May 2, 2002
A wrong in your personal past can never be rectified in the present unless it is a long-term wrong. Quoted statements that are on the record will be rehashed in future when the principle that fueled the remark has been reconsidered. The act of retrospection gives one a reconsideration of oneself and a template to prevent it from happening again. Forgiveness is an act of recognition that has reoccurred in another's retrospection and rectification. An act of forgiveness is solely at the discretion of the wronged or one who feels the effect of the wrong on them, even without association.