This is a thing I wish everyone would do. If someone accuses us of something—even something ridiculous—wouldn’t we all be better served if, instead of just getting mad at the person, we took a moment to question our own motives and actions? I don’t mean we should drive ourselves down a guilt spiral, but maybe just a second or two to think, “Is that what I did? It’s not what I mean to do, was it?”
Maybe, if we’re lucky, that will lead to more of us thinking things through, beforehand.