I have heard that self-forgiveness is impossible because you cannot be your own judge and be the defendant at the same time. What do you think?
Self-forgiveness does not take place in a court of law, but within the human heart. We judge our own behavior all the time: Was that the right decision? Was I overly harsh with my friend? When people reason that they have broken their own standard, then they can forgive themselves.
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