One of wisdom’s greatest benefits is accurate discernment – the learned ability to immediately tell right from wrong. Good from evil. Acceptable from unacceptable. Time well spent from time wasted. The right decision from the wrong decision. And many times this is simply a matter of having the correct perspective. One way to define wisdom is the ability to see, into the future, the consequences of your choices in the present.
If one makes a mistake, then an apology is usually sufficient to get things back on an even keel. However, most people do not ever know why their apology did not seem to have any effect. It is simply that they did not make a mistake; they made a choice…and never understood the difference between the two.
The Noticer – Andy Andrews