is it really hard to say sorry?

sorry - be sorry!
Philippines
April 1, 2007 2:00am CST
i think sometimes it is. people had their own pride and don't want to be the first one to say sorry to the people they have hurt. they can even manage to be at war with a friend than to say sorry. how about you? is it easy or is it hard for you to say sorry.
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13 responses
• Singapore
1 Apr 07
I know what you are saying. Saying sorry is just so hard sometimes. The simple reason is that our pride and ego often get into the way. Look how big they are lol. If only we can set them aside sometimes, the world might possibly become a much better place. ;-)
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
1 Apr 07
Only when the person cannot convince me that I am wrong, I will not say I am sorry if I don't think that I was wrong.
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@charms88 (7545)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
This may sound a little weird to you. But I never had a problem uttering those "I'm sorry" words. I guess I don't have much pride in my bones. I'm basically a person who likes to be at peace with friends. Sure, we can have some misunderstanding from time to time, but I never let it mattered to me too much. Maturity and wisdom also helps me to stay humnle. :)
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I don't think your weird, I'm the same way - I didn't think of it that way though 'humble' that is good and I agree I think it's something that comes with maturity and wisdom.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Needing to say you are sorry is not always about being wrong. Sometimes it's about being hurt by someone and refusing to say that you are sorry is about being open to more hurt.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I don't seem to have a problem saying I'm sorry - sometimes I think I say it too easily, I tend to take blame even if it's not my fault just to get past an argument or bad feelings.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
i always say sorry to the ones i have offended or hurt. i do it wholeheartedly and because i don't want to have enemies. i love more to have friends.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Apr 07
If your parents did a good job then you have the ability and know how to say you are sorry when it is warranted. The world is better for people being able to apologize for infractions against others. Also parents much teach that to accept a real apology is a good thing too. One I am sorry to say that the world does not participate in really. Good luck with this. I can wholly admit when I am wrong and truly ask for forgiveness.
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
11 May 07
Sometimes it is hard and sometimes people apologise just for the sake of peace. That I do not agree with and generally I will apologise if I am in the wrong, but if I don't think I have done anything wrong, then I will not apologise. My partner says that sometimes it is better to apologise for upsetting a person, but not for the act itself. It all depends on the circumstances really. Yes, apologise when we are wrong most definately but not just for the sake of saying the words. People who apologise like that often do not sound sincere and that is worse than not apologising at all.
• Philippines
11 May 07
yes but sometimes, even if my opponent is on the wrong side.. I still end up saying sorry for I don't wanna loose our friendship. ;)
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
1 Apr 07
yes it's hard to say I'm sorry especially when there's arguments and accusations and hot tempers, also sometimes I'm really sorry and want to admit my fault and apologize but knowing that someone will not forgive and will make it worse that in was and my apology will be just a point for them to humiliate me and continue their wicked ways.. that what makes it hard to say sorry.
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@taymouse (585)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I hate to admit this, but a lot of the time I find it hard to say I'm sorry. I'm just so stubborn! Like if I've had an argument and I know it's wrong, I won't say sorry because I feel I can't give in and admit that I was wrong. I know it's horrible and I know I should learn how to apologize (don't take me wrong, I still say that I'm sorry a lot, but I find it hard to do), but most humans are born that way!
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• United States
1 Apr 07
If I am the one in the wrong, it is easy for me to be the first to apologize. Though if a person goes off on me on their own accord, I refuse to be the first to apologize, since I did nothing to warrant such behavior from the other party involved. Amd I shouldn't have to be the one to apologize for what someone decided it was his/her right to do to me.
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@djbtol (5500)
• United States
11 May 07
Please forgive me if my response is not adequate, but I agree that it is hard for us to apologize. This clealy shows the pride that is in our hearts. Rather than admit we are not perfect, we would rather damage a relationship and hopefully make the other person feel bad. Bad, Bad, Bad.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Yes for the most part it is hard to say your sorry, you have to lower your pride to admit that you were wrong! This is a very difficult thing to do most times.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
1 Apr 07
To me, it all depends on the situation. I may say sorry for a friend's sake just to avoid a war. But, if myself is involved, I may not have the courage to say it. Perhaps it is really the pride factor that is controlling my heart.