In the past, when someone says “I’m sorry”. It means that they are offering a sincere apology admitting their own fault and hope for forgiveness.
It always follows with a “but”. “I’m sorry, but…”.
Today’s sorry is often used as a tool to lower the other party’s blame towards them. To soften the tension. Before moving on to their main intention, vindication.
You can see it in our friends, social media, business owners, CEOs, and even top government officials. No wonder, our younger generation is becoming more and more hypocritical.
One day, don’t be surprised that ‘sorry’ will totally lose its original meaning.