This article questions whether people learn from mistakes.

As an observer, it's frustrating.

Social Media Users:
Facebook users posted hateful content and their posts were taken down after the 2020 election.

Did they learn from their mistakes? No!
Instead, they went to the Parler social media site where they, again, posted hateful content.

Did these actions have better results?

The entire Parler social media site was banned from Apple and Google. Now that it's back at the Apple Store available for iOS, far fewer people are downloading the Parler app and the user base has dramatically fallen.

The history of Facebook vs Parler is recounted in these MeWe reviews.

Social Media Websites:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vacillated for years over whether to take down hateful content. He finally took down the site's hateful content. However, when it came to banning Donald Trump, who many believe is to blame for the hateful content posted by his supporters, again, Facebook's response is weak.

There are many advantages of using Facebook, but Zuckerberg's conviction is lacking.

He still won't permanently ban Trump from his site or remove the Trump page that his supporters still congregate on.

My point: Zuckerberg doesn't learn from his mistakes.

There is another problem with Facebook too. People that post hateful content keep ending up in Facebook Jail. They don't learn from their mistakes.

There seems to be no way out of Facebook Jail, but people repeat their violations and complain that Facebook wronged them.

Do I learn from MY mistakes?

I continually stay up too late and then complain I'm sleepy.

I continue to get off task instead of being focused and complain I'm not productive.

I continue to spam (I rush) but complain when I'm caught instead of learning from my mistakes.

Wrapping Up:
I have given examples of people, big businesses, and me. None of us seem to learn from our mistakes. We don't even offer excuses for our failure to learn from our past follies.

Instead, people just shrug their shoulders and say, "That's the best I can do."

If you can't beat them, join them. I provided a best I can do meme generator on my blog for people that want to make the same mistakes and need an excuse.

Apparently, I'm also in this Hall of Shame group.

Author's Bio: 

Janice Wald is the founder of She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She was nominated as the 2021 and 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.