Yes, being polite is a good thing. Knowing when to express apologies and when not to, is a learning experience. The message here is that you cannot fix the whole world, and being sorry for that is not endearing you to customers or clients or prospects. In fact, it may be harming your growing relationship.
We drove to the Outer Banks in one day. Long trip, yes. But, worth it. The three story house rented by three families, was more than adequate. Complete with an elevator (holy cow!), the house came with air conditioning, great windows with views to the street outside and small glimpses of the ocean. Of course, the trip was mainly for the children. We put in our sweat equity to give them memories that will last a lifetime.
Let's talk survivors. People who never give up. People who believe in a better tomorrow. People who don't let yesterday dictate how happy the can be today.
The moral of most novels is …more complicated because the human condition invites a long, serious discuss on morals as presented in novels. Not to mention, some understanding of the hero's journey. Novels exist to entertain. They take us out of our ordinary lives and give us glimpses into worlds we would not know, otherwise. The moral in most of them is that being human is okay. Or, being an alien based on the author's human experiences, is okay.
As a busy entrepreneur, you no doubt have had that day when you got up, showered (no, I don't shower every day, it wastes water), made your face up (no, I don't do my face every day, why would I?), and got dressed for success, in preparation for a meeting with a new client, a prospect, an old friend who has a referral for you; whatever it is or was, you did the work, put in the effort, arrived at the coffee shop and... got a text."Can't make it. Am otherwise engaged at the moment. Reschedule?"
This was home in the sense of my whole being, my soul, and my purpose in life, were there, in that lounge, in that building, with those people. We were more than friends, and beyond family. We were parts of a bigger whole. It's hard to explain.