Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out why people maintain what amounts to a death grip on their denial. I understand the truth can be earth-shattering but the lies people will cling to are often quite silly.
It occurred to me that pride would be one reason. A person may not want to experience regret. If you were wrong about something you thought or you did and you acknowledge it, you may experience regret.
I’d never heard these two things mentioned together. I searched to see if others associated theses terms. I found references to the stock market. These two emotions drive an investor’s (bad) decisions. I found another study linking them to depression.
Pride is a sun-ruled thing. We all have it. The rest of this; I’m looking at Pluto.
Pluto in Capricorn equates to “extreme humbling”. A prideful person is not going to want to experience such a thing. As a matter of fact, I feel many will grab their Mars and fight like hell to ever admit they’ve been an idiot or they did someone wrong.
I suspect the longer you push things like this away from you; or push them down, the more twisted they become.
What do you know about pride and regret?