Whether you call it a do-over or a mulligan, the philosophy of the second chance has saved many a sports endeavor, homework assignment, career, or relationship. To move beyond the mistake or failure and start fresh is an opportunity for redemption at its most fundamental level. Click the links below to read how these essayists have benefitted from a second chance.
The work of This I Believe is made possible by individuals like you. Please consider making your tax-deductible contribution today.
Shop on Amazon and support This I BelieveWe receive up to 10% of every purchase you make on Amazon through this link. So do all your shopping here and help support This I Believe!
Top 100 Essays USB DriveThis USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It's perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.
This week’s essayNobel Prize–winning chemist Roald Hoffmann believes the middle is a good place to be. It reminds the Cornell professor of the choices we can make in life and helps him see the possibility for change. Click here to read his essay.