Tuesday, 24 Jul 12
Is there too much pressure on people to forgive?
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The ability to forgive people who have hurt or betrayed us is often seen as something to aspire to; a necessary step to healing and moving on.
But some believe there is too much pressure on people to forgive. One expert is championing a so-called “healthy unforgiveness” instead.
This week, Insight asks whether it’s always possible (and desirable) to ‘forgive and forget’, whether an apology makes a difference, and whether forgiving yourself is sometimes the hardest challenge of all.
From a reckless decision that's affected two mates forever, to adultery, murder, and an injustice by a government policy – Insight brings together a group of Australians with extraordinary experiences and hears why they can or can't forgive.
Producer: Jane Worthington
Associate Producer: Kym Middleton
Meet the Guests
Karen and John Lang
Mark Walsham and Theo Joos
Reverend Professor James Haire