I think it’s way too naïve if just for one day we hope that people will just forgive all of our faults. Yes, they do forgive us in the name of Hari Raya or courtesy, but doubts will always be around, nevertheless. We forgive and are forgiven for some religious or even just sentimental reason.
The next day, the same mistakes will be repeated again. And if we hoped that by asking for an apology would win someone’s heart back - well, it’s just beyond naïve, in my opinion.
I’m a forgiving person, but I do have scars in my heart and in my life that were caused by some people. And I also maybe leave some scars in other people’s heart and life, as well.
It’s just impossible that just a sentence of apology could just wash away the blood and the scars. No matter in what language it’s well spoken. Well, depends how bad they are, though. In most of my cases, I’d prefer to forgive, to forget, then I’d just ignore them the rest of my life. I’m not gonna buy a wishy-washy nor lovey-dovey stuff.
Human beings. How much can we trust them?
I believe in love, hope, and forgiveness. But I don’t believe in my fellow human beings.
Let’s just take this holy day as a religious event - without any further hope nor expectation that’s gonna hurt anyone, including ourselves, after the euphoria’s gone for a year.