The funny thing about saying "I'm sorry" to someone
is that so often it seems to hinge on the other
person meeting us half way.
As if we have a built in mental Geiger counter that
impedes the development of sorry-ness unless it
detects sorry-ness in the other person first.
But a person can feel sorry or not sorry.
It's existence within can never depend on how
someone else feels.
Sorry-ness should only be measured against one's
own moral standards.
Being sorry doesn't mean asking for forgiveness.
Saying, "I'm sorry," means holding your head up
and getting right with your own soul.
I learned that the hard way recently.