Saying 'Sorry'

@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
December 4, 2008 6:12am CST
I've seen how people think about saying 'Thank you'. How about saying 'Sorry'? Sorry is much more difficult to say then thank you. Its hard to admit we were wrong and appologize for it. How hard is it for you?
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Saying thank you is a lot easier than saying sorry whole heartedly. I've never said the word "sorry" whole heartedly before any person but if I am truly sorry, I show it through gestures and letter of apology. Action speaks louder than words right?
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
They do, but I do believe that people also need to hear the word. Of course just the word without actions is also pointless. Its like saying I love you, your partner can show you and you feel he loves you, but it still feels so good hearing it. I think if you are really sorry that you should try to be strong and say Im sorry, at least with the people close to you.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Sorry is a difficult word and I don't usually say it but I do feel sorry. Is that silly? Cheers!!
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
Its not silly, many people are like that. We are thought to say thank you since we started to talk lol, but we didnt have to say sorry too often and even when we did it was horrible. So its normal you can say thank you much easier, then sorry. Im sure if we had to say sorry a lot when growing up it wouldnt be that difficult, but then again it wouldnt mean as much as it does now I guess, as it would just be an expression.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
4 Dec 08
it's not really hard for me to admit i am wrong now. before it was. it mean you are real when you can admit your mistakes.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
One proof of growing up is also being able to accept your mistakes and appologize for them. Its what makes you rise above yourself.
@Zezlol (409)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Dec 08
Usually saying sorry is not that difficult for me because I'm used to having to be the first one to say it (my friends and parents weren't very good at apologizing while I was growing up). I would tell myself that doing so would make me the "bigger person", although it still bugged me how I was always to one to have to bring up the subject of apology. However, because of that, I find myself grasping my mistakes quicker. I know when I should say sorry and that even if it's not completely my fault, being the first to apologize *does* make you the bigger person. I'm not saying that that is my incentive. Of course it's not. I just like knowing that I did the right thing and saying sorry, in most cases, is doing the right thing.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
Im sorry to hear that. Its not fair that you have to always be the one to appologize, its like saying you are the only one who is wrong, and I bet this isnt a bad feeling. I sometimes say Im sorry even though I dont feel like its all my fault. Usually after we have an argument I dont mind appologizing even though Im not to blame, but I did fight with him and if nothing else Im sorry that it even came to that so I appologize.
@sachinkr9 (141)
• India
4 Dec 08
Saying sorry is very hard but when you really feel gulty you have to say it. After all you have make a mistake and there is no shame of feel sorry for your mistakes. I always do it.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
I agree with you, it is hard but sometimes we must do it.
@AURTHER (15)
• China
8 Dec 08
I am a straightforward boy,i can face my mistakes calmly,if there are some discussions,i will debate it fiercely with my partners,but if i realized i am wrong,i will admit i am lost.If i do something harm others,when i realized it,i will apologize to them sincerely,if i harm somebody i will feel so sorry,so i think i must do something for them,therefor i think 'sorry' is not difficult to say,wrong is wrong,since i harm somebody,i must pay the price~~aha~~Making mistakes is not terrible,correct it immediately,yes,i am still a good boy,am i?
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
it is easy to say im sorry if one has accepted his mistake. this only happens when he felt that he have hurt someone. but there are people who are so rude that even they they they committed a mistake they are still hesitant to say sorry because they felt that saying sorry will lessen their self esteem. if its my fault it is easy to say sorry. if i say sorry i mean it!
@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
6 Dec 08
Hello, mojcica. Saying sorry for me is only hard when I have already started my argumentation against the other person. For example, when I am saying: "This is true! What I say is corrected" and a debate starts, in which the other person says that it is not... And I keep on saying that it is. Then it is hard to accept your fault when you are wrong, but I still do it. That's why I never like to debate like that, unless I am pretty sure that what I am saying is correct. As you said, saying sorry is way harder than saying thank you. But yet, it is way more needed. You must show others that you are able to see your mistakes and that you are able to fix them. Respectfully, Munhozmib.