#2 – “I Wish I Had Resolved Conflicts at the Time”
There are so many old people who carry bitterness and resentment from old regrets – you can see it on their faces without even having to talk to them. There is a saying “the world would be a much better place if we talked to each other, rather than about other.” What happens, is if conflicts are not dealt with at the time, with the people who they are related to, they fester and affect the personality, health or relationships of the person who is holding them. This can be very destructive and negatively impact the life of the holder of these negative emotions – if only they had the awareness or courage to deal with the issues at hand, at the time they arose.
This is not to say that it’s good to be reactive in all situations that upset you, but if something is genuinely bothering you, take it to the source and nip it in the bud rather than let it fester and be expressed in less constructive ways.