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.

3 thoughts on “Release

  1. I was once married to a person who to this day cannot say sorry for anything she did, has done, is doing, which frustrates her children no end. I know there are people like this in the world who see themselves as always right and cannot bring themselves to consider another point of view.
    Moving furniture about in your house is a huge presumption, did he anticipate you’d be pleased? One hopes at some point in his life he will see the light and come to understand his behaviours. Thanks, Reena for sharing your thoughts.

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