Happy new week peeps! I hope this week brings you love and happiness, peace and great vibes. Today’s prompt is mistakes; unintentional preventable or deliberate mistakes. The host of the challenge is Belle Brita and you can find the challenge announcement here;
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error of judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.~ Dale Turner
An Adult is to Apology
It is so mature to admit your mistakes and own up to them. It’s part of being an adult. When someone’s behavior towards you changes; ask yourself what you did to warrant the change. What attitude towards them solicited the behavior?
There will be moments when you unintentionally make a mistake and discover it in retrospect. In this moment, you’re faced with the question; do I own up to it? Am I being to sensitive?insensitive? You can then proceed from this questions. If the time lapse after you committed the mistake is huge, then you can leave/send a card and some flowers to get things right.
Occasionally, you’ll intentionally make mistakes, partly because what you thought was trivial was in fact a big deal or you forgot. It’s best to apologize.
When someone says, ” you hurt my feelings” you have no place to say that you didn’t because that’s how they felt as a result of your actions.
I am in a situation that someone has refused to own up to their actions of hurting and projecting their issues on me. They’ve refused to apologize want us to sweep it under the rag like nothing happened. They pretend like nothing happened. Part of being an adult is owning up to your mistakes. When I find myself in a situation like this, I shut down. I shut down when it comes to that person because it’s unhealthy and toxic. I am a blunt person and if I speak, I’ll blast them. So let’s skip the salaams.
Because to me, this is superficial. A facade.
Also, it’s someone older than me and being respectful to your elders is part of being African.
I try and learn from other people’s mistakes as well as mine. It’s best to listen to other people’s stories and learn not judge. Learn from the good they did and the better they could have done.
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How do you act or rectify your mistakes? Has someone ever refused to apologize for their errors and how did you get over it? Chat me up in the comments.
Listening to Control by Tenth Avenue North.
Reading for my exams.
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