Writing Prompt For
Day XIV of NaNoWriMo:
“Mistake is an event not a person.” - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Kind of a follow up to yesterday’s prompt. Mistakes are made by people, like you, and I. Mistake is not an identity of a person. Keeping that in mind, if someone you know who’s very close to you makes a mistake, how do you deal with that? Write about it, and let me know! Would love to read your take on making mistakes.
Personally, I tend to hold no grudges if the other person apologises. But if the other person has not the courtesy of even realising his/her mistake, I tend to move away, and burn that bridge.
On the flip side, if I realise, or am made to realise that I’ve made a mistake, or hurt someone, or some such, then I tend to learn, grow and apologise. I have been naive enough to promise it won’t happen again, but have learned that such promises are futile. And more often than not, history may just repeat itself for whatever reasons I may be, may not be in control of. As such, I try to let the other person know upfront the whys, whats, and hows of whatever it is that may cause any kind of ill feeling, or harm to the other person. Then I want to move on from that point in time, and be ready for more. Happy go lucky - that’s me or that’s what has become of me.