Do you easily admit your mistakes?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
May 24, 2007 10:18am CST
I was watching TV last night, and there was a doctor who never admitted her mistakes, even when she knew she was probably wrong. That was a fiction series, but i wondered if people are like that in real life too. I know that there are people that try to avoid saying "sorry, i was wrong" or similar at all cost. It is something i don't understand, because there is nothing wrong in being wrong....it only makes us human, doesn't it? what are your thoughts about it?
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28 responses
@raci05 (9)
• Philippines
25 May 07
I easily admit my errors...there's nothing wrong with it.Admitting errors means you're responsible and sensible enough on what you are doing and what would be the cause of it if you'll stay firm on your opinion or thoughts. It's not bad doing mistakes, what awful is doing mistakes and not admitting it (just don't make it a habit,that's something unacceptable). There's nothing wrong in being wrong???there's wrong in being wrong!!!Mistakes are not inevitable.....
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 May 07
i agree with you. Thank you for your reply
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 07
I fully agree with you that many people trying to keep away from admitting their mistake by saying sorry, …To admit our mistakes is a ‘must’ practice in our daily life. We always cultivated our kids to admit their mistakes since they were young. So if parents have done any mistakes they do have to say sorry to their kids too. If I have made any mistakes surely I will admit and say sorry easily to the person. Since it’s not difficult to utter a word ‘sorry’ so many will repeatedly utter such word yet they still repeat the same mistake again. To say such word sincerely is highly appreciable.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 May 07
yep, it's a given that if you say sorry you must mean what you're saying, otherwise it's not really much to appreciate, is it?
• United States
24 May 07
I try to admit i'm wrong when i am, its only a few times that i don't. I think that you should take the blame for things that you do, its a good thing to let people know you understand it was wrong. In any case you should just admit it to yourself, it can be good for your mental and emotional health.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 May 07
i agree, admitting it to yourself is sometimes the most important thing. I wish that some people learned from that.
24 May 07
It depends who i have to admit it to. If there is no way of hiding my mistake then I will admit it. If i can avoid admittting it the I will. Unless of course someone else is taking the balme for one of my mistakes then I will own up.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
24 May 07
i see what you are trying to say. Well it's good not to make others bear with your own blame :) thanks for your reply
@ice1802 (35)
• Philippines
25 May 07
people always find it hard to admit their mistakes.. you know why? because it often involves saying "im sorry" which is even harder. Mistakes are part of our lives and those are experiences that prepare us for our future.
• Australia
25 May 07
I do admit my mistakes...most of the time!
• China
25 May 07
Yes, I do if I have found out the mistake I have made.
• Philippines
25 May 07
i easily admit my mistakes so that the burden will no longer be there. As simple as that. If you don't release the lie if not admitting your mistake... You are a coward. Thanks LightninStrike and more power! Add me as your friend!
@syrenn (17)
• Philippines
25 May 07
there are people who dont want to admit they are wrong maybe because of there pride.
• United States
25 May 07
I have no problem telling someone I'm sorry.I don't think it makes you weak just empathetic.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
25 May 07
to err is human :) I have no trouble admitting my mistakes. Admitting that we are wrong or that we made a mistake shouldn't be such a big deal, but some people make it a big deal.
• Philippines
25 May 07
Admitting one's mistake is really hard. what can we do,we're only human and human are not perfect. But that's not an excuse for us to hide our own mistake. It will only lead us to self-righteousness and unconciously we are getting imunne into it and eventually destroying our own life. The main reason why alot of people are becoming bad. Though admitting our mistake really takes gut to show off. We should accept it and friendship will bloom.
@xueyao (164)
• China
25 May 07
I belive that I will confess everything if I make a mistake.and I will try my best never doing the same thing.I think that if one make mistake and tell a lie to other people, and they will tell too much lie to hide the first one.It is too tired.Maybe they will guilt everyday.She also must not be eating and sleep well,Everything will be mess up in her life. It is a terrible thing.
• Philippines
25 May 07
Its really hard to admit ones mistake,especially when you are force to admit a mistake that is not really your mistake.but in my case, i would admit its my mistake if i know its really my mistake,there's nothing wrong with that,its part of life no one is perfect no matter how hard we try not to commit one but then we cant avoid it.but as long you know how to admit itand correct it.its okay.unless you refuse to admit and you try to correct the wrong doings with another wrong,thats another story becasue its not good anymore.As they say as human as we are we can commit mistakes as long as we are aware of it.and willing to change and correct it.
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
25 May 07
I used to not admit my mistakes before. If there's any chance i could escape from admitting my fault, i would definitely continue hiding it but so far, nowadays, I have learned to accept my mistakes and see to it that i could ask forgiveness to the person i have find fault with. It's not an easy thing to do at first by I have learned to swallow my pride because saying sorry and that you really it to someone is such a fulfilling thing to do for yourself. It lightens your burden. Why be ashamed to admit if it's your fault right?. Godbless!
• China
25 May 07
i agree with you, i also think that one should say "sorry" when he makes something wrong . in fact , apology is not something ashamed. being brave to admit the mistakes we have made will make us more like human beings.
• India
25 May 07
When i know that i have done a mistake, i accept it. I will not try to defend myself. I will admit my mistake and keep it in my memory, so that i dont make the same mistake again.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
25 May 07
To be honest, majority of people don't really easily accept or admit their own mistakes but if we truly wanted to have a clear conscience and mind, and if we truly wanted peace then by doing so admitting our mistakes would truly help, it helps us to release all the stains that we kept in our hearts and even release us into a new us.
24 May 07
It depends, really. I don't like being wrong, I like to think I'm right about everything, so it's pretty hard for me to admit being in the wrong. But if there's no way out of admitting it, obviously I will. I won't let someone get blamed for anything I've done wrong, either.
@tashii (8)
• United States
24 May 07
yes its easy for me to respond but hard to be forgiven