Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Act of Apologizing

I like watching the TV show NCIS. I guess it is the US Navy sailor in me that enjoys that show.

On the show Gibbs has a rule that one should never apologize as it is a sign of weakness. I disagree! I think it takes a strong person to apologize. It takes someone who cares about integrity and value in their relationships. Apologizing does not always indicate that you are wrong and the other person is correct. It may indicate that you recognize hurt feelings and perhaps it was the way something was said or done that caused it.

When I see that I have made an error, and I make my share of them, I do not mind apologizing. I see it as a desire to make a relationship right again. 

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