September 2


About Apologizing

By Prisqua

September 2, 2009

Apology, Better Person, Blunder, Blunders, Ego, feelings, Guilt, happiness, Humility, Mistake, Mystery, Ridicule, Upbringing

We all make mistakes. Howsoever intelligent we may be, or wealthy, or experienced, we all make mistakes. Sometimes we realize, other times we don’t. But we all make mistakes because we are human.

Some of our mistakes hurt our interest. They don’t hurt anyone else. But sometimes, we do few things knowingly or unknowingly that hurt others. That is the time to apologize.


Why do many people apologize immediately, and why do many people avoid it? Why do many people say sorry even for an insignificant hurt, while some wait for ages to sorry after committing gigantic blunders? That is a mystery. It might all depend upon our thinking, our upbringing, our humility, our sense of right and wrong, and our opinion of others feelings and so on…

But do we become smaller by saying sorry? Are we confessing a blunder by saying sorry? Are we hurting our ego by saying sorry? Certainly not.

We rather become better by saying sorry. When we say sorry, we feel good, the other party feels good. By saying sorry, we are not making a mistake of confessing a blunder and putting ourselves to risk of ridicule, but just saying that: “look here, I made this mistake, and I am very sorry for that. Please forgive me and let us be friends again“.


An apology makes us a better person by cleansing us of our guilt. We should all say sorry as soon as we realize that by any act of ours, we have hurt someone even if the hurt is insignificant. If the mistake is bigger, our apology should match it to bring matters back to normal.

We should apologize everytime we make a mistake and make someone happy again and get happiness in return.


About the author

Coffee in the mornings is a must! I hunt and shoot aliens as therapy a few hours every day. Work sometimes demands that I tweet, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I never leave home without my 5 inch stilettos, iPhone and of course a possible good story.

  • There are times when I have been stressed to the max and more than a bit irritable and I have said things in a way I would not otherwise say them. Once rested I am quick to apologize and feel awful until I do.

    I have people around me that will never apologize…no matter how wrong and hurtful they have been. How can you just go on.. day to day… as if you have nothing to regret?
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..A fine example of government spending on health =-.

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