what do you think

@ritzz07 (791)
India
April 17, 2011 6:22pm CST
"I DONT CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME.I DO CARE ABOUT MY MISTAKES."THIS IS A VALUABLE QUOTE BY SOCRATES. My all mylot brothers and sisters this is my question to you all today how many people accept their mistakes,and how many people avoid self admiration(adoration). if u are asking me then the person related to me knows very well that i always accept my mistakes and try to avoid that next time.and i have many things from ma mistakes. so i can say your mistakes are youe best teacher, however whats about you?
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18 responses
@lyamsitiy (104)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
i have done a lot of stupid mistakes in the past and i have to admit that some of them are really hard to accept but in time i have come to realize that i was able to make right decisions after making those mistakes. I believe in the saying that what can't kill you will only makes you stronger.
@mallu30 (463)
• India
19 Apr 11
Yes you are right. Making mistakes is common for all. Nobody in the world is perfect. So everybody commits mistakes.We have to realise our mistakes and see that the mistake cannot be repeated. I accept my mistakes and must avoid repeating them. We have nothing to do with what other people says about us.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Hey, Ritzz! You must know a lot of people who are very different from those in my circle. Most beat themselves up over mistakes and chastise themselves for the most minor slip. I don't think I've ever met anyone for whom self-adoration is part of life...
@mythociate (13759)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 Apr 11
I don't judge anybody, not even myself; I just do unto others as I'd do unto myself.
@wolf92s (17)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I would have to agree with you ritzz07. I do accept my mistakes. I did notice that you said nothing about the first part of what Socrates says. "I don't care what people say about me." This may be seen as a way to avoid self-admiration. But what about the other aspect. Avoiding peoples hateful comments. Example: not carring that someone thinks your stupid. This is how I personally feel about what some people say to me. What about you?
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
Certainly,why do we need to care what other people would say about us... what we should care is our mistakes. We should learn from our mistakes and try not to commit the same mistakes again. People around us can judge according to their observation. They can judge,they can gossips...so be it. As long you never do harm and never interfere with their lives,then just ignore them. Mind our own lives cause no one can help you but yourself alone.(this is what i sees on the saying of Socrates)
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
18 Apr 11
It's easy to say that I don't care about what other people think,but I do when I think about people who are close to me,their opinion certainly matters.That doesn't mean that I take into consideration what everybody thinks,there are people I don't know very well and I don't really care about they say about me,in fact I'm not interested in their actions and I can only advice them to take care of their own pathetic lives and mind their own business.Anyway,if I realize that I commited a mistake I try to assume it and do my best to avoid it in the future;the important thing is to try as best I can not to hurt people I care about.
• United States
18 Apr 11
I have made several mistakes and I am nit proud of them, but I think we all learn by our mistakes and we learn some the hard way sad but true! As we get older we get smarter and wiser and time tells everything!!
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
go or no? - wisdom is the key. knowing what's right from what's not.
i care less about other people's mistakes, what i care most is how i interact with them. as long as i haven't hurt anyone, as long as i'm not stepping into other's morale then i'm good with what i am not. although, sometimes we can't get rid of hurting others but at least i'm always putting in mind that "what if i'm in his/her shoe?".
@ivane07 (76)
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
Experience is the best teacher. I absolutely agree with this saying because I believe that we learn from our mistakes and we could do something in order to avoid committing the same mistakes again. I don't really care about what other people say to me if I know that I am doing the right thing. However, I take constructive criticisms because I know that I can improve myself if I listen to their advices. But just remember that nobody is perfect and nobody has the right to judge you based on the mistakes that you've done.
@Hatley (154941)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 11
ritzz Socrates was very wise wiser than me as I do care at least a little what people say about me but I am also very caring about my mistakes and about learning from them so I will not make the s ame mistakes again. I think really most humans, being human do want people to like them but I do not get bent out of shape if some do not. we cannot be loved by all we meet at any rate. but i do try to be a good person but like most people I have had my errors but I did learn from them all.So yes our mistakes are our best teacher. andif we never try at all thats the biggest mistake of all.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I love this quote and I definitely agree, however I guess it could really be taken in two different ways. I don't really care what people say about me. I am who I am and I do what's right by me. However, it is important to understand how we are affecting people. If people are saying something negative about us, there might be something we are doing that it might be a good idea to evaluate. There might be some habit that causes us to hurt others unintentionally. However, there are also times where you are doing just fine and it's the other party who has an issue. In this case, whatever, it doesn't need to affect you. I do care about my mistakes in the sense that they are, as you said, wonderful teachers, but I don't care much about them in the sense that I don't regret my mistakes. What I mean is that what's past is past and we should let go. Once we have learned all that we can from that mistake, we need to let it go and move on. No need to let something tear us up inside when we can't change it.
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
hello ritzz07, everyone make mistakes but not everybody owns up to it. I make a lot of mistakes and sometimes i have to swallow my pride and accept those mistakes and promise to myself never to do it again. However, i hate owning up to mistkaes i have never committed (but that's a different story now) :) Thanks for the Socrates quote,!
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
Being human , we are all capable of making mistakes no matter how much we try to.Having to accept this and also admitting it when we do make a mistake is one leap towards maturity.However, I find it hard sometimes to forgive myself and it hurts me so much when I hurt people or cause real damage as a consequence of my failure to be right.But i try to get over it, i guess it happens sometimes to all people. You are absolutely right, we shouldn't live by how others see us through their eyes.They don't really care if you have a reason at all .All they know(this is about people who knows nothing but to make judgements on others and yet they can't see the dirt in their own eyes) is push you more downward till you are on your knees all broken and defeated.
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
My mistakes made me what I am now...I care about what some people say about me but not all, I can't please everybody but since I love and admire my mother, I care very much about her opinion of me, same goes for my fiancée, siblings, and trusted friends...
@dlpierce (476)
• United States
17 Apr 11
I certainly accept the mistakes I have made. Some I have learned from right away and didn't repeat. Others were slower at teaching me much but finally I learned not to repeat them.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
i too have that thinking. i know i can not please everybody and i know no matter what you do there are still people out there say something bad or against you so why bother. i listen to people who i now are concern about me and i know they say things about what i do for me to improve it. but coming from people who always look out for mistakes from other people then i dont care. there are a few people in my life that are really concern in whati do and appreciates it.
@dimzok (127)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 11
hy ritzz,i think so many people right now dont care about people say and dont care about the mistake too,they are going to selfish and then it harmful so many people,but if i thought it makes them will loss,i think as long as people says is good for us,why we dont compromise with that things