Movie Review: Forgiveness And Compassion

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This movie was an extremely powerful movie. I am glad we watched it in class. It got me thinking about how I feel about forgiveness and compassion. One idea that I liked that was mentioned during the movie was one religion (I’m still not sure which one it is) has an idea of “40 days of grief”: if you cannot fully grieve the loss of a person after 40 days, you are impeding their soul’s journey to the next life. It is a very interesting idea, and will make me think after I have experienced a loss in my life.
Compassion to me is a deep feeling of sorrow, yet sympathy. Compassion is also the want to help. How do I express compassion in my life? I am always kind to every person I meet because you never know what is going on in their life and what
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Absolutely. In some instances, it may be difficult to be compassionate if there is still anger, but I believe you can still be compassionate despite anger. If the wound is still fresh, so to speak, then anger may be an appropriate emotion. However, to forgive someone, you must get rid of the anger. Forgiveness lets you forgive the other person and let go of the anger. Forgiveness reminds you that the anger, the memory, and the pain does not control you. Your pain may shape you, but it certainly does not control you. Forgiveness lets you grow as a person, and oversee your own happiness. You cannot be a victim forever; At some point, you must be responsible for your own …show more content…
I believe so, yes. I believe that all life has value and worth because we are here, living and breathing. Also, the fact that humans are sentient beings is another reason that we all have inherent worth. A life without feelings would be meaningless; We, as humans, can feel deeper than any being on the planet. The obvious exceptions are sociopaths, but at the same time, they are still living and breathing people. Maybe there are steps they can take to feel some emotions, even if it just remorse. I believe every person can choose to be good at one point in their life; whether they choose to or not, it does not make their life any less valuable. Will everyone choose good in their life and give something back to society? No, that is unrealistic; Not every means has to have an end. The capability of choice gives us value.
If you do believe this, then can you separate a person’s offence or hurtful actions from the person they truly are? If not, why not? This is a hard question that I’m not sure on the answer to. I believe humans have worth, and I think you can separate a person’s actions from the person they truly are. Perhaps the actions at the time were not from the person they truly

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