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I Forgive Quickly

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    People Make Mistakes...

    I forgive most things quickly. People screw up, are selfish or don't think about consequences. Just sincerely being sorry is all it takes to get my forgiveness. My biological father for leaving before my birth and my schoolmate for raping me at 9 are exceptions, as you can...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2, 2008

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    I Always Have and Always Will

    Even when I younger I forgave really easy.Someone could have beat me left me in my blood all day and when I got up I would get up hug the person that did it and tell him sorry  for makeing him mad.I have done that one a couple times.I have also  forgave people for ...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M Aug 6, 2009

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    I've Always Been That Way...

    When I was younger I used to forgive people easily all the time. They could've done the worst thing possible to me and I would still forgive them as quick as possible. I guess it's just a part of my faith.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F Apr 4, 2010

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    However...

    I do not forget.  People are slow to change and often repeat their mistakes.
    bricmpt bricmpt 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    Yes I Do

    I forgive easily and I forgive fast too, but the consequences affect me for a long time. I forgive, and I keep no hard feelings, but that does not mean that things go normal again as they were. It takes me long or i wonder if i can just overlook it, but then knowing me I will...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 15 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    I Always Have

    I always forgive quickly. Some have told me too quickly. Almost as soon as the slight or argument are done ... I've forgiven. I don't hold grudges, times too short for that. I can't say this for those around me, it's definetly not their way. For what it's worth ... I already...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    With Fault

    I don't know what it is but I've never been one to hold a grudge or remain angry at anyone longer than a few minutes. It's like the moment I get angry I feel like maybe I was wrong- so I forgive. I was told as a child "Don't go to bed angry at anyone" the solid fact of the...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Way Too Quickly

    me and one of my friends were just recently discussing this. (and yes, if you read this, you know exactly who I'm talking about). see i have this one friend who's my best friend. is it because she's always there for me? not really. actually, she's rarely there when i need her...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean 22-25, F Feb 17, 2008

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    I kinda hate that about myself.

    . Ive been lied to and betrayed so many times yet I forgive so easily its just in my nature. I just cant hold on a grudge on someone for too long cause its like what if (God forbid) something ever happened to that person and I didnt get a chance to tell them how I really felt...
    ginamarieexoxo ginamarieexoxo 18-21, F Feb 12

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    It Depends Largely On....

    how bad it is ,and what it is I am supposed to forgive and the regretfulness of the sinner. I won,t forgive an UNREPENTANT gross act such as someone raping me or nearlly killing me or cheating on me or hurting my children....you catch the drift?? forgiveness and the GENNUINE...
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F May 2, 2008

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    Wow

    I was writing a story for over two hours and my browser crashed. But I was almost done writing it and realized some things. I figured I wasn't going to publish it since it was so long and detailed...then poof! All gone! I would be upset but I forgive you internet...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 4 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Lifes Too Short to Hold It

    i used to hold alot of hatred for people because of the way iv been treated i let it go, now i feel a lot happier-  this people dont have a hold on me anymore
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 20, 2008

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    madhav1 madhav1 22-25, M Dec 10, 2013

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    To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine

    I like that quote. It takes a lot to get me angry or upset, I tend to be able to put up with a lot. I tend to get over things rather quickly. People aren't perfect and they will make mistakes, I wish people were more accepting and understanding of others but we all...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    Any one that hurts me I forgive very quickly

    people tell me it's bad but I just can't stand the pain on heart of not forgiving someone for hurting me even if they did the worse thing possible I forgive them because everyone deserves a second chance or at lease to me they do
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Over Time, I've Learned

     I used to hold grudges and hate on the world and everybody in it but now, I feel that by holding grudges, I am just wasting my time, effort,and feelings towards stupid things.   Things happen in life. Let go because we all die in the end. It is a difficult journey...
    reset reset 18-21, F Aug 5, 2009

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    Forgive and . . . Er, Forget.

    Forgiving is not a problem for me. I let things go too easily, and I know it. But even with big problems, it's easy for me to forgive - the hard part is to forget. I'm not sure whether it's better to forget or not, but sometimes I wish I would just leave it all behind. I hold...
    Quetzal Quetzal 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Forgive What?

    In my entire life, there has been a small handful of people I've never forgiven.  It takes a force of nature to get me to that point.  Alas, some people have driven me that far.  I can only think of three right now, and two of them were from my secondary school...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    This Is a New Concept For Me ...

    I am learning, and just as anything that is new, it takes practice. I spent much of my adult life, and all of my married life, holding onto old resentments. It takes too much of my energy to do this. For me - forgiving is something that I WANT and HAVE to...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2009

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    I Forgive Quickly

    My dad in particular has screwed our family over in so many ways, There are times when the arguments get so bad the police have to brought in to make sure nothing happens. I blame him mostly for my anxiety I mean how can a man try to choke his own daughter (i dont give a **** if...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Jun 25, 2010

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    I Just Don`t Have the Time to Carry a Grudge

    it takes to much time and energy.i useually get over it the same day.and as long as people don`t keep on with it,i will forgive.but those who just keep on pilling it on will get what they want.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Aug 23, 2009

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    I forgive easily, but I never forget.

    I can't hold grudges. I just push everything far away into the back of my mind. Some say it's unhealthy, but I'm happier that way.
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F Apr 17

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    To forgive and forget is a much nobler deed than but be filled with rage and hatred for the rest of your life. It is not a weakness. To forgive someone is to have the strength to...
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    I have a habit of letting people break down my walls too quickly, I get too sucked in to people and forget to look out for the warning signals until it's too late but by then I am...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 3

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    In this world there is so much hate for one another and I believe it has to do with not forgiving. When you think of forgiveness what do you think? just wiping away the past or...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There are days you will simply fail. But that doesn’t make you a failure. There are days you'll do wrong, give in to vices - desires of your flesh. But that doesn't make you evil...
    Emeraldee Emeraldee 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I'm beginning to think that I put my relationships in a box. I also put men in a box. Just like men think women are gold diggers who only care if a man has a job or could provide...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I don't know what to do!! :( I don't know!! Did I forgive him or did I simply hide him in my memories? When I was 11, my parents were invited to spend some time with friends...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I BELEIVE in Forgiveness I don't have much patients but I try an forgive I hope one day I can forgive myself!!!! I can forgive others with time sometimes I feel as if I stretch...
    JacodyProphecy JacodyProphecy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I will never forgive you mom, I will never forgive you for being so selfish and self-centered. I will never forgive you for the well done acts you pulled through, quite frankly you...
    fearlesslyliving fearlesslyliving 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Forgiveness is good, but forgetfulness is bad. I disagree with those who say "forgive and forget" because that's a pretty dangerous way of living. You put yourself right in the way...
    JJ125880 JJ125880 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Forgiveness is possible when the one seeking it takes the bold steps to be forgiven. Acknowledgement, true apology, atonement, change of behavior, rebuilding of trust. Otherwise...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I grew up believing I had a good family.But when we are young our world is very limited and we see as far the eye can see. But when we grow up we start understanding and...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    God. I grew up in God, and I was a big believer. My foundation was really good because I had a whole family of believers. Among my sisters and my cousins, I was the "closest" to...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i believe in forgiveness because God likes this...i know its difficult to forgive someone who makes u hurt but believe me i have experienced that by forgiving u will feel lighter...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    All the people talk to forgive others who hurt you. Why i never was able to forgive? I was hurt all my life by different women. It started with my mother abusing me, then girls at...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm trying to forgive an ex whom is not sorry and could care less that he treated me like **** or that he turned my world upside and stomped all over my heart. I'm trying to...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I won't forgive you my ******* ***** of a ex.You used me.Lied to me.Ill never forgive you.Never.
    ItsAllMyFaultxx ItsAllMyFaultxx 13-15, M Jul 14

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    Life gets rocky and people do some stupid things. ..hurtful things. We do as well intentionally or not that's how life goes some times. If you love someone and they hurt you...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 3 Responses Jul 14

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    You gotta be strong to be able to forgive.Forgiveness means letting go,release pain.I think we dont have time to waste with ire,anger and revenge. Those are silly inmature things...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I forgive people because I believe in second chances but just because i forgive dosent mean i forget.
    HopeForReson HopeForReson 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    But eating my gummy bears without my permission could not be forgiven.
    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M Jun 23

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    My friend and I were seeing each other since February. I had deep feelings for him. I think I was almost in love with him. We continued to date and I slept with him in March. He...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Jun 24

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    My best friend ganged up with the meanest girl in my school and made a YouTube video calling me a Lesbian with my other best friend I have forgiven her but I am no longer her...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Maybe it's just because I love the people I forgive but I feel like I need to stay mad at them for a little while and let them say sorry to me. I can't do that though, once I share...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jun 30

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    She bet money on me that I would come home I ran away and she freaking just say there did nothing while I was running down to the trolley tracks hoping I would die it's been about...
    lonelinessneverfades lonelinessneverfades 13-15, F Jul 1

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