Is it easy for you to say sorry to others?
By Andrew O
February 12, 2007 2:03am CST
Many times we make mistakes by saying the wrong words or doing the wrong actions. As the results, others get hurt, offended, etc. It takes courage to turn back and say sorry. I learned this over the years. Especially to loved ones. Do you find it easy to say sorry and really mean it? Share your views here that we may all learn and understand.
12 Feb 07
"Sorry seems to be the hardest word", Elton John sung... Joe Cocker does a better job, I think, but that is beside the point here... I don't find it hard to say sorry. Never have found it difficult. Even as a kid... Appologising is a very effective way to make up with people you love. If you really mean it, of course. I have a big mouth and sometimes I say something before I think... sometimes? regularly. Many times that is not a real problem, sometimes it goes wrong. So I tell him/her that I am sorry. Why not? I AM sorry, after all. Being pigheaded about it doesn't serve either me nor the other one. Because I only say sorry when I really mean it, my friends and family are always willing to forgive me. As for people I hardly know and did something wrong to... saying sorry to them is just a matter of plain courtesy, I think. If we all are courteous to eacht other, the world would be a better place!
13 Feb 07
Saying sorry should be from ourselves. Sometimes, I think we try to think what is the other party's response. Leave it to them. Let's get ourself right first. I learned this so there is no problem to say sorry at all. No matter what the other person may respond, it does not matter to me at all.
12 Feb 07
actually at the first hour, days, and week. its hard... but if you really mean to say it to that person it was a release of tension inside and also interferring your fear with strength. it was not easy for me at the first time but when i really mean it. it was indeed perhaps the easiest thing that ive evr done in my life. and better when that person was willing to listen to my explanations but if not. i dont think i deserve a snob coz no one can control us except GOD. and GOD forgives us first than the person to whom we cmmit mistakes... isnt it?
12 Feb 07
If i really offended and hurt a person's feelings, why not? I will apologize instantly. But i'm the type of person who don't like disagreements, hurts, offensements. I am so sick and tired of that. As much as possible, i want everything to be smooth and worry free. .
12 Feb 07
I have never had a problem with saying sorry, if i make a mistake i am the first to admit it, and think it takes a stronger person to admit their faults and to apologize when warranted. I hate people that refuse to own up to things or take responsibility for their actions