About the Episode:
This week’s minisode tackles the needlessness of compulsively saying sorry, and how common the habit is among women.
The inspiration for the episode comes from a sketch from the hit tv show, Inside Amy Schumer. The gist of the sketch is that a group of highly accomplished women can’t stop saying sorry for totally mundane things and actions of others not in their control. The episode received a lot of national attention when it came out in 2013, and seeing it again recently had Dorothy thinking about why women do this.
Dorothy herself has been working on eliminating this habit, and walks you through the reasons it can be harmful, and strategies for correcting it.
- The concept (1:00 minute)
- When apologizing is good, and when it’s not (2:00 minute)
- Testing the truth of the stereotype (3:00 minute)
- Apologizing is a compulsive habit and can change how you are seen (4:00 minute)
- Taking ownership and making a change (5:00 minute)
- What to say instead (6:45 minute)
- Power of gratitude (8:15 minute)
- Fun chrome extension to help you out (9:30 minute)
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