Living and life
Apology for hurting others
In life we eventually feel the weight of what has hurt us. We don't really become callous or immune to these hurts. They stay with us and we are sensitive to them. We are not as tough as we thought. We are rather fragile.
I saw a documentary about a son and his father (in his 80”s) who went on a trip in an RV. According to the son, it was their last chance to do something like this and bond. The father at one point apologized on camera to all the people he has hurt in his past. Interesting. This was his key contribution.
This is hard to keep in mind and hard to do. One perspective on how to live is to work our way through life gracefully without hurting others. As we age, we also see all other peoples' perspectives, understand where they are coming from and how blind they might have been to their own actions. We also see the same thing inside ourselves. So it saddens us to do harm to people while having an understanding of their dilemma.
One also realizes our differences are not as great as they seem. We are all in this together, facing this existence partially alone while trying to make sense of it.