We are all human and we all make mistakes. So true though that perfectionists in this life will be having none of it. They are unforgiving folks and go against the grain of what it means to be human by being excessively judgmental. And this excess often leads to confrontation in a variety of circles, from the home to the work place, and sandwiched in-between, daily interactions with the public, usually not on friendly terms.
Such folks need to mind what they say and perhaps even mind their behavior because it could happen to them too someday. What if their temper snaps and they are reprimanded by the law? It could well be that the presiding judge is not as merciful as he is towards you. Accept your fate in life and be grateful. You could have got off worse. In the event you have not received a slap on the wrist either. This is no let off nor is it a letdown.
In fact, when you are integrated into court ordered education programs it becomes a huge boost to your life. You learn how to open up your chest in discovering why you make the mistakes you do and learning much more about yourself. You also learn more about other people. And where there have been confrontations in the past, you now learn how to handle future ones with aplomb. You get taught self awareness and you learn how to take better care of yourself.
And not for a moment do you believe that you are being let down. Tax dollars are set aside to bring professional therapists on to these court ordered education programs and you, of course, are getting a decent education as well.