Mistakes is Human!

The following proverb is mentioned earlier:

«Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.»

This should be understood with a human factor view. As human beings we are not error proof, hence errors will occur. As errors cannot be eliminated we need to take them into account. The only way to handle errors is to try as best we can to reduce the numbers and consequences to a minimum within an acceptable outcome.

The understanding of human error and to mitigate is old. Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous Roman politician, lawyer, speaker and author, gave us the following proverbs more than 2000 years ago:

«Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.»

”The Safety of the people shall be the highest law.”

”The more law, the less justice”

But Cicero was not the first to comment human error as Confucius, the Chinese teacher philosopher said more than 400 years before Cicero, the following:

«If you don’t correct your mistake, you really make a mistake.» 


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