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Useful Distinction: “Mistake” v “Bad Choice”

This is the first of what is intended to be a series of posts about useful distinctions I make between some common words and phrases that others use interchangeably.

When I hear “I made a mistake!  Everybody makes mistakes!” it usually tells me that someone has been caught doing something wrong that they can’t hide or get away from anymore, and they intend to minimize away what that something was.  When I have a chance, I talk about the difference between a mistake and a bad choice. Continue reading Useful Distinction: “Mistake” v “Bad Choice”