Sometimes, I want to “wiggle out.”

I want to pretend like my aggression isn’t as bad as so-and-so’s aggression.

I have caught myself having the thought before, “Well, that might have been the wrong thing to say, but at least I work on myself.”

–as if that’s what this journey is all about…being able to one-up someone!

Aggression is aggression.

We can use all of the “I” statements that we want. We can say all of the right things. We can use calm, measured tones.

The real question, however, is what’s in our hearts.