It takes a spiritual practice with moral consequences in order to forgive those who are not sorry for how they have offended us. A commitment to nonretaliation is necessary. Even though we may feel healthy anger about the mistreatment we must let go of the blame and the need to punish. This prevents harm to the soul of the retaliator. As Socrates wrote: "It is better to suffer an injustice than to commit one." It is our soul that is damaged by revenge.
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