In other words, it is best to “learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others” (Tuesday’s With Morrie 18) Many people question how to ‘live in the present’, and stop stressing about the past. It’s actually quite simple. Forgive yourself. Stop
When I was younger, my parents taught me the difference between forgiving and forgetting. I believe that one can forgive without forgetting. When thinking about forgiveness, the first thing that comes to mind is the quote, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”. Do me wrong the first time and I will forgive you, however, I will not forget what you did so that you cannot fool me again.
Has your life ever been consumed by not forgiving someone? For this essay I will be using both, “Thanks for Not Killing My Son,” by Rita Schindler, and, “Forgiveness”, by June Callwood to explain why it’s important to forgive someone who had done wrong. Both of these writings involve an underlying message about forgiveness. Each one of them has their own stories about forgiving someone who has done wrong. Everyone at some point has been hurt by someone either mildly or severely and can possibly relate to the message both of these writings are sending.
“ I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that, So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out keep your head up and handle it” Words of Tupac Shakur. I’m 19 years old and my life has been a roller coaster. Ive had some good times but mostly bad times. Im at a point in life where I want to start fresh and better my life..
Forgiveness is the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. In the short story “The Seventh Man”, the protagonist of the story, the Seventh Man, has trouble forgiving himself for letting his friend K. in the hands of a towering wave. Throughout this story, although a long and treacherous journey, the Seventh Man learns to forgive himself. This is up for debate because at times, he can be viewed as responsible for the death of K. I believe that the Seventh Man should forgive himself for his failure to save K. I believe that the Seventh Man should forgive himself because if he tried to save K, he would risk killing himself as a result. As written in the short story “The Moral Logic Of Survivor 's Guilt”
George Bernard Shaw once said, “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Everyone is the way he or she is for a number of reasons. Sometimes things that happen in someone’s personal life majorly influences them; other times world events have a lasting impact on a person. Many things may influence a life, but in my case, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, an ongoing recession, and the legality of same-sex marriage have taken a great impact on me, my life, and my views.
We are humans and a majority of us have dealt with heartache, pain, broken promises, along with the joyous things like dreams, aspirations, and successful futures. Humans mess up and make mistakes, but we have to remember that forgiveness is a very prestigious and powerful thing. Forgiveness affects people’s lives in positive ways through the hardships, difficulties, and struggles of life. There comes a time when forgiveness should not be available to some individuals. However, this depends on the past situations that have occurred in your life as well as other individuals.
The overall score received for the Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS) was compared with the overall score for the Mental Health Continuum Scale (MHC), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), State-Trait Depression Inventory (STDI) and Positive Relations with Others (PRWO). Table 1: Coefficients of Correlation between Forgiveness, Positive Mental Health, Trait Anxiety, Trait Depression and Positive Relations with Others Positive Mental Health Trait Anxiety Trait Depression Positive Relations with Others Forgiveness r r r
1. I feel that forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s a process that provides you the energy and the self-confidence to move on. One reason why is forgiveness is not for the other is because in my experience, forgiveness is a situation where serious harm has been done to you physically or mentally. The next steps are finding a way to relieve your conscious of the harm caused.
Forgiving someone is one of the best things you could do. However, for you to forgive someone, you must accept what has happened and be ready to move on. Forgiving someone gives them an opportunity to redeem themselves, and allows them to move on as well. By accepting the past, you might find reasoning within the mistakes of the others, and give you as better understanding of how you should act. Forgiveness is a large part of The First Stone, and within the story is a valuable lesson:
“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness”-Corrie Ten Boom. (“The beautiful kingdom warriors”). Forgiveness is easier sometimes when it 's a personal attack, but attacking a loved one it is a on a whole different level completely. After Corrie Ten Boom was released, she went back to the concentration camp and forgave the men who did the horrible things to her.
Redemption was the only answer that will stop one’s suffering and gain peace with their internal
Life is purely a series of experiences that somehow in the end allows each individual to tell a different story to one and another. Throughout our lives, we count on every new experience to lead us on to another; it might be similar or entirely different. Thus, today we will tour through living well, loving much and laughing often. Truly if you are loving much and laughing often you are living well. Simply, I will share the life’s little secret; Live Love & Laugh.
Death, considered as today’s primal fear, is often viewed as the ending of joy, happiness, and life. However, death is not the end of life but the innate nature of life. Individuals should not fear death, but they should appreciate what life can offer them. Oftentimes, the value of life is only revealed when death occurs. While grieving for the loss of life, the pain at times can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.