Our mistakes

"As soon as you see a mistake and don't fix it, it becomes your mistake."

This is a well known safety slogan, used all over industry and in emergency services, but why is this not a life philosphy?

We lead our lives with blinders on, not correcting mistakes we see others making, beacuse "It does not effect me." or "It's their life to screw up.", but when does it cross that line and become OUR mistake to allow others to screw up?

Too often we stand by and watch others make mistakes, and even stop others from stepping in with comments of "What gives you the right to make that choice?"

Well, we each have the right and the responsibility to inform others of mistakes we see them making, if they still choose to screw up, then that is their choice, but if we keep our mouths shut about things we see and know, then it becomes OUR mistake as well, not just theirs.

16 May 2007 10:44:01


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