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IT IS A GOOD RULE IN LIFE NEVER TO APOLOGIZE.

"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them." 

P.G. Woodhouse


I didn't believe this at first, but I'm convinced this is 100% correct. Do others agree?

Mar 22, 2018 3:26 AM
Comments · 23
Um... I'll have what Ezra Kalua's having. ;) 
March 22, 2018
I don’t agree. Of course, you don’t always have to be apologetic but if you hurt someone who is important to you and you don’t apologise then you might burn bridges. I live by the rule to avoid doing things that I might regret later. But if I do a mistake, I have no problem apologising for it and I don’t think people will think less of me, if I do.
March 22, 2018

There are times when it is necessary. Personal relationships sometimes demand an apology. Wodehouse, I believe was speaking of larger relationships within your business and  social circles. At least that's how I interpret it.


March 22, 2018

I'm sure there's a despot or two out there who live by the idea of never apologizing, never admitting errors or mistakes and can get away with it.

While I love the "Jeeves" books, I don't agree with P. G. Wodehouse on this one. For majority of people, who are not at the top of the food chain in society this behaviour can backfire in a nasty way.

March 22, 2018
Well.... if you, say, push someone in a bus making him or her fall. Would it be enough just to admit, that you did it not in purpose or you also have to apologize, like an any normal person? Wouldn't you apologise, SHL, in this situation? 
March 22, 2018
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