The tragic curse of humanity is the explotation and abuse of power in human and inter-national relationships. This includes (among others): parents, bosses and stronger countries. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln
Thes five steps must be followed, and in that order:-
1. Recognition (of wrong)
2. Repentance (change of habits)
5. Rememberance (without Revenge)
The unwillingness to take even step 1 is not a sign of strength, but rather a shameful sign of weakness, cowardice and moral inferiority. Note that I never mentioned ‘Regret’ which is just an emotion that may or may not lead to step 1.
Revenge? That leads to never a ending cycle of violence.
The correct thing to do is to follow the 5 steps above, in the correct sequence.