologized and everything was sorted but yeah, that was horrible and I did it out of weakness rather than malice. I had no problem paying out for my mistake, I just was afraid of having made a mistake and I ran away from the problem, hoping it would go away rather than trying to deal with it.

For every mistake there is a lesson to be learnt and I think I’ve learnt mine. When problems arise, face them head on and tackle them to the ground before they become a bigger problem later down the line.

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5 responses to “That time I screwed up and learnt a hard lesson

  1. I think, technically, it’s not pirating unless you make copies of the material and distribute. In other words, just because you read/watch pirated materials doesn’t mean you’re breaking the law. It’s still not helpful to the author who is losing money, but not illegal. (Also, pirated One Piece. Someone’s got to make a joke or something.)

    I have the same problem because I don’t have a job and ergo must rely on my grandmother to buy me all my books/manga. But I feel like a jerk when manga is eleven dollars a volume and the Harry Potter box set I apparently can’t live without is over one hundred dollars. I can’t bleed her dry. Still, I try to refrain from pirated media, though I’ve slipped a few times. *Cough* Attack on Titan OVA Episodes *Cough*

    As for the car thing. It’s pretty common when you’re young to do something like that. At least you’re not like me. On the day I got my permit I side swiped someone and had to cough up 1,200 dollars (Life savings gone. My parents believe in paying for your mistakes.)

    You learn from these things and that’s what matters.

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  2. I agree. One thing I do every now and then is download music from YouTube URLs rather than installing iTunes or something and paying $2.00 for a song. I don’t typically copy and distribute, and if I do it’s not for money. I don’t see anything wrong with that, since most of the time I buy the entire album (hard copy) from a music store.

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    • @KaniChronicles I know what you mean. I’ve done that before with music so that I could use it in videos.

      @Detective Loki. Eh, maybe. But I think it had more to do with my never having driven before and not having been given any training or direction, rather then my being of the female persuasion. Sense then I have a perfect driving record.

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