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By Dave Winer on Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 10:12 AM.

A picture named rose.gifChris Gulker tells a story of Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa about forgiveness.  permalink

It's a big thing to forgive. It cleanses you of life's biggest burdens. It's how you move on without having to process every last unhappy detail of your life. permalink

I wrote a piece in 1995 about forgiveness that, in the spirit of curation, is worth linking back to and quoting. permalink

It goes like this... permalink

What if instead of greeting people with 'Hi how are you?' we said 'Hi I forgive you.' It would get routine. It would be impossible to carry guilt or a grudge, all you'd have to do is shake hands and you're absolved and have given absolution. I'm OK and so are you. permalink

How do you spell relief? 'Hi, I forgive you,' says Jeff. 'Thank you. And I forgive you,' says Judy. 'Thank you,' says Jeff. permalink

Check it out. I think there's something here. permalink

I forgive you! :-) permalink

Dave permalink

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