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“Swallow your pride occasionally… it’s non-fattening!” ~Unknown
Upon the realization that you were wrong, you could continue to argue your point and hope that the individual who is right will just give up.
Or when it dawns on you that your neglect or malicious actions have done another harm, you could just continue to act as if you harmed no one, as if you are free from blame, as if it is the harmed one who is to blame, the one who ruined everything.
You could that, and maybe others will believe you, but you won’t find lasting peace that way.
Why not acknowledge the egg on your face. Own up to what you’ve done. Eat crow if you must. Lay in the bed you’ve made. Pay the piper. Take your licks.
You aren’t the first human to mess up, and you won’t be the last. I mean it’s not like everybody doesn’t already know. Your denial doesn’t make it go away.
So say sorry when you’re wrong. Seek forgiveness. Make amends if you can. And if there’s a price to pay for what you did, then pay it.
Swallow your pride occasionally…it’s non fattening!
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~