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    No.

    I know the spiel a counsellor or psych would give about forgiveness helping you to deal but nope.
    I've zero tolerance for this sh1te.

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    I hadn't thought of it in the way that forgiveness may make the victims parents feel better. I'm still not sure I could forgive. Maybe they feel like they can right now but are still in shock and may feel different later.

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    I'd like to add here that the driver is yet to be charged and news articles say that he was under the influence of alcohol but none (that I have read) have said he was over the limit. I will hold judgment until further information is known.

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    I saw this on the news. I couldn't forgive. But whatever helps the family try to move forward I guess.. I just don't think it would help me. I would probably want the driver to suffer terribly actually. That's me being very honest.

    Just so sad. What a stupid mistake that driver made.

    RIP to the poor boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    I saw this on the news. I couldn't forgive. But whatever helps the family try to move forward I guess.. I just don't think it would help me. I would probably want the driver to suffer terribly actually. That's me being very honest.

    Just so sad. What a stupid mistake that driver made.

    RIP to the poor boy
    Yes agree. If he was found to be over the limit I would probably attempt to reign hell down for the rest of his life, even if it was ruining mine by doing so. I would love to say I wouldn't let the hate consume me, but I'm pretty sure it would

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooch View Post
    I wish I could say I could forgive.
    Not because it's ok to be a drunk driver and run over my child, but because I'd hate to be eaten up with hatred for the rest of my life.
    But I'm not sure i could do it.
    Exactly this.

    Poor sweet little boy

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    I often see that people have said immediately that they forgive the person. I wonder if it is a part of the grieving process, the shock of it all, etc - and maybe in the long-term, they might not feel so forgiving, IYKWIM. I think I might eventually be able to forgive, but not for a long long time, and it wouldn't come easily.

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    I don't think I could. I see an accident as someone reversing in the driveway and not seeing a child. Getting in your car drunk? You're a selfish a$$hole.

    But at the same time I can see why someone would forgive... If might help with the grieving process? I don't know so devastating.

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    It's hard to say as I have never had a situation even close to this level of tragedy in my life (touch wood). When someone does me wrong, I just feel like I get over it after a period of time, but I'm not sure whether I forgive them. If someone took away my child, especially a stranger who I had no connection with previously, I don't think I could forgive them.

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    I would forgive, absolutely.
    I couldn't waste the rest of my life holding on to all that negativity.

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