[QWoA] The First Apology is Always the Cheapest

in qwoa •  last year

This little phrase occurred to me. I think it has some depth to it. Chew on this one for a while...

The first apology is always the cheapest

Quick Words of Advice, or QWoA, are how I tag random life lessons that I pick up as I learn how to live my life better.

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Forgiveness is an attribute of a strong individual, many times a person may not want to apologize because deep down inside they know the other person may have malice in their heart and won't forgive them. Nice share really like the energy this brought out of me, cheers @modprobe!

The only thing an apology costs at most is your pride.

And if you don't see that your pride is not worth an argument then you probably don't have the virtue of forgiveness to begin with.

But the best way to avoid apologizing is not making a mistake in the first place :P

I'll let this percolate for a while, thanks.

It takes courage to apology, so those who I apologize when they recognize they are wrong have strong personality not weakness

this post kinda hit home...it took me years to forgive the horrific thing done to me as a child and reading this and the comments in this section feels good today!

You must think really deep to exactly know what is in this sentence. I believe that the first apology is the hardest, the rest will follow, but to take the first step is difficult.


The hardest, yes, perhaps... Maybe that's the point...


Could be indeed. There are maybe 100 ways to explain. But Its not the easy one when you first read it.. So i keep mine explanation for now.👍

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. Henri Nouwen
Great Post Sir!!!

Chew on this one for a while...

The first apology may be the least informed but it probably takes the most swallowed pride.

It is, everyone learn to say sorry, in that case most of the time without any meaning,.. just say sorry is not enough when it is said without any emotion.

Also "the first cut is the deepest."

Apologizing using your words is not always a sincere one. The true apology will always come from your actions.


Exactly! Actions speak louder than words!

Who apologizes and forgives is a noble and humble person

You should never do something you'll need to apologize for.

People have forgotten how to say sorry. They let their ego get the best of them...

I'll let this sink in for a while, thanks for sharing :)

Right about your title And very true what it is earlier.

For me is tought to appologize actually, because appology is for me like a promise to change something, and I dont like promises, as I can not know what I will decide to do in a year, 5 years, decade... Maybe sometimes there is a point of committing to something, but I dont think that that is as often as people used to apologize. What do you think?

I can't say it... s....o....r...r.....SQUIRREL!!!

Sincere Apology refreshes the heart, such that you feel free from any prejudice that might come. To say Sorry cost us nothing absolutely. Thanks for this reminder.

Yep. Admit it fast and you kill any festering bullshit. Now to figure out how to follow a tag (qwoa)...

Sounds like the phrase from the old song: the first cut is the deepest.


Great song my friend.
First love, first cut... "When it comes to love I am cursed"

The first apology is always the cheapest?

Life's lesson on apologies are best learned young.

dam, have not thought that hard in a long time. thanks for the mental exercise ;-)

I see it that way the first apology is the hardest, so I do not put myself in situations where I have to give an apology.