No matter what “side” you may be on, Will Smith’s apology had an important piece related to shame I want to address.
If you’ve ever made a mistake that you have a hard time moving beyond… whether it’s ongoing guilt, shame, or maybe even caused you to pull back from the person or situation, this video is for you.
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, Will Smith recently shared a public apology to Chris Rock, Rock’s family, and his fans regarding the assault he committed at the Oscars. He also addressed a few questions from fans.
Today, I’ll share a specific piece of Will Smith’s apology that I think is relatable and important regarding shame and thoughts about how we can experience remorse without feeling shame.