A. We can own it, apologize, admit we were wrong or that we overreacted, and do better next time.
B. We can pretend it didn’t happen and deceive ourselves into thinking that others will forget about it.
C. We can justify our behavior, vilify other people, and project blame upon others in an attempt to look or feel better.
The second option will stunt awareness, stifle maturity, and postpone relief. The third option will lead to lying, sleep problems, hatred, confusion, substance abuse, and psychosis.
Our challenge: To be honest and love ourselves enough to recognize when we have chosen option B or C.