Scientists have named the reasons why people forgive really

When a person has been betrayed or disappointed by someone, at first he even thought does not allow that to give this man another chance. However, the chances of remission are great, and it is possible not only because of the generosity or weakness of character of the person, and quite justified, though not always perceived benefit.

Despite the fact that many have been taught since childhood to forgive, to give someone the opportunity to compensate for past wrongs, not everyone is able to do this. However, forgiveness is the basis of human relations, according to an international team of scientists that conducted the study.

The findings published in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology. In the international study involved 45 000 participants from three dozen countries. Among other things, recorded the cultural differences with regards to forgiveness.It turned out that where cultivated forgiveness as a virtue, people are more likely to have this trait.

Scientists also point out that people tend to view forgiveness in the context of the situation. For example, a man pushed another to the leg, but it was not a premeditated act, and therefore, when he apologizes, it's accepted, and the victim is not trying to strike back. Forgiveness also has a wider intergroup context.

As the researchers write, it is an important element in closing the loop on the fixing and memorizing of hard feelings and conflict situations. In other words, it is the forgiveness can lead to reconciliation. Forgiveness also depends on the characteristics of the individual and is important in maintaining harmony.

In fact, the forgiveness, and the associated desire to give a second chance is always due to the benefits. In a society where forgiveness stands high in the hierarchy of values, a random encounter with a stranger on the street will not lead to abuse or physical assault for each best effects will be exactly civilized behavior.

Forgiveness is also one of the factors of subjective well-being. Most people feel happier, if you have forgiven someone. According to a study of generosity pays off emotional benefit. Another reason for forgiveness is the understanding that people can change. They can learn from their mistakes, and when they are given a second chance, they behave differently.

It is practical and saves emotional energy, as by ceasing interaction with the offender, will have to start a new relationship with someone new, but this does not preclude the recurrence of such a situation.

After the anger subsides, people have a greater understanding of the nuances of relationships, their value, able to draw certain conclusions and thus valuable for them to return, because they deserve forgiveness and a second chance.

When people receive forgiveness, they are grateful, and this affects their behavior toward the one who forgave them.


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In this case, both will feel better because the act of forgiveness that gave them the opportunity to try again.

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Author: Tatiana Filinger




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