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Thread: Apologizing: A Sign of Weakness?

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    It is sign of strenght and integrity.

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    Apologizing is honorable when you did something wrong. Self respect reveals itself in the strength to overcome your pride.

    It is a sign of weakness when you do it as a form of capitulation when you were not in the wrong but are too weak to stand your ground on an issue. Self respect and honor requires you not to act against your conscience.
    Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesoße, yeah I said it, what are you gonna do?

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    Civility is never weak. It takes a strong person to distance himself from his own biases and approach the situation neutrally, giving precedence the following and not to his own anger: Humility, civility amiability - these are the cornerstones of a strong society. Places like NYC where the people are so angry at the world and at people that they'll swear at you for looking at them, accidentally getting in their way, or trying to make idle conversation (a lost art), are spiritually dead in my opinion. I refuse to contribute to the same happening in my corner of the world.

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    I think failure to apologize when you are in the wrong is the real weakness. It shows that you care too much about what people think, and are governed by your pride. This is a character defect which may lead to your unraveling one day, so I'd say it is better to deal with it early and just swallow your pride when the situation calls for it.
    I know it can be tough though. I don't pretend to be a saint myself in this regard.

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