As we get older we’re expected to know more, be more wise. But no matter how old you are you’ll never be perfect. If you slip up don’t be too hard on yourself. Just learn from it and move on.
Beating yourself up will get you nowhere. All it will do is destroy your self-confidence. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t take responsibility for your actions. Part of aging is using what you’ve learned to be a more fully developed individual, which means you should constantly be understanding more.
You should better understand the way the world works, how you work and what and what not is of quality human interaction and human characteristics. We all have different culture, different ideals of what is right and wrong. Such goes without saying really. But there are those qualities, those things that humanity as a whole accepts and comprehends as being a part of natural growth cycle of a human being.
There are those attributes people should strive towards while aging. Some come more naturally. Some we must push for. Some are just common sense. And there are those things we know from within are just right, which are shared amongst man as a whole.
Maintaining a responsibility to uphold these “things” is part of maturing. If you aren’t attending to these duties as you age, you are holding yourself back. You are stunting your growth. So, it can be said knowing when to take responsibility for your actions is a common one of those attributes discussed here. But, as stated earlier, part of getting older is also understanding that you will mess up.
When you do, don’t be self-degrading in your determination of the fact you messed up. Accept it. Take responsibility. Learn. Grow. Move on. We can only change the way we handle or prevent our mistakes for future instances. We can’t change the mistake that has already happened.
Original X: Bach