The Ethics of Non-forgiving


What is the ethics of forgiveness?

Forgiveness involves a recognition that we have value – that we did not deserve to be wronged, and the other person should not have wronged us. By forgiving, we assert our status in the moral community – our dignity.

Is forgiveness an ethical value?

Rather, when the requisite conditions are met, forgiveness is what a good person would seek because it expresses fundamental moral ideals. These include ideals of spiritual growth and renewal; truth-telling; mutual respectful address; responsibility and respect; reconciliation and peace.

What are the negative effects of not forgiving?

Failing to forgive, or unforgiveness, is the practice of engaging in ruminative thoughts of anger, vengeance, hate, and resentment that have unproductive outcomes for the ruminator, such as increased anxiety, depression, elevated blood pressure, vascular resistance, decreased immune response, and worse outcomes in

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