“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.” —George Washington (1790)
In this age of name calling, "spin," bias, partisanship, and just plain lying, it would behoove us to review some old thoughts from leaders that did their part to give you the life you now enjoy. We should refrain from destroying it. Just plain old common sense should work.
In the event you were born without common sense, or never acquired it, it is often best to listen and learn rather than attempt to be relevant without knowing anything about the topic at hand. Asking questions is usually a signal that the learning process is underway. We all make mistakes periodically, but compounding the problem doesn't help. When a mistake occurs, the only solution is to take steps to correct it. Looking back doesn't solve anything.
"It is true that one can learn from mistakes, but dwelling on the past doesn't solve problems. In order to solve problems, one has to look forward, armed with knowledge of the past." ----Ron Miller (2019)