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Why Is Everyone Saying I'm Sorry - should it come with a but?


Greetings everyone. As the time is drawing closer to me moving from the New England area, things are getting busy and moving along nicely. My target move date is the end of August. If time allows, I will pre-record my video blog post for September. If not, until I'm settled, my weekly posts will be written posts.

For now, this week is my video blog post for July. As I have always said, I enjoy doing a video blog post once a month because it creates more of a connection between myself, my readers, and subscribers. Let's face it. Life is personal. However, we must never confuse personal contact with our personal privacy.

I choose the above topic for a couple of reasons. First, I'm sorry, the first being is one of the most common phrases used in our society. WHY? Another reason is in almost every newscast I watch, someone is saying I'm sorry for something they said on social media or apologizing for something they said. So the real question is, is the phrase "I'm Sorry" coming with the hint of a but?

This leads me to ask two questions. First, we all know no one is perfect. Regardless of what we do in our personal or professional life, we will all make mistakes. The data shows that 1 out of every 10 choices we make could be wrong. Most of these are minor. However, some are real blunders. So the first question I ask myself is, is the "I'm Sorry" genuine or fake? The second question I ask myself did they know they were making a mistake in the first place. As an example, let us use politics. The individuals who hold public office have a staff of advisors. Therefore, it is not just one person analyzing the situation and making the decision. The final choice is up to one person but not after hearing input from many people. I would think with this type of input; there would far fewer mistakes resulting in less use of the phrase "I'm sorry." What never seems to escape me is, when they publically admit to making a mistake, there is always the hint of a "BUT" in the speech. This is usually why a poor set of excuses follows the apology to explain it.

This is what tonight's video blog post is about. I hope you enjoy it, and please, don't forget to subscribe to my blog. For your convenience, I have listed to link to this post for my YouTube Channel and my Vimeo Channel. Enjoy.

Stay safe and be well. Thank you.

Caesar Rondina


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