I remember when I was about 10 years old, I stole 10 cents from my father,I remember vividly that my dad's pants was in the bath room,I dug into his pocket and took that 10 cents out of it then went up to see my friend.
My father sent my eldest sister to see me and summoned me down and asked me did I steal his 10 cents,I refused to admit,he gave me "so many chances" to come clean but I did not budge,then the worst came,he flogged me so hard with the cane until I admitted my mistake then he said this to me,
He said,"I punished you not because you stole 10 cents from me but because you were so stupid not to admit it and next time,please remember this stand up like a man and admit your mistake,change and get better,you hear boy ?"
You might be surprised how come my old man would notice that his meagre 10 cents were stolen by me, you see,we were very poor then usually my old man would not have much in his pocket,so when you steal from the poor,he would for sure know what is lost, right? This is akin to the powerful robbing the poor, we know it and we must punish them too.
I remember this lesson and I'd passed on this lesson to my boys too,"stand up like a man and admit your mistake,change and get better"
Sadly enough, I cannot remember when was the last time our politicians say "sorry" and admit their mistakes when their misdeeds were exposed?
Sometimes I really feel even "Cows" can lower their heads as sign of saying 'sorry' ,so let us learn from the"cows" so that we can become top class beef such like Wagyu and Kobe that people have high regards to.................
P/S : Thanks Papa for the lesson,I remember it until today