On the average, do you think it is easier for people to forgive or to ask for forgiveness?
I think that both are a challenge. Asking for forgiveness requires a humility to admit wrongdoing. Forgiving also requires the humility to see that the offending person and you share a common humanity. Forgiving is a struggle to love those at whom you are angry or deeply disappointed and so this may be more challenging for many people than asking for forgiveness.