The mistake and the truth
Talking about mistakes leads us to talk about the truth.
We were wrong many times. When you dial a phone number or assume that today there were buses at an inaccurate time. By trusting a "friend" who was not and by making the bills wrong by paying the meds. By storing in the pocket the key that we did not need while leaving at home the important one.
The error continually enters the human experience. Because one thing is what we assume and different is the truth. And because precisely the difference between what we think and what things are is based on the phenomenon of error.
Talking about mistakes leads us to talk about the truth. If in the return of payment of a purchase, we say that the cashier was wrong means that we think there is an accurate accounting and that the currencies to be returned should be 5 and not 3.
There are, however, thinkers who deny that we can know the truth. This implies, automatically, to say that we are not able to discover mistakes, as has been pointed out by some philosophers.
But as much as we say that the truth is impossible or very difficult to reach, we continually run into mistakes. Our, and they hurt us if the consequences are serious (for example, when we put a device in the wrong socket, and it burned). Or others, and also the consequences may be more or less serious.
In a world full of information, messages, opinions, where everything happens with frightening velocities, it is necessary to recognize the continuing risk that we have to be wrong, and the need to reflect before issuing a judgment on simple or complex issues.
Only then will we be able to make a mistake a little less, not to fall into the networks of mistakes (some intentional ones called lies) of others, and to build societies more open to the truth.