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How does saying sorry help?

  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 6 years ago

    How does saying sorry help?

    Lately all I have been seeing, in the news is.. cheaters, liars, and the worse part , there are going on National Television using the word SORRY.  so how does saying sorry help?

  2. SaMcNutt profile image59
    SaMcNuttposted 6 years ago

    It allows the person you are apologizing to the ability to forgive you. However, it is more for the benefit of the person you are apologizing to but, it feels better to know you've done something in way of repairing the situation.

  3. susanlang profile image56
    susanlangposted 6 years ago

    Well...in my opinion, no one really knows if the cheaters and liars who you speak of on TV, really say it with any sincerity or just trying to save their career. Only they know for sure. However, time will tell if they really mean it. Hope that helped.

  4. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 6 years ago

    Mr Weiner, believe that getting on National Television and coming clean, was the right thing to do, however, all it is doing is making folks lose faith in politics and mainly so called representative....
    saying sorry is not the answer...

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    I can't say the reason why these people are saying sorry.  I am not their conscious neither their tongue.  But saying sorry and meaning it let's the other person know that you didn't mean to hurt them.  It lets them know that what you have done you will never do again.  It also lets them know that they mean the world to you and you wouldn't want for them to think of you in any other light than the light you have grown to love. 

    btw:  After writing this I just remembered that sorry is overrated  these days, it's like answering a telephone.  I swear I hear the word sorry at least 100 times a day and if the truth be told it has nothing to do with whatever the situation is.  I think people use it because they think it is polite.  Most of the time I ignore it because it can be quite annoying! 

    Vonda  G. Nelson

  6. nabeelplus profile image60
    nabeelplusposted 6 years ago

    it depends who uses this word, if a really kind person says sorry everyone will accept it & forgive but sorry from a cheaters, liars mouth is never acceptable.....whether on TV or somewhere else

  7. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i hate that word because i have found that maybe 1 in 50 people actually mean it. to me it is a cop-out, nothing more.

  8. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    If you feel someone has done you wrong, and they say sorry, they are at least acknowledging they have hurt your feelings or let you down.  Yes it usually helps to know they are sorry for what they did.  Some people can't/won't say sorry because of their pride or their refusal to see what they've done or the other persons point of view, this can usually lead to complicated relationships/relationships ending or resentment by others.  It doesn't mean you need to or should forgive the other person, but it helps to know that they are sorry for what they've done.  In the case of a 'cheater' I think sometimes they are just "Sorry" for getting caught, and their apology may not even be genuine, but at least they are trying to be.

  9. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago


    If a person really means it, he gets a reward far more valuable than anything on earth.

    If he's just shining us on, then nothing can help them.

    For ourselves, use forgiveness. But true forgiveness is letting go and never again needing to revisit that past perception of hurt. It helps to take 100% responsibility for your part in creating our current reality. That's right... 100%! That part of you which understands will know what I mean. The ego doesn't know anything.

  10. puddingicecream profile image76
    puddingicecreamposted 6 years ago

    It's just a way to show that they still have good character for being able to admit and accept that they were wrong. It might not really help, and viewers might not forgive, but for them, it's a way of "saving face" once they've been caught.

  11. ChristineVianello profile image59
    ChristineVianelloposted 6 years ago

    I think saying sorry is just the beginning. One needs to show the actions that one is truley sorry.