Do you regret things that you said in anger? I regret some things that I said to my late father, Matthew.
I worked in his business for nine years when I was in my twenties. We were at odds with each other personally and professionally. It’s very ironic that my father and I were very much alike yet the only people we couldn’t get along with were each other.
Looking back on those days, I wish that I knew about the concept of high sensitivity since both of us were. I feel that we wouldn’t have said the hurtful things that we said to each other. We would’ve been more sensitive to each others feelings.
The hurt feelings that we had for each other lasted many years. We made peace with each other before he passed away. Anger was the main culprit that caused us to say the things that we said to each other. If we paused to think of the hurtful words we said, we wouldn’t have uttered them. Hurtful words do have long-lasting effects.
The lesson that I’ve learned is to take the time to think about what I say to anyone. I’m not perfect, but I’m getting better at taking a time out when saying something when I’m angry.
Do you regret things that you said in anger? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
“Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”…Ambrose Bierce