Mistakes

Singapore
March 26, 2007 2:25am CST
We all make mistakes whether small or big. Some people give excuses, others hide them, and some refuse to admit them. Do you admit to your mistakes when confronted ? How do you react when others point out your mistakes ? Do you tell the mistakes others made ?
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I always admit to my mistakes. We are after all only human and humans make mistakes. I don't get offended, I usually respond with "I'm sorry, that will never happen again" and it won't. We learn from our mistakes so that we can become better people. I don't often point out others mistakes, as it is not my place to do so.
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• Singapore
26 Mar 07
You are absolutely right. To err is human and to forgive is divine. It is good to learn from our mistakes so that we can improve ourselves. What if the mistakes of others affect you directly ?
• United States
26 Mar 07
if they affect me directly, I do try to help them by showing them the correct way to do things. I never judge or condemn.
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• Singapore
26 Mar 07
I agree with you. It is more positive to show the right way than to point fingers or complain. Also, I do not like to condemn others or be judgmental.
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@Darkwing (21587)
27 Apr 07
Every human being makes mistakes. None of us is perfect and there is no reason we shouldn't admit to being wrong. If another makes a mistake, I might point it out to them if they are known to me, such as a work colleague or a friend, but if it were a stranger, I would leave them to figure things out for themselves. Brightest Blessings.
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
We are not perfect and we should all learn from each other so that we can improve and become a better person, friend, father/mother, brother/sister etc... May God bless everyone of us as we learn to humble ourselves !
@Darkwing (21587)
27 Jun 07
You're quite right, Wealth. Blessed Be!
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Truth hurts but i accept my mistakes whether others have pointed out to me or what i have in myself. You won't learn the mistake if you don't accept it, learn from it, then move on. One way of learning is to accept mistakes that you (I) have made. And you've got to learn from it, otherwise, those mistakes will always come back to you until you've learned from it.
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• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Yes, you are absolutely right. We must learn from our mistakes. Mistakes if not corrected can lead to disastrous consequences for ourselves and/or others.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Mar 07
like any other human being i do make mistakes i am not one of those people that give excuses somtime i understand what got me to make this mistake- which i think is important i do admit my mistakes do not have problem with this one but usually when others point out my mistakes in a large forum of people without informing me at this first- i do feel angree and a bit emberresed because to my believe there is always a way of doing things.
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• Singapore
27 Mar 07
Approaching a person to discuss privately about his/her mistakes is definitely better than doing it in public or in a forum. In this way, we will not hurt a person's feeling, pride or cause any embarassment. Understanding how others feel is important.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
I am not always very good at admitting my mistakes. However, honesty works best in the long run & i am trying to rectify this. I suppose it depends on how serious the mistake is, and if anyone is personally affected by it.
• Singapore
27 Mar 07
Yes, honesty is the best policy. If it is a small mistake and no one is personally affected by it, I think most people will not want to admit it. There is a fear of lack of trust and loss of reputation.
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
I admit to my mistakes in fact just today I admtted to a mistake made on my webpage with some information, so I thought it must have been my fault to I fixed the problem and told everyone I made a boo only to look at the printed info I was given in the first place and it wasn't my fault at all, so I also admit to other peoples mistakes....:(
• Singapore
26 Mar 07
You certainly have the courage to admit your mistakes and also point to other people's mistakes. Hope we can be more forgiving if other people made mistakes so that they can also forgive us.
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