I posted to facebook the other day a quote that a friend had posted on his wall:
Apologizing doesn't always mean that you are wrong
and the other person is right.
It just means you value your relationship
more than your ego.
I really like this. I think that we let our ego or pride thwart the deep and soul-enriching relationships that could be. We may find ourselves not opening up to others or behaving badly out of pride or for no reason at all or for good reason, we were hurt and are in self-protection mode.
This is probably done because people live their lives unaware and led by their ego. If they were aware that their ego was shaping their decisions, and consequently their actions, and therefore the way they treat and are perceived by others AND if they could get over their pride, and make positive changes to their behavior, I believe that their lives would be more fulfilling and ultimately happy.
I have been told that some people are "just that way." What a cop out! What are humans if not incapable of changing and shaping their behavior? In life we are presented with this scene, for which their is no script, just cues that are our personality, character, and past experiences to help us make decisions.
I urge you all (and I try this myself) to think about each decision before it's made. To not jump to conclusions or let my pride get in the way. To live life with honest, kind intentions and pray for the best. If you know you were kind to others and true to yourself, your life will probably be more fulfilled and happy.