This prompt raked up a lot.
My brother-in-law (husband’s eldest brother, who has been treated as a demi-God in the family) visited us recently. Unilaterally, he decided to shift the furniture in the house as he pleased- a move I did not like and made it known to him. I asked for things to be put back in the same place – a response that he is not used to. It generated resentment on both sides.
Later, in a conversation with his wife, he emphasized that he has never said Sorry in life, because he never makes mistakes. I kind of felt sorry for him. What a burden can megalomania be! A person sees withering relationships around him, but fails to see the root cause. Even if he does, he is unable to repair the damage, being trapped in his heroic image.
I silently wished him a release – to be more human, and acquire wisdom to deal with disagreement. It might dissolve the walls of self-righteousness he has built around himself.