Forgiveness Essays

Forgive and Forget

A wise woman and her young disciple were walking down the street. Suddenly, out of nowhere, an angry man in a carriage drove haphazardly by the two, insensitively pushing the woman out of his way. She landed in a ditch filled with muddy water. The woman yelled after the man in the carriage, “May you have everything you want!” The disciple, surprised by the wise woman’s response, said: “I’m confused. Why did you say that to a man with such…

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Learn How to Forgive and Ability to Forgiveness

Learning how to forgive- forgiveness is—and is not—and provides an exercise to help you learn how to forgive. It may come as a surprise that forgiving is a skill you can hone, and that granting forgiveness may actually do more for you than the person you forgive. Harvard Women’s Health Watch discusses the following five positive health effects of forgiving that have been scientifically studied: Reduced stress. Researchers found that mentally nursing a grudge puts your body through the same…

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Forgiveness Is the Sweetest Revenge

Forgiveness is releasing the energy that was once used by concealing resentments, and tending unresolved issues by putting it to a more beneficial use. No one can earn forgiveness; it is something that is given freely, it is a choice. I believe the word “freedom” is the perfect synonym for forgiveness. There is a lack of restrictions, there is independence, and there is liberty in forgiveness. I titled this paper Forgiveness is the Sweetest Revenge because revenge is the settling…

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Philosophy Final

Throughout the semester, our class has read a great variety of pieces of literature. With each reading, came a flurry of thoughts and discussions. These questions are what help us to become better philosophers. Someone who is on a quest to become a good philosopher must always think critically about all arguments and follow a logical conclusion to wherever it may lead. With Oedipus and “Forgiven”, I was able to dig deep into the meanings of the readings and come…

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Tuesdays with Morrie

As Morrie Schwartz faces his terminal disease, ALS, he inspires Mitch Albom with his many aphorisms and life lessons. In tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie is the teacher, Mitch is the student, Morrie’s home is the classroom, and the lesson is life. As the modern transcendentalist, Morrie teaches Mitch about life, every Tuesday. They discuss a plethora of topics, including death, marriage, and forgiveness. The day you realize we are going to die, is the day you change the way you…

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