Why is it so hard to say I’m sorry?
The quick answer is pride. But there has to be more to it.
It’s about “the principle!” How many times have I heard that? Or I’ve said it myself.
The principle of the matter is often in play, but underneath the principle, it can also be about the need to be right. It results in the lack of willingness to budge even for the greater good.
Apologizing isn’t that easy, and it’s not always clear about who should and when. But the lack of an apology is always harmful.