Do We Apologize Too Much?

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So recently I was browsing through a couple of blogs that had been recommend to me and I stumbled across this blog where the author had just done a post on whether we apologize too much or not. Now I'm going to be honest and say that I am definitely not one of those people who watch TED talks and listen to inspirational podcasts and I had never thought about writing a blog post like this. But something about this post intrigued me and I decided to give it a shot and do my own spin on this topic. So here goes nothing!

Do we apologize too much?
I don't know about other countries, but let me tell you, in the UK the people here apologize so much... Especially women.

The word sorry doesn't even mean anything more! People tend to use it in jokes or use it in banter but when people intend to use it purposefully they just say it and move on without doing anything else!

When do I tend to apologize?
The place where I see myself apologizing the most is at school. Sometimes I apologize at school when I bump into someone at the corridor or the doorway. Sometimes I apologize when I get in peoples way. Sometime I even apologize to teachers for incomplete homework!

'Express regret for something that one has done wrong' - Google's Definition Of Apologizing

Personally, I don't apologize every day but if you ever come across someone constantly saying sorry, stop them and say "There was no need to apologize! You haven't done anything wrong!"

When is apologizing difficult?
Sometimes apologizing can be hard. Everyone has had to apologize at some point in their life and truthfully. As humans, we hate to be wrong and when we have to admit to someone in real life that we have done something wrong can be tough! We just have to realize what we have done is wrong and live up to it.


How often do you find yourself apologizing? Do you find it difficult sometimes to say sorry? Let me know in the comments below!

8 comments on "Do We Apologize Too Much?"
  1. I know for a FACT that I apologize too often. My husband often yells at me for it! It's something that was ingrained in my as a kid that I obviously took too far. I'm working on it, but it's hard!

  2. I apologize too often as well. Just like Morgan, my husband yells at me for it also! We will go grocery shopping and I'll say "I'm sorry" to some random person (even if they are in my way) about 10 times. I'm also very stubborn so I don't like to say I'm sorry often to those I care about. This is something I'm working hard on, but your posts puts it into perspective more for me. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is a lot to think about. I don't think that I over apologize, I will have to pay closer attention to this.

  4. Great post! This topic comes up a lot with people I know. I used to be one of those people who apologized for everything, but I have trained myself to stop doing it when I have done nothing wrong. I have no problem admitting my faults and apologizing when necessary, but I have stopped over-apologizing in situations where I really have done nothing wrong. One of my big problem areas was in check out lines in stores...if the cashier messed up or a price was a wrong that I was challenging and it would hold up the line, I would apologize...I stopped doing that (and it's really difficult) but in reality I'm not the one who held up the line!

    Shelbee on the Edge

  5. I am so guilty about this I say sorry all the time for things that are clearly not in my power to stop or not my fault. I think it's just a habit of politeness and encouraging other to be polite if I say sorry first even if it's not my fault so they can reciprocate it. Silly i know. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  6. Great post! I apologize too much even when I'm right about something..

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  7. I apologise far too much - to the point where I'm probably really annoying! I've often thought when I apologise for being elbowed in the face (yep, I am THAT person) that someone should just smack me every time I say sorry! It diminishes the value of it really, considering I just throw the word around all the time.
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  8. Interesting and an imformative post! I suppose I apolpgize for alot of things as well. If I may have accidently hurt a friend or bumped into someone or not given something to someone who needed it. Saying sorry is a habit that a large majority of us cannot break out of.
    BBB xxx


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