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Ignorance is Innocence

There are many conceptual, interpretive, philosophical paths to forgiveness. Here’s one that might have not occurred to you yet. I consider this one a kind of axiom of forgiveness:

“Ignorance is innocence and innocence is ignorance.”

Give this some thought. See what this idea does for you.

Ignorance is Innocence

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2014). Ignorance is Innocence. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 19, 2020, from


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