People are very good at staying mad at someone who has offended them, wronged them or someone they know. The excuse of being “only human” seems more likely to be cliche than anything else, but I think that one of the greatest things a human being can learn is humility and forgiveness.
It’s hard to forgive and it’s hard to look past painful actions. I’m not claiming that I always forgive when I should by any means. Human beings are social creatures in nature, so we base everything on our relationships with others. But it takes a lot for a person to say hey, I know the situation is complicated, but let’s look past it and focus on the fact that we should still be kind to each other.
A friend of mine reacted this way toward me and it definitely tugged at my heartstrings. Rising above and finding forgiveness is a powerful thing – don’t forget it.