Back in 1972, the soul group, "The Main Ingredient" had a very popular song, "Everybody plays a fool sometime." One line of the lyrics said, "there's no exception to the rule." And rest assured that is indeed true, for no person is infallible, and no person is so smart that he will never commit an ill advised or plain dumb act. On any given day, any of us could walk down stupid street (1 Corinthians 10:12, 2 Peter 3:17, Deuteronomy 6:10–12, Proverbs 7:7–23, 2 Samuel 11:1–27, 2 Sam. 12:1–14, 2 Sam. 17:23, Jonah 1:3, Matthew 27:3–5, 1 Kings 8:46).
When a man has done something he regrets, all he can do is start over again. No one is perfect and even those who laugh at others, better be careful because next time someone will be laughing at them. Recovery from a foolish act will not be easy, but it can be done. First, recognize your mistake and chalk it up for learning experience. If others confront you about the dumb deed, just admit that it was dumb and that you have learned from it. Don't torture yourself over dumb mistakes you made, get on with your life.
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