I didn't mention anything about guilt. I asked if it was difficult to admit when you are wrong or admit you don't have the answer to a question or the solution to a problem. Or, to say you're sorry and ask to be forgiven if you've harmed someone or misunderstood their intentions.
There have been times when I've trusted people who told me they were going to do something, or knew how to do it, and either never did it, or did it wrong. I've also had to apologize for making assumptions and ask for forgiveness.
Who knew all this time I was unclean and dishonest?
Don't annoy old people. The older we get the less "life in prison" is a deterrent.
None of them are difficult to say for me. If I'm wrong I'll say I;m wrong,, if I unintentionally insult someone or hurt someone I will say I;m sorry.. When I talk to God which is quite often I pretty much start out with please forgive me, because most my talking might make him or her think I;m fed up with believing. And when I don;t know something, I'll be the first to say I don't know.
I just found this almost 2 year old post and think it is quite interesting. I had to ponder it for a while, but have no problem saying any of them. The phrase "I'm sorry" is overused by many people (especially women) when there is nothing to actually be sorry for. I am now 80 years old and have no problem saying "Forgive me" or "I don't know."
birdgal ~ What made you think of those particular phrases and how do you feel about saying them?