TOTD: Why we don’t like being told what to do 🙅‍♂️

My thoughts on ego and adapting to change.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • Why I’m skeptical of “traditions”
  • Why we think we’re open-minded when we really aren’t
  • When we make excuses for not changing

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Why it’s hard to “Apologize”

Apology – daily writing prompt

Whenever I find myself in the wrong in a despite between myself and someone else, I always find it hard to say sorry. Even though I know it’s the right thing to do, its not always an easy task.

Obviously depending on the context, it can be easier or harder. But generally, the more emotions put into it, the harder it is to admit fault.

We all believe we’re the good guys, by the way.

So why is it so hard to say sorry? It’s pretty simple.

Ego.

Our ego is what makes us selfish. It’s what gives us our pride and makes us stubborn to admit fault. Our ego is what pushes others away instead of trying to understand them.

Truthfully, if we all had a bit more humility and a lot less ego, conflicts wouldn’t arise so easily. And when conflicts do occur, it would be substantially easier to resolve.

Next time you’re in a conflict with someone, try to put your ego aside and empathize with the other person. Recognize that you’re wrong and apologize from the heart.

In every conflict where there’s a winner and a loser, both will end up losers in the long run from the strained relationship.

On the flip side, those who can apologize, will spur forgiveness on the other side. That way, both sides will win.