Second Chances

Article by: Khin Ko Ko Hsu and Kyi Shinn Khin

Have you ever wished that you could have a second chance to start things over again? Maybe a distant friendship, a broken relationship between you and someone you love, or an unstable relationship with a teacher, a friend, a colleague or a family member? Or maybe a second chance to renew your reputation? No matter what, we all deserve second chances, am I right?

We all have had mistakes in the past or did something that might have ruined your reputation at school or work. Our personalities change gradually by time and it can change completely within 5-7 years. Sometimes our personalities change in a good way, but sometimes they change in a bad way. Whether it was a small mistake, a small change in personality or a big one, you might regret some part of it. And when we do, we continuously think about opportunities to get second chances, almost as if we were going to start a new life.

Most of us are scared that if we take a second chance, we would blow it away again, like we did for our first chance. We wonder, “what would happen if I blow it again? Will I get a third chance? What will they think of me?” and so on. Sometimes people want second chances but are scared to ask for it because of the mean comment they receive from others. But to be honest, why should you be scared? If you don’t do it, you will have to stay the way you are for a long time. Who knows? Maybe the second chance you take will lead to a drastic improvement in whoever you are. After all, if you look on the bright side of things, you will eventually learn how to make your second chance worth taking as well.

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