I had a lesson recently that made us forgive someone who we thought was unforgivable.
My mind went straight to Hitler.
After deeply thinking about it, all I could come up with is that he truly believed he was doing the right thing. I could only forgive him for really not knowing what he was doing.
I am not "religious" in the traditional sense, but Jesus came to mind with "forgive them father, they know not what they do"
In the heat of the moment, I would hope that I would be able to respond consciously and not react. Be able to see with clarity the situation.
I also think back to an experiment I heard about (I can't recall the exact name/details) but basically an actor dressed up as a white coat official was able to persuade participants to inflict perceived pain onto another when they got answers to questions wrong.
Even though they became concerned, they were urged to keep going with the experiment.
Only a small few refused to.
Your words here are a powerful reminder how easily human's can be prone to become "blind" in the moment.
Thank you for writing.
Thank you for being you.