Nowadays sorry just a word without any emotion of regret attached to it. People just apologize to squeeze out of a situation. How important is this word for you? Do you say it only when you mean it or do you use it casually too?
No. Sometimes I do say to just calm the other person and then later on feel bad about it. I feel like I have put myself down by apologizing when it was not my mistake. But then again I have taken care of the situation. So I keep debating with myself and go crazy
I think it's easy to say it casually, and I'm a habitual apologiser when someone bumps into me I hear myself saying sorry and know its not my fault.
However, when I've hurt or upset someone I will only say sorry when I mean it. An apology of this kind should be heartfelt for it to have any hope of soothing the person you've upset.
It is interesting when people say sorry but it was because ............
They are not really saying sorry just pushing responsibility on to others.
If you are sorry you are late you should accept it was because you failed to manage your time correctly not because the traffic was bad.