We try to learn some skills at different stages in our life. Sometimes due to ease of convenience, we may just take help of friends and acquaintances for this learning. During my school days I tried to learn cycling with the help of a friend, using a hired cycle, which is normally never in best working condition. During one of the several sessions I was hit by an object near the side of my eye and I got a cut leading to bleeding. I had to take medical advice. It took several days to get healed up. I was fortunate that my eye was not damaged. It dampened my spirits such that I could not learn cycling fully satisfactorily for some time. I still remember the incident up to this long distance in time. I felt that my friend should have been more cautious & serious in making me learn cycling and he should have disallowed use of a hired cycle. There is a case of observing the event of a solar eclipse. As a child there was the usual curiosity. As a group of children, we prepared plain glass strips and blackened them with black soot as advised, to observe the Sun, through its blackened area. This was to prevent strong sunlight from falling directly on the eyes. But due to inadequate advice and expertise available, the strip was probably not blackened properly and fully and it had some areas where soot was insufficient. After one of my friends observed solar eclipse through such a strip, part of the retina of one of his eyes is said to have been burnt, due to which vision from that eye has been partly affected permanently. With proper expertise available and checking of the glass strips, this might not have happened. There is yet another case of a woman learning dance. She learnt the dance quickly and gave a few scintillating performances even, which were appreciated. But after some time she developed knee pain, which made even her walking difficult. She temporarily suspended her passion for dance, consulted a Doctor, got some tests done and is now under medication. It may be quite some time before she can recommence dancing. This appears to be due to some short coming or lack of proper advice during or after coaching sessions. My experience is that we should try to learn the required skills from a professional trainer, so that we are in safe hands, learn the finer points, get satisfactory and complete training without getting involved in accidents.