To err is human, to forgive and forget is immortal

Everybody makes mistakes. It is simply part of being who we are. Anybody who claims to have never made one, is lying. Big or small, a mistake was made somewhere.
It's everywhere. Tward369 via photopin cc
Some people simply eliminate the category altogether. 'There are no mistakes. Just setbacks / inconveniences / obstacles. All you can do is work around / move on / ignore them.' They work under the assumption that 'if nothing goes wrong, nothing is wrong'. Not admitting mistakes means not having to fix them. And that is the real objective.
People attach a stigma to mistakes because of fear. Fear of prosecution. Fear of retribution. Fear of responsibility. This focus on the 'fear' delays and hinders efforts to fix the problem. Time is wasted on persecution and tossing blame between parties. Lost time that may be crucial to fixing the problem and recovering from it.
The best way to move forward and focus on the remedy is forgiveness. It removes the barrier of fear and paves the way to a solution. Better still, once it is over, think not of the mistake again. We remember most those who forget our mistakes. That is their immortality.

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