Do you keep apologizing for being who you are? Learning to love and respect ourselves is part of the process of personal growth, as well as recognizing our responsibilities and guilt. Knowing how, when and why to apologize is an art that can take years to master, however, there will always be opportunities for which apologizing is necessary.

Now, asking for forgiveness for actions we have carried out against other people we have harmed does not mean the same as asking for forgiveness, for “Being” who you are. Being is not the same as doing, being refers to your individuality and uniqueness in this world. It is your life, it is your personal growth, it is you looking for the meaning of life.

10 reasons why you shouldn’t apologize for being the way you are

On the other hand, sometimes we also use apologies or asking for forgiveness to amend or mask our responsibility, and it becomes a bad habit. The road to meeting ourselves is long, it may last a lifetime, but it is an individual and very personal process. So sometimes asking for forgiveness or apologizing becomes an annoying habit, and doing it, for being who you are, is a very negative idea, and attentive about yourself. There are reasons why you should never apologize for being the way you are , the following are some of them.

  1. We are individuals. There is no other being in the universe equal to you, your eyes, your legs or other physical characteristics can be inherited from your relatives, but you will never be a being equal to another, environmental social conditions, and individual experiences have forged the being that today you are, that deserves your respect.
  2. We all have different points of view on things . The perspective with which we look at others is very different from person to person, and the reactions we take regarding these perceptions will always be very different. Always reconcile your perspective with others, never leave your point, although it is true that you will always be right from your perspective, always mediate and try to empathize.
  3. Your life is yours, nobody was born with you and nobody will die with you or for you . Only you can feel, know, think and reason things in your life better than anyone else, if you make a mistake, only you can be affected
  4. Your actions can only affect you. To you or to the people who position themselves as your mirror and are willing to receive them, nothing in this world belongs to us only our own actions.
  5. You are not what others want and you do not have to be. You should not “be” like others want you to be, you are in control of your own personality.
  6. You don’t do what other people want you to do, nor do you have to. You are free to act as you want, doing or not doing is your decision and no one else can control that
  7. You do not behave like others need you to behave, nor do you have to behave . Your behavior always brings consequences in the environment, but the key here is that those consequences will always be for you, so why behave as others tell you? Ultimately, the result will always be for you.
  8. You are working on your own acceptance. When we are faced with parts of ourselves we don’t like, we work on our own acceptance, we cannot be our enemy constantly apologizing for everything.
  9. You believe in yourself. You are a unique and perfect being and you have put your faith in yourself, always work from the commitment to improve but never stop believing in yourself.
  10. We are imperfect and we make mistakes . One after another. That does not detract from anyone. Find out how much you are worth without focusing on blemishes.

Always remember, it is not about not acknowledging our mistakes, and going through life hurting others without feeling any remorse, it is about understanding the difference between “being” and “doing”, it is about your self-esteem and your individuality, loving yourself. yourself and be your faithful accomplice.

“You only learn to forgive in life when in turn we have needed to be forgiven a lot.”

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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