Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Apologize

I was doing my lunch in a restaurant today when the waiter came in to serve water and accidentally spilt a whole glass on the table.

It wasn't a big deal. These type of accidents happen. It wasn't his fault.

However, what happened next was his fault.

He just shifted our plates to the next empty table and walked away. He didn't even feel the need to say anything.

I don't know if he was too proud to apologize or just too nervous but I'm never going back to that place again.

Apologizing when it's your fault doesn't make you look inferior. It shows that you care.

An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
— Lynn Johnston

If the waiter would've said at least something, let alone apologizing, I would've forgotten the entire fiasco.

People forgive when you ask for forgiveness.

If you've done something wrong, apologize.

Don't be too proud or too scared to apologize to someone. Just do it when it's needed.

You'll always get help

The sooner, the better