I strongly agree with the idea that people are afraid of mistake because they do not want to be embarrassed. The reason I hesitate to do something is mostly because I'm afraid to be embarrassed. I believe the sense of shame is a complicatedly evolved form of fear for death. Every action that causes shame is deadly in the primitive world. People feel shame when they evacuate because it could tell the enemies their existence. People feel shame when they see other people's eyes too long because it could provoke their anger which might lead a deadly fight. Likewise, every mistake is certainly deadly in nature. Therefore, we are afraid of mistake because we do not want to die. Of course most mistakes do not kill us in current world, but some mistake can kill us "socially".
I think there is no mistake which can be corrected whether it is related to technology or not. The scar a child got when he used a knife in wrong way may remain on his skin forever. The use of mass destructive weapon one nation operated may remain as a controversial decision in the history forever. Nevertheless, the important thing is how the boy and the nation act when they face the similar situation next time. Conversely, I think it is important a mistake not to be erased because human can forget anything unless there is a remainder. Mistake can impact people's mind strongly, and it pushes people to work hard when they try the similar or even completely different attempts. That must be the most efficient way to learn something, and that must be what every successful people do. However, if the boy dies from the scar or whole humanity are killed by the weapon of mass destruction, it might be the real "uncorrectable" mistake. In other words, we can try everything as long as we are alive.
Yohei I like how your mentioning the evolution of fear by stating "Every action that causes shame is deadly in the primitive world." In the primitive world fear is driven by the agent of survival. In the primitive world all species including early humans, their main fear was death. A mistake during this time would be eating something poisonous without knowing or becoming someone's meal. The only way species would thrive was by learning from their mistakes or learning from others by seeing what they did that got them killed. This is still used today and we learn best from our mistakes or learning what others did wrong and made them fail. Today most humans biggest fear isn't becoming lunch but more, embarrassment or rejection from their society.
With the advancement of technology we've become the superior species on this planet but, not all of these advancements play in our favor. You also mentioned weapons of mass destruction and how controversial it is but, whats important is how the nation uses these weapons. I also agree with with your statement of "I think it is important a mistake not to be erased because humans can forget anything unless there is a reminder." If we are not reminded of the past then humanity will be doomed to repeat history and we will never learn from our mistakes.
I agree with one of the presenters who said that if people were to make mistakes without taking chances there would not be any growth. People learn to grow whether or not they make mistakes. Every human being makes mistakes and learn from it. There is no such thing as perfection. People need to take risks to do something different, it even teaches a lot about oneself.
We're afraid to make mistakes cause we hate to be in the center of embarrassment. We're afraid because we don't like being or doing something wrong in a situation that ends up reflecting upon us badly; whether it would be physically, socially, or mentally. One of the speakers mentioned, "Without risk how would we learn to grow and develop ourselves." This is true that we learn from our mistakes as well as other people's mistakes; but without the willingness to make a mistake, we wouldn't have the opportunity to learn from it.
With today's technology, it does create the possibility to make more mistakes. An example of this is the use of social media. On these social medias people post photos, videos, and comments. Bad choices can result in posting something bad up or somebody else can capture you on camera and post it online that then ends up reflecting bad on you. If your mistake really caused an impact on people, they'll never forget it or they'll never let you forget it. This is what makes people afraid. The use of technology just makes the mistake harder for the person to hide it, forget it, and repress it. Depending on the seriousness of the mistake is whether or not the person is able to correct it.
I believe that we are afraid to make mistakes because we don't know the consequences and are afraid of the results. If human's had the ability to see the future I think people would not be afraid to fail. If someone knew that they would succeed in robbing a bank they would most likely do it but fear causes them to abort the task. Additionally, I think technology is causing more mistakes and I can relate. I drive a car with a backup camera and it helps alot in situations where I need to look back but when I drive a car with no backup camera, I feel like I haven't driven a car in years.
We are afraid of mistakes because they are like flipping a coin. There is an equal probability that the mistake would turn out to be a positive outcome and a negative one.
I believe mistakes could also be created by technology such as what it has done to benefit world wars. It has led to the creation of biochemical and nuclear weapons, which are used on those that are most vulnerable.
I feel that we as humans absolutely do learn from our mistakes. Whether or not we chose to repeat the same mistakes or grow from them is up to the individual, but at least we learn what is right or wrong. Maybe we are still afraid to make mistakes because society has put so much pressure on us to be appropriate and not ever step out of the norm. What is considered "the right thing to do" has been established, and often times people are not very understanding that we humans are not perfect. Especially with the technology we have in the world today, people can critic every move others make. News and social media lets us constantly voice our opinions and rate how we feel about almost anything. I think we could all be more tolerant of the mistakes others make, and remember that humans perfectly imperfect.