Which is harder to say, thanks or sorry?

Chennai, India
March 25, 2009 1:44am CST
Though both the words come out from inside, It's really hard to say the word "sorry", than saying "thanks", I think. Do you agree?
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@kitli29 (32)
• Portugal
3 Apr 09
It all depends on the action that you have taken on your path. For me thanks, can be as hard as sorry, thanks means that someone had to help you in some sort of way, instead sorry it is something that you have done maybe without knowing it. In a good world, that words are said with no close call between them, just say hi to them and leave now.
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• Chennai, India
24 May 09
Excellent. It's all about our response and behaviour. To ask for help too, we need to compromise our ego as we do in saying sorry. Wonderful reply.
@hxstar (510)
• China
12 Apr 09
Well,it depends.When I am talking to a stranger,I always free to say both "thanks" and "sorry".But If I were to say them to my family members,I think "sorry" is more comfortable for me.I think it is really strange to say "thanks" to my family members!
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@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Saying thanks is much easier to do because it does not offend or hurt others. Saying sorry is much easier especially if the mistake or bad thing you have done is totally bad.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
for me, it is much harder to accept that you are wrong, that you have done something to hurt someone's feelings. and with that, it is hard to say sorry to the person concerned than be thankful of the things they have done for you. :)
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• India
5 Apr 09
Its hard to say sorry. Because when u say sorry you accept that you had made a mistake and its the mentality of us humans not to accept our mistakes easily. We tend to argue that we are right hence it takes a lot in us to accept the mistakes we do and say sorry
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
I do agree with you that saying sorry is much more difficult to say as compared to saying thanks. I think this is because most of us have this pride. Sorry is somewhat accepting that we committed a mistake. If you notice, accepting mistakes is quite difficult to handle. But of course it is a matter of personality and integrity. When you really feel sorry, I guess there is nothing wrong with saying it for as long as it comes from within.
• India
4 Apr 09
hello there, you're right......i agree that its difficult to say sorry.....not everyone can accept their mistakes and admit them easily. have a nice day....
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• United States
4 Apr 09
I do agree, sorry is harder to say than thank you. Probably, because in saying "sorry", most of the time you have to put down your ego or pride to say it, while in saying "thank you", you also feel better whenever you say it.
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
3 Apr 09
why people don't want to say "sorry" cause most of people dont want to admit their mistake or wrong doing.they don't want to face to reality and just try to hide or ignore the mistake made by them.
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• India
3 Apr 09
Yes , to say "sorry" is very difficult , because you may be thinking whether the person will accept your apology. When it comes to thanks , it will be difficult when you forget to say so and then waiting for a chance to say " thanks" .
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@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
3 Apr 09
Not necessarily, many times we screw up just in order to be able to say 'sorry', becuse it's a way of getting recognition, hey, somebody acknowledges me because they forgave me, therefore I EXIST. Kind of a psychological game we play with ourselves and others.
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@ag_sekar (112)
• India
25 Mar 09
Yes, very true.
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@jayguar (273)
• India
25 Mar 09
I totally agree with you. The word 'sorry' takes time to come out from the mouth though it comes from the heart immediately.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
25 Mar 09
Sorry is actually harder to say.. Because of the feeling of guilt inside you.. However, thanks is a method of conveying appreciation and it's definitely easier to say..
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Hello venkataraman_vc! It's hard to say I'm sorry rather than saying thank you because it's hard for us to admit that we are wrong. Sometimes, because of pride, people don't say sorry especially those people who think they are great.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Mar 09
Sorry is definitely the hardest word to say. It means admitting we were wrong and difficult for our egos to take. It's so sad when stubbornness keeps people apart when the one little word could change everything. Sorry was the word our Aboriginal people wanted to hear from our former Prime Minister in regards to babies being unjustly taken away from them between 1869 and 1969 by government agencies and church missions under acts of parliament; it's rumoured that it still went on in the 1970s. It is much easier to say thanks then to put our pride aside and apologise. By the way our Aboriginals got their sorry from our new Prime Minister and rightfully so.
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@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
25 Mar 09
Yes, I do agree. Although both the words come from inside, saying sorry means that we have done something wrong and a sense of guilt is always there.
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@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
i think thanks are not hard to say since everything we do with the other pepople we have the tendency to say thank you or thank especially if they have do as a good or better one. I agree with you that sorry is hard to say especially if we this so called pride that we dont want swallow it allow the good side of us to accept our mistakes and to correct it by saying sorry.. Sorry really is just hard to say..I hate saying this word seem if i does it would turn out that i am the most likely to commit mistakes or fault..wasnt it?
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• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Yes. I would agree with you. It is harder to say "Sorry" than "Thanks". By saying sorry, you could be admitting something of your fault. So that would mean you have done something wrong which is really awkward. But by saying both words, I suppose you develop your personality. You learn to appreciate when people do something good for you and that is by saying "Thanks". Also, you learn to accept mistakes and move from there by saying "Sorry". I hope this helps. Keep on mylotting!