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    Can you admit to a mistake?

    Can you admit to a mistake or admit you were wrong?
    Fool me once, shame on you.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Many times I've admitted mistakes. I've admitted flaws in my beliefs here and changed my opinions. Personally I have admitted to being wrong... However I have also let people walk all over me. I have admitted to being wrong when I was right just to take the heat and keep stuff from between me and other people. I would admit to being wrong when I was wronged by someone else in order to "keep the peace" and let others trample over me because I dislike conflict and I'd rather not have people I love mad at me. I would say that's as bad as not admitting when we really are wrong. We all have things we struggle with.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Can you admit to a mistake or admit you were wrong?
    I have before.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    No. End thread.

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Yes, I've done so on here at least a few times.

    And I have certainly done so in my real life numerous times. Especially to my husband. The guy is right at least half of the time. I knew I should have married someone dumber.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Personally, I always enjoy being bested in a genuine, formal debate. When it comes to debate, my maxim is, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play that game. Civil disagreements are great, and when I lose an argument civilly I sincerely like being corrected. Even though my position may have lost, I've been persuaded to accept a more correct view of the world, so ultimately when I lose a debate I still win.

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    I guers I'l have to if i every make ones

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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    I do all the time. It sucks..mostly because I suck so much.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    I have quite a few times on this forum.
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    Re: Can you admit to a mistake?

    Yes I can but not if I get pissed off.
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