Apologies can right wrongs and soothe hurt feelings, and they make the world a better place in the process. When apologies are offered even a heart that has been hardened will start to soften and forgiveness is a natural emotion that is inspired when someone apologizes. When an argument erupts then apologies can quickly stop negative emotions and acknowledge any bruised feelings or hurt pride. It takes a bigger person to offer apologies than it does to hold on to slights and transgressions, because sometimes ego interferes and will not allow the person to make the needed apologies. When feathers are ruffled and things are tense a few words of apology can make all the difference in the world and turn things around instantly. If apologies were never offered the world would be much worse off and the negative emotions would be intolerable.