The Art of the Apology

One thing that should be taught to us in school or by parents is how to apologize. But it isn’t. No one ever tells us how until the moment when it’s demanded of us, in a situation where we already feel lousy. “Tell your brother you’re sorry!” “Apologize!”

Thus we don’t think of apologies as coming from us, but as something demanded of us by others. So we resent giving them, and are reluctant to do so, because it’s an…

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