There’s a good chance someone close to you has let you down, or will do so in the future. Getting upset and holding a grudge probably isn’t the answer. Try forgiving instead!
Of course, that’s easier said than done. The common trend among people is that most of them want to forgive more than they actually do. In fact, 9/10 people agree that they should be more accepting of others’ mistakes. So why not do it? We tend to expect some sort of special treatment or believe that we are just too in the right to actually forgive the person who wronged us. However, this way of thinking just starts a toxic mentality that is hard to shake.
Besides the fact that forgiveness can help you move on from the negative situation, it can actually bring some health benefits, too! Being able to forgive more often will reduce stress and all the illnesses that come with it.
On the other hand, if you’re the one who’s in the wrong, apologizing can lift a heavy burden off your chest. Saying sorry is actually easier than most people make it out to be. Just be honest and admit your mistake. The rest is out of your control.
So if you’ve ever been wronged, don’t let your ego get in the way. Try to forgive, forget, and move on. After all, one day it may be you that needs forgiveness. Until then, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.2.2k