This is simply an alternative view of the decisions we make, why we make them, and what we can do to make better decisions, based on life experience and scholarly study.
It is my observance that the things that happen in our life are greatly influenced by the stories we hear, and the emotional impact stories had on us, which is why the very thing we vowed to not be like reflects on us. The value of forgiveness, then, has huge implications because it “frees” the emotions to explore avenues that are more pleasurable and aligned with what could be described as a greater purpose.
We must have values and cling to them. Values such as non violence, integrity, balance, growth, kindness, and service would universally benefit the evolution of the species.