Recently a person I know hurt my feeling. She called me un-virtuous and said I was insulting her.
I think both comments are untrue. What started was this person was complaining about her home-based business (a Pampered Chef like business that requires parties and catalogs to sell) wasn't doing well. I commented it's a tough economy. This person went off about how I was just trying to bring them down and insult the business. I didn't mean to insult them or the business, but no matter, the economy's tough and if I've got a little extra money to spend on something fun, I'm careful about what I choose.
At first I was thoroughly furious. HOW DARE SHE? After a while, outside, hanging my laundry on the line, I realized I could not be insulted. Obviously there is more there than I'm seeing. She can feel however she wants towards me.
I'm not perfect. Not by a long shot. But, I try hard to be a good person. I try to be virtuous. I guess I haven't succeeded in that, but I'll keep trying. So, for any of you out there who might read this, if I have insulted you, I'm sorry. I hope you will forgive me and in return, I'll work hard to forgive those who have insulted me, directly or indirectly. I guess that's about all anyone can do.