STOP AND THINK – No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. (Alexander Pope, 18th century English poet)

One of the hardest things for any of us to say is, “I was wrong.” Somehow, it just goes against our prideful nature, doesn’t it? But Pope’s conclusion is worth considering. When we see our mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve, we can pass on to others what we’ve learned for the benefit of all of us.

The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge (Proverbs 15:2). Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning (Proverbs 9:9).