To err is human, but when eraser wears out ahead of the pencil...

May 9, 2012 5:36am CST
To err is human but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you are overdoing it. My opinion with the above quote is that, if you always try to correct something that couldn't be corrected or that by default it's always there, there would be no sense taking time with it. Like thinking about your past that wouldn't return at all. What are your opinions about the quote above? Do we have the same view? Please state yours, my sister have different interpretation with it. Want to hear yours.. Thanks..
4 responses
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 May 12
In the end, we try and rather erase our mistakes, too much, spending a lot of time really obsessing what might have been. Rather we should be thinking about what can be right now. I'll be honest, it is very easy to just cling onto a lot of the problems that have occurred right in the past. But what is done is done and we cannot go back again. The future is right in front of our eyes, the past has been put right behind us and there is no turning back the hands of time. We should remember the mistakes that have happened and intend to really never make them again, but at the same time, don't try and wash right over them, to try and fix the past. The past has been set and now all it can do is shape the future.
• Australia
12 May 12
My eraser ran out when I was 20, and the last 47 years have been a bit draining. Perhaps God should have given us bigger erasers. (And I mean that in the most innocent possible way .) Lash
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
9 May 12
having the eraser worn out, much caution should be observed so as not to make a mistake again. Nothing is perfect in this world, and mistakes should be taken as they come, realized and adapt for a change. Rationally, we learn from mistakes thus the tendency to commit them again should be nil. if it is a constant cycle of repeating the same mistakes, then there is no need to use the pencil, lol!
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
9 May 12
Yeah I agree with you. There is no sense in thinking about the past as we can't change it. We can only learn from our past mistakes and do our best not to make the same ones over. Otherwise we would end up living in the past and not focusing on our present life and what we can do with it now. Where we can go, what goals we can focus on, and what we can really accomplish for the future.