Is it healthy to always admit mistakes?

I think you need to admit to yourself when you have made a mistake. This is all a part of learning and improving by doing something wrong.

Imagine if you lived a life where you never admitted that you made a mistake and were always right. I think it would be disastrous as you would never learn and most likely keep repeating the same mistake over and over again.

We grow as  a person by seeing our mistakes and it takes someone smart enough to realize what they have done wrong. Sometimes it is hard to admit our faults and what and where we have gone wrong but that is part of being human. We aren't all perfect and the only way to improve is by making mistakes.

As long as you learn from your mistakes you will be a better person for it and more humble knowing you are fallible. It takes a certain kind of person to openly admit where they have gone wrong and you will find these types of people are more genuine and likable.


For me, it is healthy to always admit one's mistake because no man is above mistake. Mistake is not what one should be afraid of making, as long as one does not repeat the same mistake over and over again.

Also, there is nothing wrong in admitting that one has made a mistake. In short, people are more likely to respect sincere persons than those who conceal their mistakes.

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Yes, it's healthy to always admit your mistake. Not admitting ones mistake is like living in deceit, it's unhealthy.


This is an excellent question. Very excellent indeed. To be straight, yes it is absolutely healthy to always admit one's mistakes. That's something that everybody should know. Personally, I try to admit it and apologize once I realize I'm wrong. It's something that i had to learn and also something people have come to respect me for. I believe that there is no grace in pigheadedness. For some people, even when they realize they are wrong, they hold onto their false ideals and argue it to the end. Going down with the ship, if I may say. But to build a better people and to forge a better society, we must learn to admit our wrongs, apologize for them and also learn from them. To hold onto what is wrong is to hold onto falsehoods. Sometimes when I'm talking to someone about something and I'm arguing really passionately, then I realize I'm wrong, it's always kind of hard to stop and admit it. But I still do. And I do it because I value being corrected over being right. And I believe that if every man, woman and child can learn that realize that too, then we can make progress as a people. And if they have to be taught, then I'll use myself as an example


It's a good thing because it allows one to move on