Semantics: I’m Sorry

As you know, words create our reality. Truth or truth?

I have a friend that is one of those apologizers, you know the ones that say ‘I’m sorry’ to everything. You have one or two of these friends in your life, too? Oh, you live in Canada and it is part of your national heritage, eh? Sorry is a game you played in your childhood? Me too.

In most cases, when we say ” I am sorry”, it socially means:

sor·ry

adj. sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est

1. Feeling or expressing sympathy, pity, or regret: I’m sorry I’m late.

2. Worthless or inferior; paltry: a sorry excuse.

3. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous: a sorry development.

So in short, you are aware and recognizing something you have done wrong or unfair, and using a simple word in the English language to openly accept the wrong, start a conversation, and/or make it right.

I am down with that.

However, what I am not down with is ‘I’m sorry’ for a good-bye, a thank you or simply a word filler.

Listen, listen, listen to you how you speak.  Check in:  Are you apologizing for living a ridiculously rad life?  Are you apologizing for being honest?  Are you really sorry for being awesome?  Let’s see here, are you really sorry or are you thankful?  Are you sorry or are you feeling like you do not deserve it?

Let’s get real.  Define it.  And, own it.

Get in choice around your words. Stop apologizing for being you.

Stop now.

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