Bernthal – When To Admit You’re Wrong Or Responsible

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - When you're in the public eye there are times when you must admit mistakes.  I brought my chair to the scene of a previous commentary that sparked several complaints.

I said how could you blame the guy who had unlimited access to his ATM machine for withdrawing more than a million dollars when in reality he only had 300 dollars left in his checking account.

My point was why isn't the bank accountable for the mistake.  But I got an earful from folks who said stealing is stealing.

So I'm here to accept responsibility for my erroneous comments.

There, I did it.

What troubles me is just how easy that was.  Nowadays if anyone does something wrong they just say that they accept responsibility and that's it.

I wish accepting responsibility really meant accepting responsibility.

For example when reporters talk about bomb that went off that killed innocent lives they say something like the such and such terrorist group accepts responsibility.

I'm sorry but admitting you did something is different from accepting responsibility.  At least it should be.

I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.