Overall, do people deserve second chances after making (at best) careless or selfish errors, if not doing completely evil deeds.
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.
But people are capable of giving second chances, undesreved.
People do not deserve second chances. All mistakes are final.
I think it's hard to tell in broad terms, each case, and each person, is indivdual.
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.
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.
Maybe, depends, but I usually don't give out second chances. I forgive, but I'm done with you! There's always exceptions though.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I ditto samboiam's answer. In many instances I'm serving up fiths and sixths.
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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