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Old May 15th, 2018, 12:48 PM   #11
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Maybe I'm being OVERLY sensitive, but I just read this and think that Trump should be apologizing to his wife.

First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday in a procedure that is expected to keep her hospitalized for the rest of the week. But instead of accompanying his wife to the hospital on Monday, President Trump hung back at the White House, where, according to his schedule, he received intelligence and press briefings... and had lunch with Vice President Mike Pence in a private dining room. Just after 5 p.m. on Monday, Trump did tweet that he was headed to Walter Reed to visit the First Lady, declaring her procedure "successful," saying she was in good spirits and thanking well-wishers.

I have had 3 surgeries in my life and Mr. Clara was there, holding my hand and assuring me that everything would be fine. What husband doesn't GO to the hospital with his wife??
One who is everything my folks taught me never to be, and practically nothing that they encouraged me to be.
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Oh, don't mistake me. I agree. In fact, when two people both are wrong, the bigger person takes the initiative and apologizes first, and without expectation of a return apology.

Maybe I was unclear....


NO--I knew what you meant.
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Now we are told that Prez Insult has instructed his WH staff/advisors not to apologize for anything. Isn't that special?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/anderson-...164209336.html
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I was just coming here to post that article ... LOL ... great minds.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 06:58 AM   #15
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Why don't we admit when we are wrong? AND why are apologies becoming an endangered species?
I recently read a rather old article published (Jeff Jacoby) in the Boston Globe and it hit home.
Nobody likes to apologize, particularly when the world is watching. For many of us, the first instinct when our wrongdoing is exposed is to rationalize our offense, minimize the harm we caused, or put the blame somewhere else. Celebrities, politicians, and business moguls are especially notorious for non-apology apologies.
I think this is a topic worth investigating since thereís a lot of talk right now about whether President Trump should admit when he's wrong and when he lies. Trump is not the first person in power to be in this situation. Iím sure you also see this play out all the time. Itís frustrating to see our leaders play these types of avoidance games. They cause us to lose faith, with the result being that we learn not to trust them. Many voters certainly do NOT trust Donald Trump, the KING of LIES, exaggeration, and hyperbole.

So, why do we avoid admitting our mistakes? I'm just as guilty as the next guy.
Our knee-jerk reaction when caught is to avoid taking responsibility by:

1. Blaming someone else,

2. Getting defensive, or

3. Rationalizing a wrongdoing with some sort of storyline we create.

Unfortunately, there are those among us who have gotten into a habit of doing one or all three Ė consistently. Whatís up with that? There's also the un-apology APOLOGY. You know the one. There's usually a .."BUT" in the apology and it doesn't ring sincere.
Apologies need a big comeback if we the people want a united country. We need to grow up and find a little maturity because THAT'S the missing link.
Maturity means owning up to a mistake, admitting we DID IT/SAID IT and saying something like: You were right. I was wrong and Iím truly sorry for what Iíve done. Truly sorry.

It's not really that hard--humbling, yes. Embarrassing--probably. But the bottom line, we all need to learn to admit when we are wrong and to take responsibility appropriately. This goes double for those in leadership roles.
CAN you hear me now, Donald J. Trump?? Congress?



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I blame the actor John Wayne for this.
In one of his westerns, it was either She Wore A Yellow Ribbon or Fort Apache the Duke told a young 2nd Lt. "never apologize mister, it's a sign of weakness."
RW, for all their shit talking about "Hollyweird" and so forth actually LOVE their Hollywood images and bravado.
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I blame the actor John Wayne for this.
In one of his westerns, it was either She Wore A Yellow Ribbon or Fort Apache the Duke told a young 2nd Lt. "never apologize mister, it's a sign of weakness."
RW, for all their shit talking about "Hollyweird" and so forth actually LOVE their Hollywood images and bravado.


YEP. I remember that, H. Here are some of the other reasons people won't apologize.
*Winners just DON'T apologize.
*They pretend it didn't happen.
*They move the blame. "Why are people so sensitive?"
*The comment or action was a joke. (Trump supporters)
*Non-apologists don't care about the relationship.
*The non-apologists have very low self-esteem.
*They were raised by wolves.

In my view, apologies are powerful things....but only if they are sincere.

AND let's not forget the sociopaths, narcissists and those who have deeply embedded personality disorders.
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I agree it would be good to have Trump staff apologize when they’re wrong.
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I agree it would be good to have Trump staff apologize when theyíre wrong.


Should the sitting president apologize when HE IS WRONG???
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Should the sitting president apologize when HE IS WRONG???
Sometimes , and sometimes there may be unacceptable fallout from that.
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YEP. I remember that, H. Here are some of the other reasons people won't apologize.
*Winners just DON'T apologize.
*They pretend it didn't happen.
*They move the blame. "Why are people so sensitive?"
*The comment or action was a joke. (Trump supporters)
*Non-apologists don't care about the relationship.
*The non-apologists have very low self-esteem.
*They were raised by wolves.

In my view, apologies are powerful things....but only if they are sincere.

AND let's not forget the sociopaths, narcissists and those who have deeply embedded personality disorders.
IMHO, for an apology to be sincere and effective it has to come from the heart minus the heat of collective shaming. Otherwise it comes off as either pity, betraying a position of superiority or getting off the hook from the shame brigade.
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