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I Will Admit It When I'm Wrong

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    And I Have To Admit It Quite Often

    How can we learn from our mistakes if we don't own up to them? If I know I'm right, I'll argue until the very end. But if I'm wrong, I'm the first to admit it.
    missmisunderstood missmisunderstood 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    And Most People Should.

    I know that when I'm wrong, I should admit to it. And I do. Most of the time with a sorry following. Although it may not always make you feel good to admit that you are wrong, I feel that it is a very healthy thing to do. But if you aren't wrong, then fight like hell to prove you...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I Try to Admit When I Am Wr...

    I try to admit when I am wrong. I find its a better way to keep trust and gain friends when people know you don't think you're right all the time.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F Mar 29, 2008

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    Admit It !

    I just relized I have no problem amitting when I'm wrong and I always say"I could be wrong"
    rickysworld rickysworld 26-30, T Feb 22, 2008

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    Or Try Too At Least.

    Or try too at least. But it happens so rarely..... =p
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    When it happens

    But of course I'm never wrong.  lol. Just a joke but it does come down to taking responsibility for your actions.  And we are supposed to learn from our mistakes.  But it can sometimes be difficult and humbling.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Learn, Don't Lie

    And yet, we all pretend we're right. It's something we should all try to do more. Admitting we're wrong means we know we're not right and are brave enough to admit it. We then learn from our mistake, which is better as you don't learn anything from lying.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Everyone Likes To Be Right

    And I am just like everyone else, I love to be right, I love to argue and I will very often have the logic and the data to back up my arguments. But a while back I finally understood that life is not about being right and that if I really wanted to do my part in making this...
    nevenera1 nevenera1 41-45, F Nov 17, 2010

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    So Important

    I think being able to admit when you're wrong, hold your hands up and say you're sorry is one of the most important personality traits to have. If you can't admit you're wrong to someone or even to yourself then you have something deeply wrong inside. People can appreciate a...
    Mysteryman6652 Mysteryman6652 36-40, M Oct 9, 2012

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    I Hate to Be Wrong, But I W...

    I hate to be wrong, but I will admit when I'm wrong.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    And Today I Was.....

    I admit that I was wrong when I posted a question about another EP member. I just acted in the moment. I was pissed that he had wrote crap about me on my whiteboard, and than blocked me because I guess he didn't want someone to fight back with him, idk. I admit I was wrong, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 29, 2009

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    I Admit I Am Wrong Daily It Seems

         The world changes every day. What one was taught yesterday is not correct today. So not to be  like the dinosaur, I change with the time. I learn new customs, ways of sharing, and diversity daily. Yet, I make mistakes DAILY it seems. When one is...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    Sometimes, often times,

    it's really hard for me to do this. And I'm working really hard to not be so stubborn.
    yellowbelly23 yellowbelly23 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    No Problem

    if you just admit it and move on.
    coloco coloco 61-65, M Sep 13, 2010

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    As Soon As I Am Wrong....

    ....I will admit it, but until then....... - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Oct 17, 2007

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    I Stand By My Word

    I will admit it when I'm wrong. Until then, I'm Right. and when I'm right, I'm right, alright! Fin
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 26, 2012

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    Of Course, That's Seldom?

     Really, I'm wrong a lot because I dare a lot.  And I readily admit it when I'm wrong, even though that drives me nuts to admit.  The more chances you take, the more mistakes you make but the more possibility of success too! If you never swing a bat you can't ever...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 7 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    Why Not Admit It

    were human we make mistakes i love being right lol but i know when i have made a mistake when i am wrong and i have no issue going yepp that wasnt how it went lol cuz if u dont admit it then your a liar and i wanna be an honest person if your wrong its cool just say so
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2012

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    Integrity: It's What We Need.

    You know something don't you? Many people will do practically anything to avoid admitting they were wrong even sometimes to the extent of getting into very serious trouble with partners, employers and even the law through either misrepresenting something or even telling blatant...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F Dec 22, 2010

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    No Way, No How, Could I Ever Believe A Person Who Said This!

    I am constantly amazed at People who will say this! It holds about as much truth as the person who says "Trust ME" . I  feel pretty upset about anyone who is so above it all that they would  Ever say this! How do you find out you are wrongI I'll bet if anyone said you...
    BCBoomer58 BCBoomer58 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    No..

    I don't mind admitting  to my mistakes - mistakes are after all  lessons learned and learning helps us to grow  - lets face it who wants to be a midget all of their lives? [ unless you happen to be born one ..that is]
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F May 31, 2010

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    Why Is It So Hard?

    What is it so hard for people to admit when they're wrong?  I don't think many people like to admit it when they're wrong but surely it's better to say "sorry, I was wrong" than hold onto a belief with dogged determination no matter what.  It's through...
    chasingrainbows chasingrainbows 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    If It Ever Happens!

    I will gladly admit it haha :)
    yourenglishlover yourenglishlover 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2010

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    Just Recently

    I made a huge mistake. I had cheated on my boyfriend and felt so guilty about it i couldn't focus on anything but that and kept getting real upset. I had to tell him. Even when I did I beat myself up for it by not eating, not doing anything at school or at home...I knew he would...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F Oct 17, 2007

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    Yep

    I can be pretty darn stubborn, but when I am proven wrong, I will be the first to admit it, even changing my perspectives to the side of what is true. I like to be right, so when it turns out that I am wrong on something, I change to be more correct.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 2, 2011

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    Took Some Time

    I do believe that everyone should admit they are wrong when they are. However for me, I always use to blame everyone else for my woes or problems. As I got older, I realized that all the choices I made in my life, I MADE!! No one else could be blamed or circumstances be used to...
    davidb5356 davidb5356 51-55, M Jun 1, 2013

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    Okay. I'm a bit embarrassed by the fact

    that I vehemently defended Hobby Lobby and their right to protest the birth control mandate for religious reasons. I still believe this mandate is unconstitutional for family owned businesses and infringes on religious freedom, but I had no idea of the extent of the hypocrisy...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Gladly

    I have no problem taking responsibility for my actions and admitting when I am wrong or have made a mistake. It was not always like that though, admittedly I used to point the finger elsewhere. Once I began to harness the power of being a man in every sense of the word, my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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    Everyone Should Admit When They're Wrong.

    They're many people in the world that will remember every time you admit you were wrong and they were right, but never remember any time that you were right and they were wrong, those same people will then wonder why your life is so much better than there's.
    XRTKLO XRTKLO 41-45, M Jan 6, 2013

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    No Big Deal!

    I am not always right and I do learn from my mistake. I can and do admit when I am wrong! But only if I feel than I am wrong or a person makes a very compelling argument. =p I am a bit stubborn in my thoughts and beliefs though. It takes A LOT to change my mind in that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    But When I'm Not...........

    and someone accuses me of it, I get really peeved. Told a friend one time that I had diabetes once. My friend called me a liar and said you can't have sugar diabetes one day and then not have it the next. I tried to plead my case with facts like, 'I was pregnant', but in...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    A to Zac

    I'm going to get a lot of you giving me a hard time but well... My sister insisted that I should accompany her to watch Transformers 2 when I knew all my friends had been queuing forever and didn't get to watch. (No movie is worth breaking your back waiting in line like idiots...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Must Everything Be a Competition?

    I'm very frustrated by people who can't admit when they are wrong.  I understand having convictions, we all do; but if you can't be swayed by logic then you are just being stubborn and narrow-minded, and that's nothng to be poud of.  Not everything needs to be a...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 10 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Admit I Am Wrong

    I will admit it when I am wrong and therefore I cannot be right but when I am right, there`s no way I can be wrong so why bother telling or making me believe I am wrong when right is the right answer, lol.If I am wrong, why deny it?  Its not complicated, I will gladly tell you I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Dec 22, 2010

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    It Was Not Always Like That

    Nowdays I admit when I am wrong. I didn't use to though. I have grown as a person and I feel it is the right thing to do and I expect the same from others even though I do not always get it.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    Getting a Situation Under Control

    I'll admit when I'm wrong... this usually unarms a person who is belligerent and wants to argue, comforts a person who feels they were wronged and builds respect toward me from that person. It doesn't cost anything and the situation is usually quickly under my control.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    To Err Is Human..

    ...........therefore i err alot! lol no seriously, every body makes mistakes and gets things wrong. if i f*** up i will hold my hands up.
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Dec 17, 2007

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    I Yelled, I Regretted, I Apologized.

    A few days ago, M managed to say just the wrong thing at the worst possible moment.  I was in a bad place in my head.  And I snapped her head off.  Worse, I raised my voice, knowing full well that my surge in temper had very little to do with M.So, when I saw her today, I...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jun 1, 2012

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    I was part of a skype call

    for a long time. Then I was kicked out for a while. I came back and admitted what I was doing was wrong (I was just being obnoxious at that stage in my life) and I have been with them since.
    BB815 BB815 22-25, M Jan 6

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    I'm Wrong

    I was sitting with a friend tonight shooting the breeze.  We were laughing and enjoying what we refer to as "storytime."  I mentioned someone and she shared a rather rude remark he has made about me.  Of course, she was grinning off the ridiculous comment....and of course I...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2011

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    I'm Sorry. It's All My Fault.

    They say those are the words every man should learn, to have a successful marriage. I guess I didn't learn them soon enough! I know better now. I'm no push over and if I'm convinced I'm right, I'll argue with you until we're both blue in the face but I've learned my lesson. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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