A couple of years ago, you made a poorly-informed decision. It becomes clear that your choice is going to have dire consequences for you and everyone around you. However, you've been handed a golden opportunity to roll back the clock and reverse the decision unilaterally, effectively resetting to the point you were at before you made that decision. All you have to do is admit your mistake. What do you do?
Own up to the mistake and avert the dire consequences.
Adamantly refuse to acknowledge you have any option other than to carry on and subject yourself and everyone else to the dire consequences.