THE EDITOR: I have lived long enough to witness people who were wrong in certain situations go to great lengths to persuade "big people" that they are correct, employing all sorts of technicalities and nonsense in the process.
For some, saying “sorry” and “I apologise” appear to be curse words. It never ceases to astonish me when I witness this. I've read a lot of comments about the incident between Minister Camille Robinson-Regis and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar over the last two weeks or so, and I'm not going to get into it. In my humble view, it's time to get on with fixing TT.
Having said that, I cannot disregard the appeal of some opinion writers for the relevant parties to simply apologise and get on with the business of the people. Even though saying sorry or apologising is the toughest thing for some people to do. They assume they would demean themselves by doing so. However, it takes a self-assured person to say sorry, even if they believe they are right. That shows maturity.
I know false pride can lead us down the wrong path – and it can happen to the best of us. Therefore I urge citizens, especially those who believe they are always right, to help make TT a paradise once more. Let’s say “sorry,” “thank you,” “I apologise” and show love, caring and compassion for one another, which TT desperately needs at this time. You can do it. We can do it together.