The needs of an apology usually attribute to wrongdoing, infraction and hurt of others. When circumstances warrant it, we have to acknowledge the offense, accept full responsibility, express genuine remorse and repair the damage. Undoubtedly, apologising is rarely comfortable. We often try to protect ourselves from shame or censure by waiting for the heat to blow over. Even though we admit our faults, the absence of improvement in earnest will leave the apology desolate. As a member of the educational sector, I have kept reminding myself to repent and start afresh after a mistake is made. A university is not only a hub for preservation, application and dissemination of knowledge, but it also facilitates academic evolution and scholarly invention during which mistakes will inevitably emerge. Without repetitive efforts put into the rectification of mistakes, the new knowledge would not be substantiated and tenable.
People from all walks of life in Hong Kong today are appealed for reflection upon why we started, what we have failed, where we would stand again, and how we could mend. I am certain only a rag of villains is fancying our loved home be shrouded in anger, controversies, anxiety and desperation. Don't let our good will, inner morality, serving hearts, and precious lives be beaten by these wicked thoughts. If "non-violent communication" may iron out sticky patches and help rebuild mutual trust, go for it. Notwithstanding the probable defeat particularly amid our aspirant youth, it is worth many reattempts provided enthusiasm still exists. As one of the quotes from Winston Churchill goes, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
When you are going from failure to failure at this moment or you just ran out of enthusiasm, there must be someone in this university you can turn to. I·CARE, in spite of a bit part, is willing to walk through the Red Sea with you.
I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development