"Right actions for the future are the best explanations or apologies for wrong ones in the past; the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive." T. EDWARDS
Saying "I'm sorry" may ease human conscience and make politically acceptable again after injuring another human being through mistake, fault, deed or unkind tongue. I'm sorry is only a temporary response - a starting place of recognition that something in me needs to change. The result of such real repentance leads to correct choices and right actions in the future.