UPDATED August 1st, 2016
National Reconciliation Day originated as a celebration of the bonds (and the reconciliation) between blacks and whites in South Africa. According to the Mayo Clinic some of the health benefits of forgiveness are stronger relationships, inner peace, reduced stress levels, lower blood pressure, happiness, and a lowered risk of being an alcoholic. On the other hand, there are also benefits to saying, “I´m sorry!” which are liberating to the ego. If you´re on the fence about saying you´re sorry, take a look at these twelve common excuses we give to avoid admitting our faults, and consider the flip side.