Archives for December 12, 2011

How to Be Wrong — Part 3 of 4

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4An apology is a social act, an interpersonal transaction. It’s an attempt – in that space between us – to repair something that we’ve broken by some prior act.It can be as simple as a quick “Oops, sorry,” offered to the stranger you bump into in a store, or as complex as an elaborate healing ritual carried out to repair a serious breach between husband and wife.In its fullest form (it seems to me), an apology can be teased out into seven separate parts … [Read more...]