The daily choice not to seek revenge but to treat offenders as persons of value. Replacing bitterness, resentment, and/or hatred with positive emotions (Empathy, Love). Forgiveness helps resolve conflict, reduces stress, prevents illness, and relaxes the mind.
Includes teamwork, friendship, citizenship, Social Responsibility, and religious participation. Identification with and obligation to the common good that is beyond selfishness. Involves expressing our interests as they apply to others and the community.
Tolerance is sympathy for beliefs or practices different than one’s own. Discernment is an ability to discriminate subtle differences between right and wrong. Insight is perceiving contributing and conflicting truths that enable good decision-making.