What is a good definition of self-forgiveness and how does it differ from forgiving another person?
Self-forgiveness occurs when people, upon rational reflection, realize that they have broken their own moral standards. They then decide and try to rid themselves of resentment toward the self and to offer love once again to the self, seeing the self’s worth. Self-forgiving differs from forgiving others in this: When people break their own standards they often offend other people in that action. Thus, as people self-forgive, then they need to go to those others who were offended and seek forgiveness from them.
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