Some of you may be too young to really remember this but I remember it very clearly. It was comparable to the OJ Simpson trial in the aspect that it was on every channel all day long. This was before Satellite TV and before we ever thought of getting cable so it was watch this or nothing.
This story in itself can go in a lot of directions. Virginia Lamp is in some kind of Tea party thing and a lot of people think she just did this to bring attention to herself and her “group” but I’m not getting into politics. I don’t really care about that but I wanted to talk about grudges in general and that’s the direction I wanted to take this.
Why do we hold grudges so long?
This wife has been keeping this inside her for all these years and it clearly still bothers her. An expert said she’s probably thought about this every single day of her life and it’s been a very unhealthy way to live. Now when you talk about “us,” our embarrassments aren’t on tv for the whole world to see but it still made me wonder how and why people hold a grudge.
I’ll admit that I can hold a grudge. Depending on who it is and what it’s about, I can hold one for a long time. If it’s with someone I’m really close to or really love, I try to get over it as soon as I can. As soon as whatever it was has gotten processed and dealt with. That can also go the other way. Sometimes the more we love someone the more we hold a grudge because sometimes we think people should be able to read our minds and know why we’re hurt or mad.
Is holding a grudge the same thing as just being stubborn?
What about you? Do you hold a grudge? For how long?