The Golden Rule, Easier Said Than Done

I believe in forgive and forget but sometimes, for me, it’s easier said than done. I try to be real with myself while forgiving as completely as possible.

Do you hold grudges or do you believe in forgive and forget?

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I need to forgive and forget more. Sometimes I get tempted to bring up past wrongs. In fact, it becomes a part of my sense of humor which I know is not right. I’d like to be the kid of person that just lets go of things when they are over. I’m getting there. There is a lot of wisdom in the golden rule. You should treat others the way you would want to be treated. That’s a good slogan to remember every morning.

It takes inner strength to forgive. If you keep bringing up the offense years later, you really haven’t forgiven. There is an insecure pleasure in joking about when others hurt you. I would recommend trying not to do that. Believe me, I am talking from personal experience here that I am not proud of. Hopefully in time I can be the forgiving person I aim to be. I’ll be honest there are some things it seems I still can’t let go but I know that does me no good hanging on. Staying mad at someone isn’t healthy, especially when they have apologized and moved on. After all, I hope people will forgive me when I mess up right? I want to live, as much as humanly possible, by the golden rule.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.