Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Resentment and Health

Did you know that forgiveness is now taking its place as an important issue in healthcare? Forgiveness research is relatively new, but it has grown exponentially over the past decade. The studies have shown that there is not just a psychology underlying forgiveness but a physiology as well. Forgiveness is good for one’s health. A society that cannot forgive loses its heart; a civilization devoid of forgiveness may eventually cease to exist. Studies have found that when giving the gift of forgiveness, altruistic motives hold greater benefits than do self-interested motives. And on the other hand, the opposite of forgiveness, resentment, is not good for one’s health.

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