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Ever make a mistake? I have. Several, in fact.
I’ve made some poor choices and said some things I probably shouldn’t have. I’d imagine you’re the same way.
If a person realizes that they made a mistake, perhaps seriously offended or even hurt someone deeply and asks forgiveness, where do we draw the line between forgivable and unforgivable?
Obviously, there are some personal guidelines you have, but let’s look from a broader perspective
I’m going to use a very visible illustration for this argument. Ever hear of Psy? You know, this guy? Love him or hate him because of Gangnam Style, Psy’s been very active on the K-pop scene churning out album after album.
However, as you may have heard he put out a song chastising the American military.
This caused an immediate uproar, as you can imagine. Fast forward to today. It turns out that there is no consensus on the actual translation of this song. While it may be passionate towards anti-American military action, there’s no group that agrees on an exact translation.
For those Psy upset due to this song performed in 2004 (yes, almost nine years ago), he explained to CNN that, the song was, “part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at that time.”
He also apologized to anyone he hurt.
Okay, so Psy put out a song when he was in his mid-20s. It’s controversial, but his sentiment’s understandable. Regardless, not only did he apologize, he acknowledged the sacrifices made by American military members worldwide.
Fair enough. Dude made a mistake, let bygones be bygones, right? I’m no religious scholar by any means, but I do recall the basic tenants of Christianity being really heavy on the whole “forgiveness” thing.
Some choice quotes from people responding to these lyrics and Psy’s apology:
What a disgusting, heartless, no talent waste of life. His music should only be played as a means of torture. God bless the USA!
I like that one because Psy’s freedom of expression is being attacked, something Americans (and myself) hold very dearly.
why this guy is not on the no fly list is beyond me
One of several things, I’m sure.
Because you know Koreans are such a peaceful people, and Asians as a whole despise torture and war. Except the japanese in WW2, The Chinese Communists all through the last century and oh yeah- Genghis Kahn.
Oh for the love of…
As you might’ve guessed, by this point, my faith in humanity was beginning to erode a bit more when…
i agree. apology accepted.
we can be the bigger people no pun intended and accept his apology.
Dawwwww, you guys.
I have a personal challenge for you. Yes you.
If you hold any grudges, reevaluate them and why you hold them. If said person(s) had the opportunity to apologize to you (or have and you wouldn’t listen), would you forgive them? I realize there are really scummy people out there, so no, I don’t expect everyone to say “yes” to that.
Maybe you can find more peace and less stress via this exercise. We’ve got enough things to worry about…