With these changing times, life is certainly not easy for men. These days, men are made to feel guilty about every little thing. And, whether we are to be blamed or not, not everything deserves an apology. For instance, guys should never apologize for saying no. In today’s article, we have listed a few things guys should never apologize for. Read on!
Why do people apologize?
From a very early age, we have been taught to color between the lines, and to obey conformity, because it’s normal. We have also been taught to not ruffle any feathers. But, as we grow older, we realize that life is worth something more. But, life is short. And, it’s too short to apologize for claiming the life we want for ourselves.
Sadly, the words “I am sorry” have become so obvious to people, that the real meaning behind them is lost. We often apologize and don’t even mean it. All of us get caught in the moment and apologize without even thinking twice. And, oftentimes, we apologize for being different.
10 Things guys should never apologize for
While society has taught us that it is polite to apologize, here are a few things guys should never apologize for. Especially, never apologize for your religion and never apologize for where you come from.
1.Never apologize for wanting more or chasing your dreams.
Life is short. Winners win and losers lose. And, if there is one takeaway from life, that is to never settle. You should never apologize for your opinion about wanting more from life. You are allowed to want more in your life when it comes to your dreams, happiness, health, and mind. Thus, chase your dreams and never apologize for wanting more from your work.
2. Never apologize for saying no.
As children, the number one rule we are taught is to be agreeable and obedient. But, this is the age of consent, and consent applies to both men and women. Nobody can agree to absolutely everything. That is impossible. And, while you may be taught that you should always say yes, know that it’s okay to say no.
Thus, never apologize for saying no. Next time, some colleague makes an impossible request that pushes you beyond your limits say no.
3. Never apologize for your opinion
Here is another thing guys should never apologize for: never apologize for your opinion. Always remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and you are not an exception. It is important to stick to your guns and to be true to yourself.
Of course, being rude is not acceptable, but as long as you are polite and respectful, never apologize for your opinions. You have nothing to be sorry for.
4. Never apologize for who they love
The heart wants what it wants. Maybe you love someone and want them in your life, but your friends and family don’t approve. Situations like these are pretty common, and we agree that they can get the best of you. But always remember that you are living for yourself and not somebody else.
Therefore, guys should never apologize for who they choose to love.
5. Never apologize for your religion
A person’s faith and religion are deeply personal. And, no matter whichever religion you choose to follow, or choose not to follow, you don’t owe anyone an apology. There is no need to explain everything and there is no need to apologize for your religion.
6. Never apologize for failing
There is a thin line between mediocrity and greatness. And, everyone is destined to fail on their path to greatness. To avoid failure, you need to train your mind for success. With that being said, there are tons of times in life when you will fail. But, remember that if you fail, you have nothing to be apologetic for.
Guys should never apologize for failing. Instead of being sorry for your failures, figure out what went wrong and rectify it at the next opportunity.
7. Never apologize for ending toxic relationships.
Guys should never apologize for cutting off people from their life. Whether it is a family relation, a romantic relation, or a friendly relation, toxic alliances can ruin your life. And, it’s important to purge relationships from your life that are toxic and bring the worst out of you.
8. Never apologize for wanting alone time or space
Just like an opinion, every person is entitled to wanting alone time and personal space. Alone time is great, it helps you unwind and reflect on yourself. And, personal space is important. Everyone has boundaries and those boundaries need to be respected.
9. Never apologize for trusting your instincts
Life is all about trusting your gut and following your instincts. Even if this means you are veering into an unexpected path from others. Don’t limit yourself and don’t sell yourself short. And, never take others’ words for it, find out for yourself.
You should always chase your potential and follow your instinct. Even if those instincts lead you to a wrong decision, guys should never apologize for following their gut or even feel obligated to apologize.
10. Never apologize for where you come from
Lastly, never apologize for where you come from. There are certain things in life that you have no control over, such as where you are born, what your parents are like, or the color of your skin tone. And, anything you don’t have control over is truly unfair to judge or criticize you for.
No one can change their background or their upbringing. Therefore, guys should never apologize for where they come from.
Today’s society wants us to feel bad about everything we do. And, while there are many things to be sorry for, these 10 things are something guys should never apologize for. Therefore, the next time you find yourself apologizing for something you don’t feel sorry about, remember this list.
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