Saying ‘sorry’ has become a force of habit for a lot of people. You probably say it more times than you say ‘hello,’ and don’t even realise it until someone asks you to stop. And even then, you still feel like you need to apologize for apologizing too much. While the act may seem polite, a lot of the times, it isn’t necessary.
Here are some things you should never apologize for…
#1. Having high expectations.
It’s not wrong for you to want people (or yourself) to do their best.
#2. Speaking your mind.
As long as your opinion does not dehumanize a person or a society, you’re free to say what you think.
#3. Asking someone to repeat themselves when you didn’t hear them the first time.
Just be sure to ask politely.
#4. Someone else bumping into you.
They bumped into you.
Don’t let anyone tell you to tone down your style. Werk it!
#6. Offering help.
Never apologise for lending a hand.
#7. Asking for help.
And never apologise for asking for it.
#8. Asking for more input or facts before making a decision.
You have every right to know more.
#9. Doing too much work.
Even if you think it makes your colleagues “look bad.” You shouldn’t have to apologise for doing your job.
#10. Asserting yourself.
Like a boss.
#11. Saying no.
If your gut tells you no, then just say no.
#12. Having a messy house.
Your home is yours. Don’t apologize.
#13. Replying late to a non-urgent message.
“Okay, I know I replied late but… did you die?”
#14. Being honest.
Even if the truth hurts.
#15. Needing time for yourself.
Solitude needs no explanation.
#16. Not knowing an answer to something.
It’s much better than faking one. Nothing to be ashamed about.
#17. Calling someone out on something they’ve done wrong.
Especially when no one else is going to, and this person seriously needs it.
#18. Weird dance moves.
Cha cha away from anyone who judges you!
#19. Falling in love.
Your heart makes no apologies, and neither should you.
#20. Falling out of love.
The heart wants what the heart wants… or in this case, doesn’t want.
#21. Ordering dessert.
Life is short, order the damn cheesecake.
#22. Being early.
Why would you apologize for this? Why?
#23. Defending yourself.
Never apologize for looking out for yourself. Ever.
#24. Things that make you happy.
Even if it’s a stupid movie. Even if that movie is The Room.
#25. Not agreeing with someone else.
Face it, you’re not going to get along with everyone you meet. No
#26. Needing to use the restroom.
Sweetie, everyone does it. Don’t apologize.
It’s a natural reaction that’s good for the soul.
As long as you get that self-entitlement attitude out of the way. Respect everyone’s life situation and always be grateful.
It’s just a number.
#30. Being yourself.
The space you occupy in this world does not require an apology. You’re here, you matter.