Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Just before few days I was typing e-mail to someone and as usual I made few typographical errors, but thanx to ultra modern technology (hehe) "Spell check" found out and showed me nice red lines under few words (which were accurately typed by me, but I don't know what the hell went wrong??). Anyways I corrected those mistakes made by don't know whom (Certainly it wasn't me) and sent it.

Next day, I was thinking that I wish every time when we make mistakes in our lives, God could show us those red lines or blinking red lights to let us know that we have made an error somewhere and we should correct it before it gets to late like Spell checker does every time. Because the error of one moment becomes the sorrow of a whole life sometimes. But then I thought, ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water. Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.

I didn't even know that there is a difference between error and mistake which now I know thanx to Wikipedia.

One reference differentiates between "error" and "mistake" as follows:

An ‘error' is a deviation from accuracy or correctness. A ‘mistake' is an error caused by a fault: the fault being misjudgment, carelessness, or forgetfulness. Now, say that I run a stop sign because I was in a hurry, and wasn't concentrating, and the police stop me, that is a mistake. If, however, I try to park in an area with conflicting signs, and I get a ticket because I was incorrect on my interpretation of what the signs meant, that would be an error. The first time it would be an error. The second time it would be a mistake since I should have known better.

I think mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts and I don't think so it would be fun to live totally perfect lives. Error is discipline through which we advance.

I've learnt so much from my mistakes

I think I'll make another

& ya...

Never make the same mistake twice,
Keep experimenting.

There are so many new ones to make;
Try different one each day....

And hey, I haven't made any mistakes while writing this post.


I didn't even use Spell checker...

why you laughing???

OK.. OK..

I did use spell checker..

but no mistakes were found out.

I swear..

I swear to my current enemy..!!


Abdul Sami said...

a very interesting piece :) !!!

brilliant :D

VJ Sophie said...

Thanx Sami!!

Som said...

Hmm ... cool that someone even thinks about the spelling checker (which has kind of become a part of our Life) in this light. Another Great quality about the post was its fluidity ...

Keep writing ... :)

Akansha Agrawal said...

Hey! Lovely post... Even I wish we had the undo button in life... :D

VJ Sophie said...

Ye good idea :), and Reload button will also help nahi...?