All that was destroyed was my tenuous definition of sincerity. I continued to preach it to students, though a honed version: not as truth to one’s life, but rather to one’s thought. Sincerity to me had become the relentless pursuit of a thought. I saw it as listening to the imaginary bird on one’s shoulder trilling Why? over and over until it loses its voice, or until the writer runs out of words.
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
———————————————————————————–The line of “What we did was wrong” is from the essay at the BEGINNING of the film… however not at the ending essay.Sincerely yours, the correction man….
So when it came time to teach classes of my own, I preached sincerity. I told my students that only sincere writing was worth reading. If Crane and Rilke believed it, then it must hold all the world’s water. “Be free of deceit. Be sincere to yourself,” I told a classroom of undergraduates sitting shoulder to shoulder, a population whose greatest fear on earth is looking vulnerable and foolish in front of each other. My words must have had the same concrete efficacy as yelling to a weepy Little Leaguer on the mound, into cupped hands, to just “Relax!”
I say this quite often, so often that once when I repeated to my Japanese-American friend a word I had learned just a few days before, Komenesai, she laughed out loud. I was confused. Did I pronounce it wrong? Catching my quizzical expression, she quickly explained that Komenesai means ‘I am sorry’ in Japanese, and it was just so funny to her that it would be the first expression I would learn and use in a foreign language, the expression I use most often. I laughed with her, but I had to wonder – I know I say it too much, maybe conveying a sense of insincerity?
Woo-hoo! I’m excited! In case you haven’t heard, yours sincerely has emerged the second prize winner in the 2013 TMC Essay Competition. The circumstances surrounding my participation and emergence as a winner are dramatic – and they present some practical lessons and inspiration for anyone who dreams to live the writer’s life. Passion breaks barriers […]
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While apologizing in person often conveys more sincerity, there are times when a formal, written apology might be your only option or could otherwise be the preferred method. To write an apology letter, you'll need to address your error early in the letter, acknowledge the other party's hurt feelings, and accept full responsibility for your part in the matter. In many cases, you'll also need to offer a solution that will fix any underlying issues related to the original problem. If you want to make sure that your apology is effective and doesn't cause even more hurt, aim for both clarity and sincerity while you write.