I was on Twitter a few weeks ago and I saw someone make a comment along the lines of, “Stop saying sorry IF I offended you and try saying sorry THAT I offended you.”
While I admit I completely understand where they are coming from, it does raise an important question – what if I’m really just not sorry?
If I’ve done something wrong, I’ll be the first to apologize. And while I don’t go out of my way to offend people (I really try not to as much as possible), if I offend you, I feel I should apologize.
HOWEVER, in a society that is getting more and more offended by every little thing, at what point is it acceptable to just say oh well? We have gotten so good at apologizing for things we don’t even mean, I think the concept of apologizing is losing its value.
Oh, I’m sorry I donated money to a campaign that you don’t believe in. Sorry it offended you.
Would you do it again?
Well… yes. I just did. I’m sorry again?
Nah, I’m not. I’ll do it again because I’m allowed to have different beliefs. I’m only sorry that you are so offended you seem to have forgotten that fact. If you want, I’m more than happy to discuss this if you are willing to act like a sensible adult. I would love to hear what you think.