Apologize For Your Mistakes |
Kuwait Times - 02 July, 2012
Author: Thaar Al-Rashidi
When you wake up from sleeping and find 30 missed calls on your mobile, the first thing you expect is that a big disaster has happened while you were sleeping. If you are a journalist, you think that you have missed too much and you start thinking: Has the N.A. Council been dissolved while you were sleeping? Or has the constitution been amended? Has marshal law been declared?
And a thousand questions come to your brain before you open your mobile and find that the 30 missed calls are from one stupid friend. You are still under the impression that there is a disaster, concerning you at least. You call him back for the sake of your friendship, and when he answers you ask him what was wrong that he made 30 calls? He answers very cool, and with cold nerves, “Nothing, just wanted to know where are you and what you are doing”.
In my case, I hung up the phone while he was still talking and went back to sleep. My stupid friend calls almost everyday. He has no biological clock like others, he may call early morning or late at night, and might even call at 27:00 hours.
“There is no 27:00 hours, but I am sure he is capable of creating it only to call”. I can say that he is very much like some of the National Assembly members, who make declarations at any time and about any case. They don’t get tired from declaring in all directions, the important thing being that they remain in the media.
Sometimes, they hear some rumour, and they keep commenting about it all night long, and when the sun rises next day about the fact that their declarations were built on rumours, they do not apologize and they find another case to talk about and make us forget their comments made about the rumour.
Unfortunately, some MPs who talk continuously without need are not good at apologizing for anything wrong, and they do not have the courage to apologize.
Some of them, while their statements have offended others simply because they have immunity, and when they discover that they are wrong in what they mentioned about those people, whether they are politicians, ministers, merchants or even high employees, we then see they do not apologize and do not correct their declarations about those persons.
I call upon MPs to be really idle and to have courage to apologize, as we don’t have an anger among us, so your apology for something wrong makes you bigger in the eyes of others. Even if they are your political opponents and you don’t apologize, you become smaller in their eyes in the long run, especially when your mistakes are repeated.
NOTE: My stupid friend, even if he calls me 132 times a days, still I will not be angry, for we have 20 years of friendship. When he does that he disturbs me only and not like MPs, who disturb a complete country through their imprecise declarations. – Al-Anba