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Never apologize for life
Muse #275 - S#!t happens!
The expectation for courtesy has hit the roof, depending on where one lives in this world. We often apologize for little things, or there is an expectation of apology for the trivial.
I have a rule about apologizing and it applies to both me as well as those I work or interact with, which I am glad to share.
“Never apologize for life. Things happen.”
An apology or an expectation for one is meaningful only if a situation is within one’s control. When it is not, and life came in the way, the apology is meaningless. Life happens. Go with the flow. Ignore it and move on.
This is not an argument for impoliteness. But a broad-based change to accept that many things happen for no reason at all, and an apology is not a pre-requisite and therefore the lack of it is not uncourteous and perhaps expecting one is such occasions for the little things is more of an unfair expectation.
Just a counter-intuitive viewpoint to think about…