is it enough if someone feels bad for something that they’ve done wrong to not explicitly tell them that they exercised poor judgement and that you are disappointed or upset at them? i was thinking about that the other day when i was reading diana’s entry about her little mistake at work and how she was reprimanded. it was clear that the mistake was made and the person who made the mistake was obviously upset and sorry for making the mistake, yet they were still reprimanded. i suppose that it is part of the process to make it formally known that what was done was a mistake so that it would not be duplicated in the future.
at what point do we spare someone else’s feelings and just let things go by the wayside? is it a disservice to do so because then they will not learn a valuable lesson? hmmmm, things to ponder.