Do you admit your mistakes?

Philippines
July 7, 2008 12:06pm CST
If you've committed a mistake, (intentional or not)do you admit it? do you say sorry? or you don't care enough? Your thoughts...
7 responses
• India
7 Jul 08
Hi friend, Its good habit to admit our mistake.I too agree admit the mistake if i make.I simply say sorry.I think its bad habit,if we dont care enough to say sorry. If a very real bad think happens,than i feel very depressed.I will think it for long run about it too.... Have a nice day.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
It usually depends on the situation. When I was younger, it was a reflex action to try and put the blame on how things went wrong onto other people. This gave me a psychological crutch. If the problem was not mine, why did I need to appologise for the things that I did not do. However, as I've grown older, I've been trying to look at situations from a more internal point of view. If there's something that went wrong, I try to ask myself what could I have done to make the situation better and how did I contribute to the situation. I've found that this allows one to take ownership of situations and once you have ownership, you get control of the situation. As such, I find myself admitting my own mistakes and when you admit to your mistakes, you'll find that you're better able to find solutions to the problem. I must admit that making a mental switch still takes time. I actually have to discipline myself into looking at situations from a personal perspective rather than from a blame everyone else perspective. But its getting easier. I've found that I have more respects for leaders who admit their mistakes and when I follow their examples, people are more willing to deal with me.
• India
7 Jul 08
Its ok friend, Have a nice day....
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
yeah, sometimes we need to examine the situation and see what went wrong and learn to admit our mistakes for the betterment of the situation.
• India
7 Jul 08
If we were to admitt our mistakes we would have been divine not human, it is humane to defend ones fault. I would rather argue trying to prove my point . I will never admitt my mistake if I am arguing with my husband !!! just to prove that women are better thinkers. with parents it is total submissiveness, whatever they say is for good. with my kids again to let the kids know that momy can hardly make a mistake.Till date I have never said sorry to anyone , only at the extreme circumstances when it really hurt them and som e kind of mis understanding has cropped up.
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
i respect that. i also don't easily accept my mistakes when it comes to arguing with my husband. as long as i can defend my side, i will..but, if i am already caught off guard, of course, i would and say sorry. but then again, we are entitled to our own choices and preferences.
• United States
7 Jul 08
I always do. I'm not ashamed of saying 'my bad', lol. Mistakes happen and people will always make them. It's a part of life. Sometimes it's best to say that you've done wrong accidentally. It's just easier to deal with, I find.
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
As a person we often make mistakes whether it is intentional or not. In my life I've made a lot of mistakes. Whenever I made one, my conscience usually bothers me. I won't be able to rest unless I say sorry to the person whom I've made a mistake.
@MAX1966 (1030)
• Netherlands
7 Jul 08
yes i do say sorry i care more then enough i know i make mistakes and that is ok i am only human
@petiksmode (2986)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
yeh i do admit my mistakes... i remmber when i was very young i also do this becoz when i do my mom will not spank or hit anymore i will just admit and say sorry....it works hahahaha...
• India
7 Jul 08
Hi If a committed a mistake and when I realize it, usually I will admit this and say sorry. There is nothing to admitting the mistakes one have done. I think it is easy to admit than to keep it secretly in you mind and worry about it.