When apologizing to others we’re letting go of our ego and being vulnerable to another human being.
Not everyone can do this. They’re afraid to show their humanity and recognize that we’re all flawed. In their minds it’s a sign of weakness, when it’s actually a sign of strength when used functionally and not dysfunctionally.
Some use it as a crutch in order to never have to become accountable. This is just as harmful to the ourselves as never saying it.
It’s not an excuse for certain behavior, it’s a gesture of kindness, humility and respect.
Let’s use it that way.