Everyone has made them. I know I have. Mistakes can be forgiven if you are honest in your repentance. I can forgive mistakes. Take the example of that past friend who ditched me in a previous post. It was a very long time ago. I can probably forgive the mistake but not the person.
“How does that work?!” you ask?
Easy. Mistakes are forgiveable….people might not be. Just because you made a mistake means everything is all perfect like it was before. Even if this guy came back to me and said “Sorry” I’d say “Thanks, now fuck off”. That person can not be trusted any more. That unspoken word of friendship trust has been broken. Now, if it was as simple as it looks, you might tend to think I’m being harsh but there is more to the story that I’ll not bother getting into. It was the way he did it that allows me to keep in mind the following saying.
“How you do anything is how you do everything.”
You might even liken that to the “A leopard can’t change it’s spots” quote. To be honest, the energy needed to make such a friendship work again is better spent finding people who don’t have such traits. Make a clean break and start again.
Will I make mistakes in the future? Damned right I will. Will I let them stop me from learning? Never. No one ever got to the top by being right all the time and I’m going all the way baby!