We all know this but often forget, no?
I always say, if it'a not for others, do it for yourself. Let me explain a little bit more!
You may not have any clue that you are stressed, sometimes we are not even get sure that we dislike someone, many times we there are many hidden emotions within us. But our response and react can gives is a clear idea about what's going on inside.
Let's take an example from our real life so we can relate more.
You will see, how you response when your thought changes about someone. It can be your friend or partner. You may not be sure about it first, but there's lot going inside and it will come out this way. Like the way you treat your friend, the way to communicate etc.
That's why it's really necessary to mark how we are responding and reacting in any situations and towards someone. If you don't want to hurt others, then do it; if you want to improve your life, do this. Either way you will be benefited.
It's true that figuring out how we need to response and react is always better than figuring out lately. But don't worry about it because if you allow yourself to take a good lesson from it and improve yourself then it's never late.
Make sure to reflect the better side of yours. I know it's always not possible but it's not even impossible also. Our goodwill can make it happen. Just make intentional efforts towards it.