The rules around apologising can be blurry at best

As Elton John sang, 'Sorry seems to be the hardest word'

13 September 2020 - 00:02 By

In the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, John Milton, the character played by a characteristically over-the-top Al Pacino, delivers the line, "Freedom, baby, is never having to say you're sorry." It is obviously a paraphrase of the line from Erich Segal's Love Story, "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

It is a fascinating concept this - the association of wonderful things like love and freedom with never needing to apologise. And dare I say, it's a trait far more pronounced in my tribe, that of the human male...

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