True forgetfulness can only happen once one has truly forgiven.
Rarely possible, even though we try to block out memories.
But if you can't forget...have you really truly forgiven?
It is just my opinion, but.....
Even forgivable offenses can leave scars. Those scars are to remind us to not let such offenses happen, again.
If forgiven, reminders to the offender are not fair.
I have a scar on my inner ankle from a motorcycle exhaust pipe. No socks that day.
I certainly don't look at it each time i get on my bike. But i know not to let it happen, again.
Sometimes just embarassing. Ha!
Just curious: you think a person should never forget?
Unless it dementia of some sort, no. You can forgive people but that doesn't mean you trust someone who has a history of misdeeds.
If you can't forget...you can never really forgive. If you can't forget...then maybe it's better not to forgive.
I just disagree.
Interesting question. I used to be an extremely forgiving person now, not so much. As for forgetting...that is more of a challenge for me.
All these things are human abilities. Forgiveness is the one that takes the most effort and compassion. Forgetting is another form of error. But it can be very useful.
Does that mean if I truly forgive someone, all the stuff I keep trying to remember will be forgotten forever?
To err is human, but to really screw things up you need a computer.
To forget is .. impossible.