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Apologies Not Accepted: Exploring the Science Behind Why We Aren’t Designed to Forgive Easily

Apologies Not Accepted: Exploring the Science Behind Why We Aren’t Designed to Forgive Easily

"Apologies Not Accepted: Exploring the Science Behind Why We Aren't Designed to Forgive Easily" delves into the psychological and emotional dynamics of forgiveness and its natural resistance. Human instinct to nurse emotional wounds often outweighs the healing power of apologies. Primarily, apologies center on the offender's regret, sidelining the victim's ongoing emotional struggle. This reflects our cognitive and evolutionary tendencies that make forgiveness challenging.
Humans, from an evolutionary standpoint, are wired for revenge – a deterrent for potential harm. Thus, forgiveness, which implies vulnerability and risk of further hurt, contradicts our innate programming. Conversely, our capacity to hold grudges, despite appearing harmful, serves as a protective survival instinct. Thankfully, research has shown our cognitive ability can override this resistance. Actively fostering forgiveness, acknowledging others' humanity, and permitting healing can benefit our mental and physical health, relationships, and emotional wellbeing.

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