apologies and forgiveness
it has occurred to me recently that i don’t really understand these two things fully. my next thought after realizing that was to consider that we teach these concepts to young children, but i’m not sure children are really very capable of understanding what it means to apologize or to forgive. part of this is because at that age, most kids don’t have anything major enough in their lives to have to face apologies or forgiveness in a very meaningful manner. so my question to you, my dear reader, is this: how do we teach kids that apologies and forgiveness are more than just something you say after you do something that somebody else is upset about?