Real Men Admit Their Mistakes...

...and share how they learned from them. The Good Men Project asked a group of men, ranging from the famous (novelist Junot Diaz, actor James Franco) to the "average Joe" (including a musician, a dog catcher, and a motivational speaker) to identify the mistake they learned most from. The most common screw-up? Infidelity to a wife or girlfriend. The funniest? Comedian Tom Riles' response:

When I was really young, and we were moving into a new house, my parents asked me to bring some towels to the bathroom. I associated bathroom with toilet, so I flushed some down the toilet. I've learned from this experience, and have not flushed any towels since then.

Read the full story at The Good Men Project.

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