YES Three rea­sons why you should al­ways for­give some­one

The Week - Junior - - The Big Debate -

1 Re­search shows that let­ting go of feel­ings of up­set and anger is ac­tu­ally good for your health.

2 For­give­ness and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion can be more ef­fec­tive than pun­ish­ment be­cause it might stop the wrong­doer from do­ing it again.

3 Choos­ing to get back at some­one, in­stead of for­giv­ing them, can lead to a de­struc­tive cy­cle of vi­o­lence – for­give­ness breaks the cy­cle.

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