“I forgive people but that doesn’t mean I accept their behavior or trust them. I forgive them for me, so I can let go and move on with my life."
I saw this quote floating around and I thought it was really dumb. I've argued with my mother on this one about one of her sisters she disowned despite "forgiving" her for her behavior. To truly forgive someone, you have to mean it in your heart and that typically means you either think that person is actually sorry or the behavior wasn't a big deal and YOU over-reacted. When I read this quote, it's like a person saying that actually don't forgive a person, but want to make themselves feel better for no apparent reason at all. I'm a realist, so it's basically like a sad form of lying to yourself. You can't forgive someone and still hold a grudge.