Don’t Tell Me You’re “Sorry”
You bump into some? “Sorry”
You cancel plans with a friend? “Sorry”
Someone’s pen fell off of the table? “Sorry”
You accedently talk over someone? “Sorry”
People over use that word. No matter what happens the response is usually “sorry.”
American’s constant use of the word has drove it’s meaning out of existence.
Full Definition according to Webster:
1 : feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence
2 : mournful, sad
3 : inspiring sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule : pitiful
Sorrow is sadness caused by the loss of something.
Whenever you bump into me, don’t say sorry, you didn’t loose anything.
To regret means to want to take back.
Do you really care if you cancel the plan your friend so much you want to take it back?
Penitence is feeling of deep sadness because you have done something wrong.
Are you really that deeply sad for my pen falling?
Are you full of sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule for talking over me?
I doubt it.
Don’t be “sorry” for the little things. “Sorry” is a very powerful word. It has the ability to change relationships and foster peace.
“I’m so sorry” is what you say when you learn of a death in a family.
“I’m so sorry” is what you say when you realise you hurt the person closest to you.
“I’m so sorry” is what you say when your best friend loses his or her job.
“I’m so sorry” is what you say when you break someone’s family heirloom.
I’m so sorry
Learn the word and use it sparingly.