[sor-ee, sawr-ee] –adjective, -ri⋅er, -ri⋅est.
1.feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: to be sorry to leave one’s friends; to be sorry for a remark; to be sorry for someone in trouble.
2.regrettable or deplorable; unfortunate; tragic: a sorry situation; to come to a sorry end.
3.sorrowful, grieved, or sad: Was she sorry when her brother died?
4.associated with sorrow; suggestive of grief or suffering; melancholy; dismal.
5.wretched, poor, useless, or pitiful: a sorry horse.
6.(used interjectionally as a conventional apology or expression of regret): Sorry, you’re misinformed. Did I bump you? Sorry.
So John Mayer recently made some ‘racy’ comments (no pun intended *smirk) while doing a Playboy interview. And the final outcome was this video. His apology. It’s not the sorry that makes this special, it’s something more. It’s the recognition of his short coming, his self-reflection. ”We all make mistakes”, and we always seem to have those words ready to give when someone close to us feels failed. But, why not feel failed, if failure leads to this?
We should all be able to look at ourselves objectively. That’s the first step towards changing the errors we make. Einstein said, “Someone who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” I think, a person who never made a mistake never tried to see where. It’s so easy to walk around in this soceity feeling like know it alls. ”I read books” “Oh really… I write books!” (Shout out to Author of LAID Shannon Boodram) We’re taught to that to exceed in life we must trump one another. When really to succeed we must first learn to trump ourselves. Our egos. Our titles, our income, our material. And understand that integrity should be the only governing factor.
To everyone I’ve apologized to, I may have or may not have meant it. But not because I wanted to trick you, but only because I may have tricked myself. For those waiting, I’m learning, discovering and looking in the mirror of truth aka, “rookz you fakked up” and seeing myself for what I am, and what I’m not. To the people here everyday I know it’s because you, “believe in the possibility of me being a grown up one day” too.
In closing, taking responsibility means taking the ability to respond to our circumstance into action. Things are the way they are in our lives, because we make them true.
Kudos to you John Mayer, for being human, (a real one.)