The act of apologizing makes a person better and allows them to be magnanimous, while those who are too stubborn or egotistical to apologize show their true inner measure. Many believe that apologizing for a wrong that they have committed or feelings that they have hurt means they are less of a person but the exact opposite is actually true. Apologizing means that they have realized their mistakes and want to rectify the situation. Everyone makes mistakes as we go through life and apologizing is the mature way to handle these errors. This shows an inner strength that immature individuals are lacking and that reflects true growth as a person.