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Forbidden Knowledge of Forgiveness

Forgiveness requires forbidden knowledge about human nature, an understanding of the hard-to-grasp fact that we are all “motivationally innocent,” we all “mean well” from our own point-of-view. This curious truth is the “inside narrative” that is always eclipsed by our own “inside narrative.” And each act of forgiveness deepens this paradoxical knowledge until you pre-forgive all that you are yet to witness and suffer from.
See Melville’s Billy Budd or Camus’ Stranger for reference.
Forbidden Knowledge of Forgiveness



APA Reference
Somov, P. (2018). Forbidden Knowledge of Forgiveness. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 16, 2019, from


Last updated: 2 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Apr 2018
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