Gifts as apologies

a gift is not a sufficent apology.

maybe i’m not materialistic enough.

but a gift does not repair damage

a gift is not an indication of changed behaviour

trampling on someone for a few months and then offering them an “item” or “experience” does not cure the behaviour of trampling.

sorry is a feeling you act on. It is not a cure all magic word that will heal the past like some kind of magic wand.

sorry is recognition that you did damage, and it is understanding that you may never be forgiven. you may never rectify. acknowledging that you were in the wrong. and that can never change. sorry is a resolution to not repeat the behaviour that created the damage.

  1. misselijkheid posted this