posted May 11th, 2016, 2:01 am

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July 18th, 2015, 6:23 pm



And then Annie goes and does something nearly everyone would find impossible to do. How can we forgive people for things they have yet to do? Because of empathy. We can see how a person will probably harm us, and know why they would do it, and forgive them for it in advance, even though it will hurt us. Because we know that in the same situation, we might have done the same thing.

The problem isn't saying we can forgive someone. It is actually being able to forgive them. If you can honestly do that, and they know that, then they may use their empathy and realize that they don't have to take that action. That the hurt they want to inflict won't be met with more hurt, so why inflict it to begin with?

It is complicated, I know. Should I ever die at the hands of a bigot, I forgive that person. Yes, I am dead now, and they did it out of hate. But I hope they can forgive themselves in time and come to know that they didn't have to do it to start with.

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May 15th, 2016, 1:08 am



Sounds kinda like the opening to Omerta...

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