We all make mistakes

because we are humans, and no robots



For whatever reason, yesterday I decided to let go of the daily routine and read some BBC news first. The first thing I saw was CIA’s Petraeus quits over affair. After reading the entire article, and opening all the links in separate tabs, reading them also, I was a bit sad for him. For them. For us, as human beings.

Why do we have to put a man against the wall for making mistakes? Because it’s in our nature to do so?

But why? Because we must abide by the rules?

Whose rules? Rules of our society?

Who tells if these are good or bad rules? Who decides what is good and what is bad?

Why must bad be bad and good be good? Maybe my bad is someone else’s good and the other way around?

One of the links in the article lead back to General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living.

One of the rules states:

We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them, and to take off the rear­ view mirrors—drive on and avoid making them again.

Did he not abide by his own rule then, when stating: “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair” and “Such behaviour is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organisation such as ours. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation.” ?

Today, the following headline kept my attention:

Holly Petraeus, betrayed wife of Gen. Petraeus, faces public humiliation

Who are we to judge? She didn’t actually go public after yesterday! How are others supposed to know what has happened between them?

And who are we to tell weather they both face humiliation?

Maybe public humiliation is not so important. Or must not be so important. After all, it’s what they both feel. Do we really know what happened between them? Or what is happening during these days?

To be honest, I’m sick and tired about being judgmental.

I’m sick and tired of people taking advantage of the mistakes others make.

We should stop a bit and think about our own mistakes.

Are the ones judging really perfect? Don’t they make mistakes? Didn’t they have moments in their own oh so perfect lives, when they have not disclosed the truth or all the truth?

I think we all have done things which we are not proud of.

I think when some public figure comes out, for whatever reason, and tells the truth, again for whatever reason, the least thing we all can do is try not to be judgmental and try not to denigrate them more than they themselves have already done.