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FORGIVENESS - Is it for you or the person you are giving it to?

What do you think?

I believe that forgiveness is for YOU not necessarily the person you are giving it to - I mean the person receiving it is kind of a by-product but when you forgive someone you release that negativity you hold..................What do you think in general - this is just a hypothetical.

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Asked by 8Tinkerboo8 at 11:10 AM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes, it is 4 u so that u don't carry anger, frustration and bitterness around.

    Answer by Alexias30 at 11:11 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Mostly best for you. But Good for both

    Answer by bizima4 at 11:13 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I agree, it is for YOU...the person you are forgiving could more than likely care less..... But I have found that the things I find hard to find forgiveness for are the same things that impact me in my everyday life. Once you can move on....otherwise you dwell and keep letting it eat away at matter what it is.

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 11:13 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I think that you are right. It is for you.

    Answer by momoftwins250 at 11:13 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Its for me, its most definitely not for them.


    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 11:14 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • It's for you/me, not for them. Plus, God only forgives forgivers.

    Answer by quietmo at 11:16 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Forgiveness is 100% for you. Forgiveness means letting go of anger and hate. If you don't forgive you are simply hanging on to those emotions, which causes damage to YOU, not to them, but to you... Letting go of these emotions then helps YOU...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:16 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I wouldn't know. I hold grudges. lol

    Answer by Inloveagain at 11:18 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Forgiveness is for you .....many times the offender doesn't even know you are offended.

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 11:25 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I believe it is for both of you. If the other person does not accept your apology then they lose out.

    Answer by miranda2011 at 11:37 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

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