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How Many Times Do We Pay For One Mistake

How Many Times Do We Pay For One Mistake

How many times do we pay for one mistake? The answer is thousands of times.  The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake. The rest of the animals pay once for every mistake they make. But not us. We have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves.  If justice exists, then that was enough; we don’t need to do it again. But every time we remember, we judge ourselves again, we are guilty again, and we punish ourselves again, and again, and again. If we have a wife or husband, he or she also reminds us of the mistake, so we can judge ourselves again, punish ourselves again, and find ourselves guilty again. Is this fair?”
―don Miguel Ruiz

Thomas Mofolo

Experienced copywriter as well as a content writer with ample experience in social media management. You can find me writing mostly about self-development.View Author posts