Matters of the Heart

I am my Beloved's, and my beloved is mine.

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This country is really absurd sometimes…

But we know we love it, though.

that’s why when I say “sorry” to ppl in the states they always dismiss my display of empathy saying “why are you saying sorry? it’s not your fault.” of course it’s not my fault! I want to help u feel bettah gawddd



"Sorry" means something different in Canada than it does in other places.
In Canada, if something bad happens and you say sorry, it means “I acknowledge that you have been inconvenienced or otherwise harmed, and I am expressing sympathy. I’d prefer it if the bad thing had not happened.”
We apologize for things constantly.
"Sorry I’m late, traffic was horrible!" Sorry about the traffic.
"Ugh, I think I caught the flu!" Sorry you have the flu. That must be unpleasant.
"My house was burglarized and everything of value stolen!" Oh wow, I’m sorry. That’s a terrible experience.
And so on. It’s rude not to apologize, because failing to apologize suggests you do not care.
There is even commercials up here in Canada about how we Canadians like to apologize for everything.
Sorry.



Absolutely none of those phrases would sound out-of-place in America. The context and meaning is exactly the same.

I think the stereotype comes less from these serious incidents like burglary and car accidents and more from the simple fact that we use “sorry” instead of “excuse me”.
Talking to the cashier at a shop “sorry, you didn’t give me my reciept”
At a coffee house “sorry, where’s the sugar?”
People crowding a hall “sorry, can I go through?”
Bumping into someone “sorry”.
We don’t mean it as an apology, we mean it as most English speakers mean “excuse me”, aka: “I am acknowledging the thing now let’s move on”

Okay that makes a little more sense. Thank you Sunny.

Doesn’t it bother anybody else that “sorry” used to be used, and is still taken as, in many other countries, an admition of guilt??
Because that bothers me profusely. Like if a kid suddenly runs in front of my car and I hurt them, I will say sorry, even though I am in no way to blame. I apologise when people bump into me on the street. I apologise lots of times when it’s not my fault.
Sorry is not an admition of guilt; it’s an expression of empathy and/or regret at the circumstances.

Ahh. Finally! Someone has explained it for everyone else.

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This country is really absurd sometimes…

But we know we love it, though.

that’s why when I say “sorry” to ppl in the states they always dismiss my display of empathy saying “why are you saying sorry? it’s not your fault.” of course it’s not my fault! I want to help u feel bettah gawddd

"Sorry" means something different in Canada than it does in other places.

In Canada, if something bad happens and you say sorry, it means “I acknowledge that you have been inconvenienced or otherwise harmed, and I am expressing sympathy. I’d prefer it if the bad thing had not happened.”

We apologize for things constantly.

"Sorry I’m late, traffic was horrible!"
Sorry about the traffic.

"Ugh, I think I caught the flu!"
Sorry you have the flu. That must be unpleasant.

"My house was burglarized and everything of value stolen!"
Oh wow, I’m sorry. That’s a terrible experience.

And so on. It’s rude not to apologize, because failing to apologize suggests you do not care.

There is even commercials up here in Canada about how we Canadians like to apologize for everything.

Sorry.

Absolutely none of those phrases would sound out-of-place in America. The context and meaning is exactly the same.

I think the stereotype comes less from these serious incidents like burglary and car accidents and more from the simple fact that we use “sorry” instead of “excuse me”.

Talking to the cashier at a shop “sorry, you didn’t give me my reciept”

At a coffee house “sorry, where’s the sugar?”

People crowding a hall “sorry, can I go through?”

Bumping into someone “sorry”.

We don’t mean it as an apology, we mean it as most English speakers mean “excuse me”, aka: “I am acknowledging the thing now let’s move on”

Okay that makes a little more sense. Thank you Sunny.

Doesn’t it bother anybody else that “sorry” used to be used, and is still taken as, in many other countries, an admition of guilt??

Because that bothers me profusely. Like if a kid suddenly runs in front of my car and I hurt them, I will say sorry, even though I am in no way to blame. I apologise when people bump into me on the street. I apologise lots of times when it’s not my fault.

Sorry is not an admition of guilt; it’s an expression of empathy and/or regret at the circumstances.

Ahh. Finally! Someone has explained it for everyone else.

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You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
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You will fall in love with someone who’s cold and always seemingly pushing you away. When all is said and done, they will be forever known as the one person you couldn’t get to love you. Unfortunately, it will hurt and sting worse than the good ones, the ones that chopped up your meat for you and picked out an eyelash from your eye and were nice to your mother, because love often feels like a game we need to win.
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The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

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