Forgiveness Research Paper

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Definition Essay
Forgiveness by the World English Dictionary is the “act of forgiving; state of being forgiven, disposition or willingness to forgive”. But what does it really mean? That is my question. Is being able to forgive and not forget the same thing? In my life, I have found that true forgiveness is a quality that separates us from other species and it is what makes us human. In order to truly and sincerely forgive, one must, aside from saying they have forgiven the person, let it go and not hold a grudge against that person. Just, as Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." I believe that holds to be true.
Only a humble human being can attain the quality to completely
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Once I understood that concept, I picked up the phone and called the people who cause me pain. I told them that I forgave them for all the suffering caused by their actions and that I knew that they did not mean to cause any pain. I have learned that in order to create and achieved a better life, you have to let go of the past.
Forgiveness in not only an act of being, it requires you to understand and let go of some pride. We are always thought to be strong in order to not been taken advantage off, but forgiving or asking for forgiveness does not make you any less strong. I will tell you it only free you from all chains tying you down. Forgiveness allows you to grow and not carry so many baggages in your life. George Herbert wisely stated, “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” It would take many attempts, but only you decide if you are going to break the bridge or make it stronger.
I took the initiative to make myself stronger and forgive those people who caused me pain. My point of view is that in order to achieve all you can be in life, you have to let go of you past. Hopefully in the future I am able to master