It’s often said, every mistake you make is a progress, sign that you are trying.
But is that true in every sense?
Slapping your wife
Cheating on your partner
Bitching about your best friend
Beating someone up in anger
Passing lewd comments at a stranger
Stealing from your loved ones
Are these really a mistake?
Sorry I fail to see any signs of progress through these attempts. And no sorry’s can ever give you a clean chit for them, because these are not mistakes but conscious attempts.
As per dictionary.com, mistake certainly means :
Before accepting someone’s actions under the tag of mistakes and grant forgiveness just double-check do they justify any of the above conditions?
sometimes what is broken is beyond repair.
So, choose your mistakes wisely, not everything leads to progress ; some lead to a dead-end.