I don’t know about you, but making an apology for something I’ve said or done is one of the hardest things I ever have to do. That is, until I’ve actually
When you’ve said or done something wrong, use an apology to bridge the break in your relationship.
made it. Then, looking at my apology in the rearview mirror, the first thing I notice is that it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.
We have a pervasive problem in this country of unequal treatment, disparate levels of justice, and an attitude of entitlement. I’m not talking about some
outrageous views of poor, uneducated, law-breaking minorities. I’m talking about specially trained, majority, law enforcers who act without vigilance for justice. And we don’t want to talk about it. We want to limit the conversation to a couple of hashtags. You know the ones: #AllLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter.
It’s time to be honest about what being honest means. Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m just being honest!”
Or, when others object to what has been said, “You just can’t handle the truth.” Being honest does not mean being rude, insensitive to others feelings, using harsh language or swearing like a sailor.
People who do these things are not acting with the goal of being honest. They act to put themselves on a pedestal above others. It’s as if they’re saying, I’m superior to you because I alone see the truth and only I am willing to speak it.