(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 3/28/2015)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FORGIVE? PT 1.
It is Suppose to be one of the Most "HUMANE" Acts one Person can do for another. That no Matter How Much you have been hurt by SOMEONE ELSE, be it MENTAL , PHYSICAL, OR BOTH, TO "FORGIVE" THE ACTIONS AGAINST YOU IS CONSIDERED TO BE NOBLE AND VIRTUOUS.
Yet, at the same Time, even though "FORGIVENESS" IS SUPPOSE TO BE A VOLUNTARY DECISION BY THE "VICTIM," IF IT IS NOT OFFERED, THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN HARMED IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMMITTED A MORAL TRANSGRESSION AGAINST THE ONE WHO VICTIMIZED THEM.
It is a Fascinating example of how Some People Believe that taking the "HIGH ROAD," especially if They are Talking about someone elses Victimization, must be part of the ROAD TO RECOVERY IN OVERCOMING THE PAIN AND ANGUISH THAT HAS BEEN INFLICTED ON THEM.
HOWEVER, JUST WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FORGIVE ANOTHER? Does it Mean the Same Thing to Everyone, or DOES THE DEFINITION OF "FORGIVENESS" CHANGE DEPENDING ON THOSE INVOLVED, OR PERHAPS THE SITUATION/EVENT THAT LED UP TO SUCH A DECISION POSSIBLY BEING MADE.
Lets Create a Basic Example.
- An Individual Decides to Act in a Way that is considered a FREE CHOICE.
- This Action may result in the Direct Harming of Another, and it is
a possibility that any Reasonable Person would be aware of.
- Ignoring the Possible Consequences, the Individual Acts, and Harm
comes to someone else, who in no way contributed to the NEGATIVE
RESULT that has been Inflicted on Them.
STOPPING HERE, UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES OR DEVELOPMENTS WOULD YOU CONSIDER "FORGIVENESS" AS A JUSTIFIED EXPECTATIONOF THE "TRANSGRESSOR," AND A MORAL REQUIREMENT OF THE "VICTIM?" IF SO, WHAT WOULD "FORGIVENESS" CONSIST OF.
END OF PART 1.