Live and learn....


We all make mistakes: I’ll readily admit to that.  Some are made because we don’t yet know what or how: those things should be added to the learning process that goes on throughout life. Others are made honestly: there’s so much to know, and when a deficiency is discovered it’s best to acknowledge and learn from it. But the ones made knowingly and maliciously – those are unacceptable: period. It does no good to cover them up… they’ll eventually get uncovered; and protesting what one doesn’t understand is unseemly: those are the times to humbly admit ignorance and learn a positive lesson from one of life’s negative moments.  Don’t bother trying to defend the mistake when you can more appropriately benefit from it: be open, look for the positive, get engaged in learning all you can, become better because of it, and move on. That’s a trick you’ll want to learn and perfect today.

Alain Ducasse (b. 1956): French-born Monégasque chef whose restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester holds three stars (the top ranking) in the Michelin Guide