I am always shocked by apologies, especially when they seem genuine. Having not received many apologies in my life, and always being able to detect the non genuine, non remorseful apologies, it comes as a surprise to me, when more genuine apologies are offered.
It actually helps, when I do receive genuine apologies, because it raises my belief in humanity.
The psychologist, who disagreed with my view about mental health policy ‘shaming’ those most impacted, most suffering, most vulnerable, has emailed me and apologised and is considering my view further, and I am grateful for that.
He is a very educated man and has worked with the APA etc and is very ‘high up’ in the mental health world in the US.
I will ponder some more about this apology and my response. My capacity to not immediately respond, react, and to sit back and think, digest, consider, ponder, is such proof of my continued healing.
As is my self esteem and confidence in my deeper insight and capacity to ‘think’ and my empathy.