"Sorry" - Do we actually mean it???

@sagnik42 (3595)
India
August 7, 2009 12:05am CST
We use this word a lot. And it has different meanings. It is a way to apologize, a way to beg pardon when you have missed something, etc. I honestly don't always feel "sorry" when I say it. I don't know why, but I often wonder why I did not feel what I said. It was just a casual way of saying a word that depicts that I felt remorse when I actually do not feel that way in that particular moment.Are you guys also like me? Or do you feel actually sorry when you say so?
5 responses
@ellonge (68)
• United States
7 Aug 09
I personally say sorry a lot but most of the time I don't feel sorry, but there was no reason to really feel sorry about it, on things like i was being to loud.
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Aug 09
Looks like we are moulded in similar ways.I am very much like you in saying sorry.
• United States
7 Aug 09
yeah i guess we are, but when i have done something really bad i have trouble saying sorry, i usually don't say sorry on those occasions, i rather talk about it.
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Aug 09
Thats nice.Well I say sorry when I mean it.But ofcourse when I mean it I definately talk about it.
• India
7 Aug 09
no i dont..i remember several times where i have said sorry without meaning it..there have been so many instances in school..where i have said sorry to someone and had still lot of grudges against him..i guess i have still not come to a such a serious situation where i really need to say a serious sorry
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Aug 09
It is nice that you have not had any real situation to say sorry.Thanks for your reply.
• India
7 Aug 09
i really dont think just saying the word sorry helps..if you have commited a heinous crime and you are saying sorry and you mean it..does that change anythinG?no it doesnt..maybe you get a little satisfaction but the rest is same
• India
7 Aug 09
Most of the times i use the word "sorry" i really mean it .One thing i want to say to all my dear my lotters that don't use this word casually,It really decreases the value of that word.Don't use that word too often and casually ,because if you do ....even when you really mean that you are sorry people won't believe you..try to use it only when you really mean it....
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Aug 09
That is very good. And thanks for the advice.
@beaushell (339)
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
Its not easy for me to say sorry... especially if it concerns a very emotional situation. I believe I need to process events or feelings I had first before I would say anything about it. And its not my habit to say it without meaning it. I believe in the word and I treasure it so I don't take it for granted...
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Aug 09
That is very nice of you.I wish I were like you.Thanks for the response.
• India
7 Aug 09
Dear friend, Whenever i say sorry i really mean it. It always comes from the heart. it is that magical word which if comes from the culprit also it washes up all anger and we feel like forgiving anyone.