Do Apologies Even Matter?
What Amrisha Vaish’s experiments demonstrate is that humans, from a very young age, understand the need to repair broken social ties. They recognize that when someone is at fault, it’s that person’s responsibility to show remorse and attempt to make amends. Vaish also found that the desire to forgive people who acknowledge their wrongs transcends the boundaries of group identity. What can we learn from this basic human truth?