Forgive and forget

There are times when “forgive and forget” is a nice concept, and times when I think it is a wise decision. I usually don’t find it particularly hard to forgive, however I struggle with the forget part sometimes. It is easier to forget some things than others. And I am not sure that it is always a wise thing to forget everything. When my vulnerability had been breached, I wonder if it is not a wiser decision to go ahead and forgive, but not to forget, so that I do not put myself in the same situation again. George Santayana did say, “Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it.” On the other hand, I really do not want to live my life expecting the worst from someone. People can and do change, so maybe it is a good thing to forget past grievances.  I really do struggle with this…what are your thoughts?

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