As an empath, I believe in second chances. Life can be difficult at times and can cause people to act out of character.
No one is perfect.
I always try to find the good in people. This is why I believe in second and even third chances.
Encouraging someone to pursue growth and even helping them along the way is a privilege.
However, there is a downside.
When people are given second and third chances, do they really learn the lesson?
If you regularly forgive someone after crossing a boundary with you, you’re reinforcing that there are no consequences if they disrespect you. If they get away with murder, they’ll do it again.
With that being said, I do believe people can change and reform is possible. However, it’s human nature to take as much as you can get. The dilemma lies between forgiving someone or respecting yourself enough to walk away.
Do you find it easy to forgive people? Do you believe in second chances?
As always, looking forward to what you all have to say on this topic. It’s been on my mind for a while.
Link to E.L. Jayne’s poetry blog here.