Jan 06, 2019 04:13:41

A lesson in being the bigger person

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David nge

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There's a controversy surrounding this year's Oscars.

The Academy gave Kevin Hart, the host nominated for this year's Oscars, an ultimatum to apologize for the homophobic remarks he made in the past or they'll find another host.

Kevin Hart, if you read his autobiography, showed that there is a dark past in him. He did say some nasty things, and he did make jokes about gay people.

So it's only right if he'd apologize to the LGBT community.

Kevin Hart responded, saying he addressed this issue and have apologized several times in the past. He's not that type of comedian anymore, and he'd moved on.

Eventually, Kevin Hart apologized once again and offered to step down as the host for this year's oscars.

His rationale was, due to the controversy if he'd apologize and continue to be the host of the oscars, it will make him and his past the topic of the night instead of the hard work actors have put in for the award.

So the right thing to do is to step down from being the host.

There's a lesson in here that I picked up.

Sometimes in a heated argument, especially with a close family member or with my girlfriend, I forget how to put myself in their shoes and emphathize how they're really feeling at that moment.

Sometimes it's better to just be the bigger person and apologize, even if you feel you're in the right, than to eventually hurt their feelings and severe the relationship.

Most of the time I regret how the argument ended. A lot of the things said in the argument are clouded by ego, but if we'd just take a breath and have a thought about where the other person is coming from, things could've turn out differently.



 

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