When I’m wrong, my first response is not to stand up and admit it. I’d rather hope no one notices.
It seems that is pretty normal. I don’t know anyone who wants to be wrong. But, when someone admits it, I actually gain a lot of respect for them.
For some reason it seems like people in the public eye are worse than many people in apologizing or admitting that they were wrong. You end up hearing, “I’m sorry if my words offended anyone. I didn’t mean to make a problem….” It’s easy to wonder are, “are they really sorry, or just want the spotlight to get off of them for a minute?”
That’s why Dr. Drew’s admitting he was mistaken is so powerful to me. Toward the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak he said it wasn’t a big deal and that the media was making a big deal about it.
Recently he apologized. “”My early comments about equating coronavirus with influenza were wrong. They were incorrect. I was part of a chorus that was saying that, and we were wrong. And I want to apologize for that.”
I respect that. Makes me want to own up to my own failure a bit more.
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