It is said that America is suffering an epidemic of infallibility and I agree, but I don’t think the problem applies only to Americans.
I think this is a human issue.
People have a hard time admitting when they’re wrong, as if doing so is a weakness, and it has resulted in division and fractured trust.
Some people will admit they’re wrong only to keep their image in good standing, like narcissists.
Others will actually take responsibility for their wrongs and do what they can to make right, but they seem to be in the minority.
What do you think is at the core of this epidemic?
Is it simply the fear of feeling embarrassed or ashamed?
When you’ve been handed evidence showing you’re wrong, or are caught in a lie, do you dig your heels into your indefensible position,or do you concede and take the necessary steps to think and do better?
I know that personally, when I admit I was wrong or mistaken, I do my best to be conscious and consistent in righting the wrong behavior so as not to make amends again, but also because trust and integrity mean a lot to me.
I’m quicker to trust a person who can admit they’re fallible, take full reaponsibility for their actions and take steps change.
Do you appreciate humility too?