Apologising is NOT easy, but it is necessary. And it’s one of those things when you do, you have to do properly.
Being direct and taking responsibility for your actions is a good way to say that you are sorry. Statements like “I wanted to tell you I’m sorry”, “sorry, it was all my fault”, “that was wrong of me”, “sorry about that”, and “that’s my fault” show accountability.
Getting it right is important and the right apology is usually more accepted by who eve you may have wronged.
A true apology has most or all of the following characteristics:
- Doesn’t contain conditions or minimize what was done.
- Shows that the person apologizing understands and has empathy for the offended person’s experience and feelings.
- Shows remorse.
- Offers a commitment to avoid repeating the hurtful behavior in the future.
- Offers to make amends or provide restitution where appropriate.
Thomas and Skhumba asked Kaya 959 listeners what’s the worst apology they’ve ever gotten.
Listen to the full conversation here:
This man will ask you. “Ndixolise? Endlini kabani?” Amaxolo nizowafumana ezindlini zenu 🤞… pic.twitter.com/IOQpP0llFD
— _maradebe_lwandi (@_maradebe_) August 20, 2021
Parents are the worse people, they actually don’t want to apologies and some of us were raised by parents who believe that parents are never wrong. #ThomasAndSkhumba
— Short_Stuff (@Bubu_King02) August 20, 2021
— Dani Ruttang ☄️ (@Dani_Baloyi) August 20, 2021