Saturday, February 23, 2008

Young Angells on Alexander Pope

"A man should never be ashamed to know that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words, that he is wiser than he was yesterday." - Alexander Pope

Caleb: When a man knows he is wrong, he can sometimes feel badly about it. For a man does not want to be found wrong. It takes a lot of grit for a man to admit that he is wrong to another man. But when you are wrong, you find out the real answer and learn more. Like the saying, "There is no use crying over spilled milk." If you have spilled milk, you know not to spill milk again.

So never be ashamed to admit you're wrong, for we as humans learn from our mistakes. And through life we learn things that are helpful to us, and we learn things that are not helpful to us. When we learn things from being in the wrong, we should not ever be ashamed of admitting that we were wrong.

Rebecca: In life one may face many embarrassments. One has to choose whether to live life with shame or to leave the past behind.

Even if you realize that you have done wrong, you can still go on in life with peace. When you announce that you have done wrong, all of your guilt and shame can be left behind. If, in your guilt, you get caught up in your doing of unrighteous deeds, they will never be forgotten. But, if in the present state, you find yourself learning from your wrong doings, you will change the mistake into a good lesson and in the future you will be wiser person.

Alexander Pope gives us hope that each new day can be a better day than the one before it. When a wise man gets old, he will be able to look back on his life and realize that his mistakes helped him become a good man.