How many people do you know, including yourself, this may apply to??
Everyone makes mistakes, that is human nature, but there are very few people that have the backbone to admit it. It takes a very good/honest person to admit they were wrong, apologize if necessary and take the lumps that go with it.
This little slogan applies to more people than are willing to admit it.
One thing for sure; it is a lot easier in the long run to take the hits up-front instead of being labeled as a liar the rest of your life as so many notable people have done.
Who but an idiot would ever forget Wild Bill’s escapades and forgive him. I always ask one question; what if the victim was your kid??
Based on all the millions of admirers WB still has, I guess his misdeeds do not matter to them.