I am Sorry
We all find ourselves in the positon of apologizing for our actions and also being asked to accept an apology and grant forgiveness. I can be very quick to grant forgiveness, but if the apology doesn't strike me as genuine I tend to be rather more hesitant. In my opinion, not all apologies are created equal. Some are easy to accept some seem more like a thinly veiled insult. It is come to my attention of late that some people don't see the difference that a slight shift in wording makes. How about you? Are the apologies "I'm sorry your feelings are hurt" and "I'm sorry I hurt your feelings." The same or do they convey significantly different messages? What do you think, and what is your reasoning for feeling that way?
Yes, they are essentially the same.
No, there is a definite difference.