Second Chances

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  1. mr. daydream profile image60
    mr. daydreamposted 14 years ago

    Overall, do people deserve second chances after making (at best) careless or selfish errors, if not doing completely evil deeds.

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      As long as they are really willing to change and have seen the errors of their ways, people, for the most part, deserve second chances, third chances, as many chances as they want. People are always going to make mistakes. That's part of being human. It'd be crazy if one mistake meant that a person did not get a chance anymore.

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      Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      But people are capable of giving second chances, undesreved.

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      LegendaryHeroposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      People do not deserve second chances. All mistakes are final.

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        donovantposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        What are u perfect or something. I wonder what your response would be if u made a mistake.

  2. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    I think it's hard to tell in broad terms, each case, and each person, is indivdual.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 14 years ago

    Okay, what did you do?  Because if you really did do something evil, do the right thing and give yourself up to the police. If it's just careless, selfish stuff, there's a lot of us and you can turn that around.

  4. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 14 years ago

    Yes.  Depending on the circumstances, of course. 

    Such as:  I would not give a second chance to a Sex Offender, but I would give Taco Bell another chance to get my order right.  smile

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      A Texanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You would probably have better luck with the sex offender!

      1. Rafini profile image69
        Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  5. caravalhophoto profile image61
    caravalhophotoposted 14 years ago

    If they learn from their mistakes...absolutely! wink

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    Poppa Bluesposted 14 years ago

    Maybe, depends, but I usually don't give out second chances. I forgive, but I'm done with you! There's always exceptions though.

  7. mr. daydream profile image60
    mr. daydreamposted 14 years ago

    I think for the most part, most people deserve at least a second chance if they've acknowledged their mistake and is willing to chance. I know I would want a second chance if I made an honest mistake, making mistakes is just part of being human (No, Flight Keeper, I don't make evil mistakes. I'm not that type of person). But if they keep repeating the same mistake then maybe that's just the type of person they are, and from there all parties involved should probably part ways. Thanks for all your responses... Whasup Rafini!

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      smile  stopping by for breaks while I work on my story        u?

    2. Ohma profile image60
      Ohmaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It was only a mistake the first time. After that thay should no better.

  8. pddm67 profile image61
    pddm67posted 14 years ago

    I try to always give someone a second chance (if they haven't screwed me over royally) but that's all they get - they will never get a third.

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    Madame Xposted 14 years ago

    "Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me."

  10. Jumpness profile image60
    Jumpnessposted 14 years ago

    I also feel like it is a case by case decision. I always feel like if someone did it once, they will do it again.

  11. confused barbie profile image59
    confused barbieposted 14 years ago

    Its a hard one... If they are willing to change yes. I think we all deserve a second chance nobodys perfect. But if they keep making the same mistake then no. If people dont learn from there mistakes there NOT going to change.

  12. jessiejoy profile image61
    jessiejoyposted 14 years ago

    I agree that it's often the circumstance and the persons involved that determines whether or not a person gets a second chance or a third etc. I feel that if a person shows remorse and tries to understand from your perspective and works hard at fixing whatever was done that's one thing but if the person has overstepped boundaries and does not understand or cares than of course it's probably best to walk away. We all make mistakes and yet it's about thinking ahead as in, the reactions that might occur to our actions that often determines whether or not a person should be given a second chance or not.

  13. Greg Cremia profile image60
    Greg Cremiaposted 14 years ago

    Why not. Everybody makes mistakes.

  14. samboiam profile image60
    samboiamposted 14 years ago

    Everyone should be given the chance to get it right.

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      Madame Xposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Question is how many chances do you give them? Lots of people take full advantage of the good-hearted.

      1. samboiam profile image60
        samboiamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        We should give them as many chances as we would want people to give us

  15. Mikel G Roberts profile image74
    Mikel G Robertsposted 14 years ago

    It depends on the mistake. I believe it is not possible to give a 'Blanket' yes or no answer. It will always be dependent on the circumstances and of the situation.

  16. steffsings profile image65
    steffsingsposted 14 years ago

    I ditto samboiam's answer. In many instances I'm serving up fiths and sixths.

  17. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 14 years ago

    A first mistake is forgiven (unless someone is dead or maimed as a result, so to speak).  A second mistake makes me cautious.  A third mistake tells me that there's a pattern there with this person, and I'm better off staying away.

    This is an excellent thread, mr. daydream. I hope lots of people put their two cents' worth in.


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