One of the greatest irritations I have with personal responsibility is when a person back tracks after a comment they’ve made or action they’ve taken becomes offensive to someone else. I mean, if it really mattered to you how someone on the receiving end would handle your deed, then why did you go through with it in the first place?
It seems on a daily basis, there’s a big announcement about some public figure “re-evaluating” their statements on an issue and now extending their apologizes to those they offended. I say, “save the apology”. When I take a stance on an issue, I say exactly what I feel. I’m entitled to that. I mean it’s really all I own. How can we allow someone else to dictate how we feel?
If we say what we mean and mean what we say, stick with it. I assume free speech is still a tenet of this society.