Continuing on insights from Robert Bly, the reason(s) why forgiveness is the best course for life and living,
Each of us deserves to be forgiven, if only for our persistence in keeping our small boat afloat when so many have gone down in the storm.Forgiveness enables those wronged to be released from those who wronged them. It is possible (but not impossible) that the one that wronged will never seek forgiveness--let alone admit to their wrongdoing(s). It is within your own will or power that, when wronged, you forgive...such that their power is diminished, perhaps dead.
Only in forgiveness are you truly free; this said from one who struggles to forgive or be forgiven.