“I’m sorry.” Its two simple words that can do so much to maintain a civil society, to mend wounds, and to restore broken relationships. Yet, despite its positive outcomes, a lot of people just aren’t inclined these days to say it. Like the song title by Elton John, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.
Of course, it’s not just saying the words that are important. When we apologize to someone, we must mean it, and we demonstrate we mean it with our careful action and remorseful attitude. Words without action is meaningless.
Take Away: Sorry seems to be the rarest word.