Sores and Defensive Speeches

Words …even normal, daily yakkings … carry scars, culture, history, and a family lineage with them…much like people do.  If one is an over thinker like I am (not a badge of honor, to be sure…like Aristotle once said, you must consider the conversation only to the degree that is appropriate for the subject matter), one tends to look just a little deeper at things than the surface level.

Being an over thinker, I tend to at least think, if not take conversations, intentions, assumptions waaaay beyond anything that resembles reasoned or “normal” levels.    As such, I’ve learned how to say “I’m sorry” and “I apologize” for the wreckage my mental disease can reek.

I always used the two terms as identical notions.  I thought they both conveyed regret.  Not so much…

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