During the course of your lifetime you are going to make thousands of decisions. From the something as simple as what shoes to wear. To the more complex dilemmas, such as college or work. Do I get married or stay single. etc…… Some of these choices will require a little help and some will not. Some will make you feel dominant and defiant. Yet others will leave you wondering whether or not you made the right one. Still others might take time, but they will leave you asking yourself ‘what the hell was I thinking?’
Either way you must be able to do one of two things. A. You can stick up for yourself and stand behind your decision knowing you made the right one. B. You can prepare yourself to face the consequences and apologize when needed. The latter of these two is not something that you can let your ego step in and get in the way of. When the time comes you must be able to do it humbly, but with dignity.
I have been on both sides of the fence here. I have to tell you that even though I have fully apologized for the choices I made that were not so good. I have not been fully forgiven. That is one of the consequences I was talking about earlier. On that note, not forgiving someone for past mistakes and learning to move on with your lives as a whole, can tear the sums further apart.
Disclaimer: The decision to keep your loved ones close should never be a decision. Rather an action that takes place everyday no matter what the circumstances are.