If someone hasn’t harmed me directly, can I still forgive this person? As an illustration, one of my fellow employees was intentionally injured by our boss. Can I forgive the person who mistreated the co-worker whom I respect for his integrity and tenacity?
You speak of what some philosophers refer to as secondary forgiveness. Put another way, you have suffered by someone else’s wrongdoing toward a significant other and not toward you personally. You can forgive if something unfair happens to others and then this causes you pain. This can even happen if you are injured even though […]Continue Reading