From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. (Publilius Syrus, 1st century BC Latin writer)
There’s something in the perverse nature of many of us that may cause us to take pleasure in another person’s mistake. We may laugh or tease the one who made the error. But, when it’s our mistake, we may be embarrassed, and we likely will not react kindly to someone who laughs at us. The best response to errors—whether ours or another person’s—is to learn from them.
Indeed, we all make many mistakes (James 3:2). A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes (Ecclesiastes 10:4).