"Don't Do It Again"

Something I’ve noticed in society…while an apology I often hear it go like this:

Person 1: “I’m Sorry.”
Person 2: “It’s okay. I forgive you.”

And in my head, I’m like: “No…it’s not okay.”
Mind you, I hear this almost all the time when dealing with kids. And something I’ve been doing recently in the part month was telling them to reply with “I forgive you. But don’t do it again.”

And really, it should be like that in every apology.
Because no matter what the person apologizing to you for did, it was obviously not okay. It made you upset to the point where you demanded an apology. Don’t give the idea that it was ‘okay’. Because it obviously wasn’t. Not only does it give mixed messages to the person apologizing, but you’re lying to yourself.

Just to be clear—-It should be:
Person 1: “I’m sorry.”
Person 2: “Don’t do it again.”

Because if the person does it again, they deserve no forgiveness the second time.