Not being dumb enough to make the mistake in the first place. Seriously. There's a thing called enabling, which is exactly what you do when you do not condemn people for making huge mistakes that could very easily have been prevented by having this thing called common sense. People that dumb deserve no sympathy.
Plus, apology videos have a very high tendency to be insincere, especially if the exact same mistake happens again afterward (hence, enabling).
This response seems so stuck up and morally superior. Get that big stick out of your ass.
(I know this coment had absolutely nothing to do with me and I am butting my big fat self into things again, but that's what I do around here. I make it all about me. So too bad.)
I got news for ya toots. I will never attempt to apologize to you for anything. Enabled or not enabled, I will do whatever the hell I want. Your "condemning" the Mistgod will have no effect whatsoever, except to give the attenion I crave. LOL I will "make major mistakes" when I want, however I want, as often as I want, and there's not a damned thing you can do to stop me.
This response was probably a major mistake. I refuse to apologize for it. If you don't condemn me for it, you are enabling me to do it again. Oh, and I will.
I was talking about EmperorSeverne's reply to you. It's morally superior garbage. You're fine. Don't apologize. That's my advice. I do agree that humans should sometimes have sympathy and there are times when it is appropriate to forgive someone. I forgive you. Now don't do whatever it was you did again. Or do it again, whatever, I really don't care. LOL
Also, concerning some clowns posting below and trying to diminish the issue. I don't give a fuck what they think about my icon, but if talks about Dumblledore being their alt is true, they owe apology for, at least, one person at these forums, for being a total asshole. And it's not me. They know who it is.
I guess an apology video makes sense for a celebrity or public person that did something alot of their followers disapprove. But between private persons I'd find someone making an apology video strange.
Apologies by politicians are quite rare. However, remember when Nick Clegg (ex leader of the Liberal Democrat Party) made that video apologizing to UK students after reneging on the free tuition election promise? Well here it is folks! m.youtube.com/watch?v=KUDjRZ30…
Hmm, Yes. Taking time to reflect and think out how you want to say what you feel is a good idea. What people say in the heat of the moment may not be how they really feel or think. An untrue self brought out by panic and pain.
Oh god, is that why people say "If you are innocent why are you staying silent?" Or "Why did you take so long to say anything?" A chilling thought.
Why not ? I personally very much appreciate hearing reasons, in any case, I like to understand mechanism more than to know "they are sorry", the bunch of causes and different circumstances leading to a certain outcome are much more interesting and worthwhile imo.
because the reasons provided (by the person apologizing) are often fake lies to make that person look better. that diminishes the strength of the apology. because then you're not really taking ownership of what you did. you are blaming circumstances, which means you think you did nothing wrong (in similar circumstances, you'd do it again). and i can't forgive that.
if i am curious about the ''why'', i will ask. most people just don't want to know. we just want you to stop the offensive behavior. don't really feel like investing a lot of time in investigating the whys and hows of what you did.
then why apologize.... just to end an argument? or to preserve your ''image'' or ''reputation''?
well if you dont sound apologetic, and arent willing to make amends, and think you did nothing wrong, then thats not much of an apology.
......sometimes grand gestures (apology videos, ''loud'' apologies) aren't needed. just stop doing the offensive thing you were doing. maybe one day the offended person will realize (that you changed) and will forgive you... that might also look more genuine. just letting it go away quietly, not making a big thing out of it.
if you really wanna go the extra mile, you can do something nice for the person you hurt. stand up for them when they need help, ....or just... put in a good word for them.
I don't care for apology videos honestly, I'm always thinking people make one because it's something you're ~supposed to do~ but in reality it doesn't matter and whatever happen isn't even any of business of 97% people who are watching the video x.x It's the same with any kind of apologies, people just say /o well sorry/ because it's something you're supposed to do but that doesn't resolve the actual problem :/