MR. BECK: ...You’re going to screw up. You’re going to say things that you said poorly, you were wrong about, you regret, or were misconstrued or — it’s just gonna happen. We have to start believing the best in each other instead of expecting the worst. And I’m guilty. I hate to say that because I can’t imagine how many people in your audience just rolled their eyes and went, you’ve got to be — coming from Glenn Beck?
MS. TIPPETT: [laughs] Right.
MR. BECK: So I get that. I get that. I’m the worst messenger since Paul. I get that. So, I don’t mean to be the one — just please take it. Pretend I’m somebody you like, and re-listen to that.
My Two Cents
I think one of the most beautiful things in life is when we realize we've made a mistake, but instead of trying to hide it or doubling down in our wrongness, we own it and apologize (or at least acknowledge). It's fascinating to me to hear the story of realization. What made the mind pivot and choose a new course of thought? Being in this state of humility and vulnerability is not comfortable, not a place we like to linger, so when I see it, I think, "Oh! Treasure!" Catch it while you can.