50 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For
Start writing a post

As humans, we are our biggest critics. It's a flaw that we all have, some just hide it better than others.

Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Is what I am doing considered "normal" in society? Will people think I am weird? Why don't I look like them? Why can't I be better?

It takes time and effort to become someone who doesn't care what others think, to be confident in who we are.

Well, duh! We live in a society where self-worth is based on the likes we get and the number of followers we have on social media. Where everyone feels compelled to comment their opinions as if they are fact. Where unrealistic standards of beauty are shoved in our faces every way we turn.

In a perfect world, everyone would stop judging one another and focus on themselves. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world. In a world where standards are high, judgments are strong, and societal norms make people feel inadequate, we tend to apologize for things we should never have to apologize for.

Stop apologizing for...

1. Embracing your body.

2. Who you love.

3. Your race.

4. Being who you are.

5. Having fun.

6. Standing up for what you believe in.

7. Calling someone out.

8. Being educated.

9. Being selfish.

10. How you dress.

11. Your struggles.

12. Being confident.

13. Saying "no."

14. Being successful.

15. Following your heart.

16. Being blunt.

17. Being sensitive.

18. Being too loud.

19. Doing something spontaneous.

20. Taking risks.

21. Cutting out negativity.

22. What you eat.

23. What you post on social media.

24. Expressing yourself.

25. Taking a personal day.

26. Focusing on yourself.

27. Not fitting into a check box.

28. Being a reality TV show junky.

29. Your taste in music.

30. The things you are insecure about.

31. Other people.

32. Having big dreams.

33. Going out.

34. Being "different."

35. Standing up for yourself.

36. Being "basic."

37. Binge watching an entire season of a TV show in a day.

38. Ending a toxic relationship.

39. Living your life.

40. Cutting people off.

41. Splurging on nice things.

42. Making the best decisions for you.

43. Being picky.

44. Having goals.

45. Telling people how you feel.

46. Being a kid at heart.

47. Not agreeing with someone.

48. Advocating for a cause.

49. Changing.

50. Loving yourself.

We need to stop saying "I'm sorry" for doing these things. It is okay to be selfish, to be yourself, and grow as a person.

People will try to make you feel bad for it, some will make you feel guilty for it, some may even get mad at you for it.

Stop apologizing for being who you are, and love yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Peter Truong

If you still have not figured out what you want to cook on Thanksgiving, baked macaroni and cheese is something worth considering. It is simple, affordable, and delicious. I have had many different types of baked mac and cheese and most are dry. I do not like a dry mac and cheese, it just does not seem appealing to me. If you like the creamy cheesy essence of mac and cheese, look no further, this recipe is for you.


Keep Reading... Show less

As a first-year college student, I've been doing a lot of meeting and introducing myself to people, often with the classic format of "name, hometown, major".

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

This Simple 7-Step DIY Face Mask Combines Safety — And Sustainability

Instead of studying like I intended on doing today, I made a face mask for some reason and thought I'd share how I did.


If you were looking for a simple way to make a mask, I am happy to share how I personally make them. I have a pretty small face in general, so I prefer having my homemade ones so they fit better. This is also a great alternative to just throwing away any clothes! Before starting, you will need to make sure you have fabric, thread, a needle, and pins; if you have a sewing machine, you obviously could use that instead of hand sewing it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Ways To Handle The Stress Of Earning Your Degree From Your Childhood Bedroom

Oh so this was the room where I snuck cookies upstairs past my bedtime and stole R-Rated movies to watch when my parents were asleep and now I'm expected to earn my degree in this very same room?

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

It's definitely not easy, but it's something so many kids are struggling with right now.

Keep Reading... Show less

November is such an underrated month. With all the excitement that comes with Halloween ending and the holiday season around the corner, some people skip over it and go straight to their Christmas playlist. For me though, November is the perfect time to compile a playlist of songs that bring on major nostalgia which I think is perfect for this time of year. If you're looking for something to get you in that thankful spirit before you head into the Christmas spirit or something to play while you enjoy Friendsgiving, here are some go-to songs to add to your November playlist.

Keep Reading... Show less

Taylor Swift is famous for her Easter eggs on social media that hint at what is coming next for her. Over the past few days, fans noticed a change in Swift's hair when she was accepting her win as Apple's songwriter of the year that was reminiscent of the "Red" era. Of course, this has caused widespread speculation that Swift has begun to re-record her masters.

Keep Reading... Show less

While joyful, the holiday season can also be stressful for many and that's A-O.K. Plus, with the added tension that is 2020, this year's holiday season is a lot, to put it simply.

This is your reminder to put yourself first and listen to what you're yearning for. Deep down, you know what you need to thrive and I know that you can get there.

Keep Reading... Show less

25 'Open When' Topics And Ideas For That Special Someone In Your Life

Open When Letters are letters you can give to your special someone.

Lauren McCally

Stuck on what to get the person you love the most?

And, well, let's be honest, is hard to shop for? Well then, why not send them some Open When Letters?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments