There are certain things that are not in our control. Our lives are largely in our control, such as how we treat others, and what we might say to them. And in the course of producing these words and actions, assuming you’re a decent human being, you would have already considered what the effects of your words and actions would have done to the person.
And once those words or actions are being passed on, that is where the control stops. You no longer have control over what the person does with the words / actions. There could be negative reactions, there could be positive reactions. There could even be no reaction at all. The issue with us humans, is that we tend to expect more than we should, even though we say we don’t even expect anything – that, in itself is not a true statement. If we expect nothing, we wouldn’t be affected at all by how the person would react. And that, is a true story.
So, make sure you consider all things around how and what you’re going to say, and do, and know inside (or at least try to practice telling yourself so), that you have absolutely no control over how the person may react. If you had said / done something in a haste, and you regret that, take the courage to apologise.
But never ever feel like you have control over how someone may think of feel, because that is not your responsibility at all. Nope. Nada.
Oh, and in the end, always practice kindness.