Homo sum: humani nil
a me alienum puto

Apologize, acknowledge, ask forgiveness, explain, ask forgiveness again.

This is the proper order.  Many times when she does something wrong, instead of apologizing, acknowledging what she has done, asking forgiveness and then explaining what happened, she starts with an explanation and leaves it at that.  An explanation, however, is not an apology.

Let’s take a concrete example.  We shall call her Angela. 



Melissa Tandiwe Myambo

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Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is an author, academic

and aerobics instructor.