Sorry. How do you feel when someone says that to you? Does it comfort you; Does it make up for what’s already happened? No. In my opinion, Sorry is one of the most meaningless words that is used commonly. It’s a word misused heavily. I can’t really come to understand why it came into existence. It is sad that people rely on this everyday word to avoid solving a problem they probably could.
sor·ry [sor-ee, sawr-ee]
adjective, -ri·er, -ri·est. 1.feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, etc.
It’s clear that sorry is a state of being; something you should feel and most definitely not something you use when you’ve done something wrong and are unwilling to make up for it. It’s not that it is completely wrong to use the word. It’s just that people have found saying sorry to be so easy that they assume that it is perhaps a magic word that puts all problems to rest. No! Sorry means nothing and especially to the person that you’re saying it to.
Sorry implies that you have nothing else you can do. There are of-course things you can really do nothing about and it is fair to use the word in such circumstances. But, in more cases than not, there’s always something you can do instead of using the word. Sorry must be used as a last resort; when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it and when you do feel sorry that you can’t do anything. If you’re just unwilling to do anything, please do not use the word because it’s admitting that you don’t care enough. Saying sorry after slapping a person only reminds him of the slap; it doesn’t take away the pain.