Most people aren't looking for that, though. They want me to retract whatever offended them, when I obviously meant to say or do whatever I said or did.
When you decide to take responsibility for your actions, that kind of apology is a pretty serious breach of integrity.
So, having had this epiphany, you'd think my life would be much easier, wouldn't you? I've got a basic understanding of where the conflict comes from, so I can avoid that conflict. Right?
The rest of the world is wrong. I can't let that go.
We're basing interpersonal relations on a precept which effectively does away with sincerity.
...and I'm rebelling against a deeply engrained social norm.
I'm gonna die alone.