Apology Accepted…

Is it that hard to forgive?

Brandon Bell
6 min readOct 1, 2021


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At times, apologies can be overused, we say sorry for the smallest things and we even say it when we don’t mean it. Seeing someone who is truly sorry for what they did to you, can start to make you feel a little bad as well. We’ve all been in a position where we were extremely sorry for something we did.

Whether it was stepping on someone’s new shoes, spilling a drink on someone's lap, or even offending someone without noticing. Apologies come and go, they’ve lost their true meaning after we say it almost every day.

If you’re not sorry for something, don't say it. If you are sorry, then say it. We think that saying sorry constantly makes us look like the victim when truly it’s the other way around.

When someone accepts your apology, they’ve accepted it, there’s no need for you to keep preparing yourself. No one likes that person who is constantly saying sorry for everything because it’s obvious that they’re not.

Have you ever heard someone be forced to say sorry for something they may have said? A lot of celebrities are forced into this position when they accidentally offend a certain group of people.

There are times when being sorry is necessary but why do we have to take everything to heart? If your apology is accepted, leave it like that and learn from the situation.

What if a person never forgave you? You would actually be more sorry then. Even just getting away from the word “sorry” is a good first step for us to take in situations where it’s not necessary.

The most embarrassing situation that you can be in when it comes to being sorry is when someone calls you out for it. The “What are you sorry for?” Or “Are you really sorry?”

People are smarter than you think, instead of saying sorry without actually meaning it, take action and let that show what you learned from the mistake you made.

You’re Overthinking It

Let’s talk about forgiveness for a little bit. How often are you placed in a position where you have the option to forgive someone or not to forgive? Just like how we casually say we’re “sorry,” we sometimes say “it’s okay” in the same manner.



Brandon Bell

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”