To Error Is Human, “Just Cross It And Move On” – An Interesting Article By Makinde Azeez

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When I started using Biro in
my primary school, and I
made a mistake, I would try
hard to erase it. Sometimes I
would use chalk, but later it
would reappear. So I began
to use saliva, it worked only
to leave holes in my book.
My teachers then used to beat
me for being outrageously
dirty. But all I tried to do was
cover my errors. One day, a
kind hearted teacher who loved
me so much called me aside.
“Makinde, anytime you make a
mistake, just cross it and move
on. Trying to erase it would
only damage your book”.
“But, I don’t want people to see
my mistake and laugh at me”, I
protested.
“Trying to erase it will make
more people know about your
mess, and the stigma is for life”
Have you made a mistake, cross
it and move on.
Don’t try to create more
irredeemable errors by trying
within your power to erase it.
To err is human.

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