It is not a disgrace to reexamine one’s way of life.
It is not a shame to admit, “We have gone astray, we have led astray.”
So many of our errors and deviations were rooted in good intentions, in fine aspirations, although the course of life was misleading and led far afield.
It is not embarrassing to admit, “We have erred.”
On the contrary, it is a disgrace to retain, out of feeble-mindedness, a mistaken path.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz