ANSWERS: 17
  • Yes, we are humans who are prone to make mistakes, even horrible ones.
  • that is a situation question, of course horrible mistake could mean broke your tv or killed a family of puppies - you should make your question more specific to whatever context you meant it in
  • Depends on what mistake they do make?You are good that doesnt mean Kill some one and get your A** out safe.
  • I don't know. If they've done something that can't be taken back then sorry no
  • no i dont think they do....we are humans and we do make mistakes but....a second chance means nothing because nothings learned from past mistakes....you give them an inch they walk all over you.
  • yes, everyone deserves a second chance. forgiveness is a virtue we should applaud. if the person feels regret and wants to restore harmony then we should support that.
  • We are all of us more than the worst thing we've done. What makes us a whole person is much more than a single horrible mistake. I think everyone is redeemable.
  • Yes, but it isn't others who give them that chance. It is the person who needs to recover from that mistake and learn to trust him/herself again.
  • How many mistakes does it take to no longer be a "good" person? It depends on the mistake and why you made it. It also depends on if you have learned from your mistake and accept responsibility for it or if you just want it to be forgotten.
  • Everyone makes mistakes, but we do not need chances, we need to make changes.
  • It depends on the mistake and the depth of the relationship with the offender. I mean is it molesting my child or is it betraying a confidence? That's a big difference. The relationship is also important because if it's an acquaintance who betrays me then cut and run might be the best option. If it's a close friend, who I've been in a long term relationship with, then I wouldn't want to throw away everything on one mistake.
  • I believe everyone deserves a second change. No one is perfect. There should be some type of punishment for their actions, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Yes, people deserve second chances. There's also an issue, about what type of mistake. Surely, you'd let a situation where one did something small like broke something small & meaningless, like a junky $2 vase, slide alittle more...than if an innocent person ended up harmed. If its someone you care about, or if its a choice that we all could have made...then we have a tendancy to want to give another chance. If its something HORRIBLE, (murder, rape, harming others in a foul way) I don't know if people want to give those types a second chance if they haven't served a prison sentence or something to really get in their heads how bad their decision was. Maybe, its easier for people to not want to give a second chance to people who make HORRIBLE mistakes because they feel empathy for the survivors of innocent victims? Actually this was an interesting question...thanks, Highlander. Happy Holidays!
  • When someone is involved in criminal behavior calling it a "mistake" is really an effort to "sugar coat" evil intentions. In other cases where, for example, someone is not paying attention and drive into another person and hurts or kills them. That might be a mistake but they had legal obligation to pay attention. First time offenders are usually given lighter sentences and THAT is their second chance.
  • When someone is involved in criminal behavior calling it a "mistake" is really an effort to "sugar coat" evil intentions. In other cases where, for example, someone is not paying attention and drive into another person and hurts or kills them. That might be a mistake but they had legal obligation to pay attention. First time offenders are usually given lighter sentences and THAT is their second chance.
  • most definitely yes
  • only if theyre serious about changing

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