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To Point Out Mistakes Or Not To? (This Shouldn’t Even Be a Question)

Here’s what I noticed. People don’t like being corrected. They get embarrassed or angry.

Michee gets a bit taken aback and shy away when I point out misspellings or grammatical errors in her writing. She’d apologize. And I’ll say “No worries. Now, you know.” Our VAs would usually give an awkward laughter when I point out their mistakes. While some took it really badly.

Because of these negative reactions to getting corrected, most stop pointing out mistakes.

Because they think it’s rude to do so. Or they’re afraid of being regarded as a pain in the ass.

I don’t see it that way.

Pointing out mistakes means you’re being generous with your knowledge and your time.

Which is why I point out mistakes when I see them. I hope you do too.

I appreciate people who point out my mistakes. I feel wiser every time someone corrects my errors. As what I’d always say “Oh thanks! Now, I know better.”



Image by Kristopher Roller


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