Fundamentally, we are emotional beings. We react to what happens around us through our emotions, whether or not we show it outwardly.
It’s useful to remember this when engaging with others. And when, for some reason, our innocent action upsets someone, it is useful to remember that we have the power to help the person we hurt.
It might start with saying “I am sorry.” It might require building a bridge and allowing time for the wound to heal. But it is worth it, for us to nurture and grow our bonds.