Apologies Notwithstanding

Have you noticed?  So many public persons are issuing apologies these days.  Tiger Woods. The Pope.  The Israelies.  Not enough Republicans and/or Democrats.  Especially the latter political groups- all those people spitting and hurling stones, my goodness, they need to chill out.

What apologies should I issue?  Not sure, but here are a couple for starters:

I apologize for being negative.  Gosh, is this such a sin compared to some of the  bigger issues out there?  But I admit, I’ve learned SO much by having had people who I considered friends stop being such simply because I was considered negative.

I apologize for being lazy.  I just have not pulled my weight all the time, admittedly.

I apologize for not being intellectually rigorous at all times.  I waste time on silly skits, blogs and Facebook.  Oh well.

I apologize for being irritatingly happy at times. I am very thankful for being able to do this.

What I DO NOT apologize for:

Trying to be honest as possible.  In my youth I lied alot and I decided at some point to stop doing that.  I’ve never looked back since.

I don’t apologize f0r enjoying life.  And being thankful that I can do it.

I don’t care what people think much anymore. And I won’t apologize for that.

This all comes with age, I do believe.

And I don’t apologize for that either – and nothing I can do about it.

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  1. I come from a culture where personal matters were never aired in public, so I find myself a little confused about whether the apology syndrome is “healthy” (reassuring us that everyone makes mistakes) or some kind of queasy downgrading of human integrity. (?)