I have posted a interesting topic on my Poetry / Emo Blog wherein you’ll find more about the hard stuff behind the simple word of sorry. Difficult as it appears to be, or as easy at it seams at first. After reading the post I hope that you’ll learn more about the difference of a forced way to say sorry and the sincere way of doing so.
Sorry isn’t that simple, forgiving ain’t be as simple too. Both are two different things that are equal in approach, when it comes to analysis and sincerity. Both need to come from the heart, and may not be simply forced to give over.
But, before, I’ll tell you the whole story, continue reading on Poetic Notes
I agree with you when you say that saying sorry and asking for forgiveness are two different things. And you are right, one must be sincere in saying and doing them. How to know if the person saying sorry or asking for forgiveness is sincere? Look them in the eye – you`ll know for yourself when the words are sincere and true.