Friday, December 5, 2008
The burning of hatred eats away inside of you, so as hard as it seems Elie needs to forgive the Nazis, the ones who killed like there was no need for any prisoners to live. Without forgiving others you hold on to the past, the guilt of not finding a solution to end the past. You are holding on to the whole past, the anger, the pain, the suffering, you are completely living in that past, making yourself have no future. Forgiving the ones who caused so much hurt, pain, sorrow, and suffering is hard to do. You have to be the one to relieve yourself from everything so you can live your life the way you want it. You must never let go of yourself. Keep the memories, even the painful ones, forgiving the Nazis from the pain and sorrow won’t solve every painful memory, but you can keep those as motivation or you can choose to forget the bad ones and not look back. Forgiving others is one of the hardest challenges that you will face, choosing to face the pain and not let the past from hell keep you from living your life is the greatest challenge of all.