Forgiveness And Forgetting Are One In The Same
Oftentimes, I hear people say that they forgive but they don’t forget. I don’t believe in this idea; I believe that so long as you can remember what bad things people have done to you, you cannot really forgive. Once you have absolutely no care for whatever bad thing someone did to you, once it’s basically absent from your mind, that’s when forgiveness can be present. It’s just my observation, with the biggest case in point being myself. I rarely ever forgive someone, because I rarely ever forget about something. This is also why I rarely ever do harm to someone in any way. I would completely understand if someone never wanted to forgive me for something I did to them no matter how many times I apologized, because if the roles were reversed, I’d do the same. I believe if you’re gonna do something bad to someone, whether intentional or accidental, make sure you’re willing to live the rest of your life without their forgiveness. Maybe it’s because I’m quite severe with stuff like this, but I think forgiveness is thrown about way to easily, and the act deserves a lot more magnitude than what I casually see.