16. Apologize earnestly

"Perfection not being of this world...apologies remain one of the most valuable resources of the fair and considerate."  --Dr. Forni



  1. Make a list of good words to use when making an apology. 
  2. Read about the science apologizing and the art of apologizing.  Would you agree with these thoughts?  Why or why not?
  3. Play the boardgame Sorry.  Why is the game called "Sorry?"  Did anyone say "Sorry" during your game?  If they did, did it help?  If they didn't did you wish they had?


Discussion questions:

  1. What must you do and say to make a good apology? 
  2. When should you make an apology?
  3. How does apologizing earnestly help us to be more civil?