It is always said, and rightly so, that there is dignity in saying ‘Sorry’, there’s strength in accepting that you were wrong. There is pride, there is good education, and there is honour in being able to apologize. But on the other side of the same coin, it takes equal values, upbringing and honour in being able to accept an apology.
Studies indicate -and once you think about it, it sounds true, too- that in close relationships between men and women, women calm down with an apology whereas men may get more heated on an apology because to them it subconsciously means an admittance of guilt. But this is in the gender make-up and mostly, if not always, applicable in the relationships of a parent-child, spouses etc. Which is not what I am talking about.
An apology which is not necessarily done out of guilt but of accepting a wrong is always applauded. And so should the ability to receive that apology with head held high, lack of gloating or loss of temper and just a regal nod of head be equally applauded and appreciated.
To maintain one’s dignity even when in the right, more when an other person is wrong is a show of integrity and honour. And they really have my admiration and respect as much as them who can admit being wrong have. Both takes character.
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