Mistakes happen. The important thing is what one does next. Thomas Boswell, sports columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, comments entertainingly and wisely about a recent post-hockey-game fight (or should that be "post-hockey-fight game"?! (^_^)) between a local team owner and a fan. Both sides have apologized; nobody plans to file a complaint with the police or a civil lawsuit. Boswell concludes his essay:
[They] may not be proud of their behavior last Sunday. But, since then, they've conducted themselves about as well as you can once you've made a mess of things. Everybody acts like a fool sometimes but it's what you do afterward that usually matters most. I hope my son would react as well.