Holding grudgesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : I Wasn't Built to Get Up at this Time : One Thread
Are you a mean-hearted grudge holder, or a forgiving fool?
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2001
Mean-hearted grudge holder! mean hearted grudge holder! The best part is holding the grudge until no-one remembers that you hold it anymore and then get your revenge in spectacular over the top Grand Guignol "Whatever happened to Baby Jane" style! Watch out Mr Beer here I come!
-- Mr Rubery! (email@example.com), March 07, 2001.
Greetings: unless you forgive you cannot be forgiven. The angery man is more foolish then the forgiving man. For one day we all be judged by him who died for our sins. Jesus Christ who alone is will to forgive you!
-- Alex a follwer of Jesus (Jesusislife@Christianemail.com), March 07, 2001.
Definitely a forgiving fool. I'm almost exactly like you, tim, 'cept of course the fact that i'm a girl, and i live in the US. I just don't understand why people get mad. it causes so much drama that i don't want to have to deal with. I've never been mad at any of my friends for longer than like, a day. except for my ex-boyfriend who i don't even talk to anymore...but that's a whole nother story that i don't want to go into.
My motto is, "forgive and forget." There's no point in being mad at anyone because it'll just make your life harder to live. we're all going to die in the end, whether you like it or not, so don't worry about it and live your life to the fullest! :o)
-- Jessica (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2001.
In this regard alone, I'm a typical female. I forgive, but I don't forget. I push grudges to the back of my mind, until the person (or thing, she says, thinking about her computer) I hold them against does something terrible, and then they're back as evidence of their geenery.
-- Zed (email@example.com), March 08, 2001.
Ooh, I'm *exactly* like Zed! (In fact I think there's a thing about it on my writing site somewhere). I'll forgive and act as if it never happened, but it's still buzzing round the back of my head. Weird but true.
-- Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 2001.
I forgive. All the time. I've been told this is a Bad Thing.
Funny thing is, I still hold grudges from when I used to hold grudges... like, I don't like certain people, and I don't know why. Then I realize that it all goes back to when they were mean to me in fourth grade, or something.
I wrote an entry about this one time, I think.
-- Katie (email@example.com), March 09, 2001.
Oh, I am definitely a mean-hearted grudge holder but I'm really thinking about working on it. Jessica is right, we all die in the end, what's the point? Life is too short to be fighting all the time about things that simply aren't worth the stress. I myself am only eighteen and still have a lot to learn on this topic, but I'm glad that I'm beginning to come to the realization earlier on.
-- Sara (MSSmean@aol.com), December 07, 2001.