Learn from the mistakes of others; you may not live long enough to make them all yourself. (Jim Tressel, college president)
It may sound rather trite, but we all know that we make lots of mistakes, and the longer we live, the more we will likely make. So, Tressel’s advice is good. Let’s learn from our mistakes, but we don’t have to make them all. We can learn well from others’ blunders. To do so can avoid a lot of embarrassment and gain a lot of wisdom.
Indeed, we all make many mistakes (James 3:2).
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love (Ephesians 4:2).