One of my friends posted 2 quotes to her status on facebook about “sorry” and asked people what they think. Most people seem to hate this word. They think it is such an empty one. Rather than saying it, just don’t do things you will be sorry for.
I think about it a bit differently.
Of course I don’t like it when people do something bad and they say sorry just to cover it up. Then it doesn’t mean anything but a lie. I really don’t want that.
However, in some cases, I just need a “sorry”. Because, sometimes, things happen. Or we end up hurting each other because of how different we are. Or we didn’t know and didn’t understand how wrong it was until somebody explains.
Then, a “sorry” will be hope. The hope of something new and better. Then depending on how much we value the person, we can put an end to a relationship, or move it forward.
But we need a “sorry” first. Honestly. Truthfully. Sincerely.
Carrie: I got an e-mail from Big. “I don’t know what to say.”. Uu, then don’t send an e-mail.
Miranda: What were you expecting?
Carrie: And in the subject box, two words: “I’m sorry.”
Miranda: Ugh. Steve is all about the “I’m sorry.”. “I’m sorry” e-mails, “I’m sorry” voice mails, “I’m sorry” flowers, “I’m sorry” cards. How about, don’t do anything to be “I’m sorry” for?
Carrie: Well, maybe he’s sorry.
Miranda: Well, maybe so is Big.
– from Sex and the City the movie.