We Are in the Midst of an Era of 'I'm sorry'

"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." – Proverbs 17:28

In other words:

"It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt." — Mark Twain

We are in the midst of a sorry era. Have you noticed? Everybody — athletes, actors, politicians, media — is apologizing for something he or she said or wrote, something that was “insensitive” (“Insensitive,” by the way, is our Word of the Year.) Or at least it is perceived as insensitive because of these prickly, hyper-sensitive times.

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