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Is It Easier To Forgive Or Forget?

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At some point in our lives, we have all struggled with the wrongs or perceived wrongs that others have done to us. And being unable to forgive someone is not without its costs. The emotional pain associated with such incidents can severely limit our ability to get on with our lives and plan for the future.

Yet it can be difficult to truly forgive. Our initial response may even be to seek revenge and to retaliate like for like. But according to recent psychological research, the better we are at controlling our thoughts and behaviour and not retaliating, the easier it is to forgive. Crucially, such control enables us to free ourselves of the pain and hurt that can imprison us in our past.

It really is easier to forgive and forget, according to a study which suggests forgiveness helps us suppress unwanted memories.

Forgiveness makes forgetting easier, according to a study which lends weight to the adage that it is best to do both.

Victims of a transgression are more likely to ignore the precise details of what happened if they have pardoned the mistake, psychologists found.

The abilities to overcome strong emotions against someone and to quash the memory of something we want to ignore are both linked to the same mechanisms in the brain.

Forgiveness may make it easier to intentionally forget unwanted memories, researchers said.

Forgive anyone that has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others. It is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger. It frees up and refills your power, heals your body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace, where you can persist despite what has happened to you.

Forgiving someone is easy, but being able to trust them again is a totally different story. However, you don’t have to rebuild a relationship with everyone you have forgiven.

Dr Saima Noreen of the University of St Andrews, who led the study, said: “It is well established learning to forgive others can have positive benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health.”

“The ability to forget upsetting memories may provide an effective coping strategy that enables people to move on with their lives.” She stated.

However, previous research has suggested that excusing people who have hurt us could boost our health, with experiments showing that those who let go of their anger are less likely to experience spikes in blood pressure.

You can always forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. Each heartbreak you go through whether it’s from your partner, friend or a family member, it’ll always teach you a lesson that you’ll never forget.

Forgiveness; it’s not because they deserve it; it’s because you do. Sometimes forgiveness is all about loving yourself enough to move on.

It is definitely easier to forgive than it is to forget.

Try forgiving people, but that doesn’t mean you accept their behavior or trust them. Try forgiving people; so you can let go and move on with your life.

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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Women of Saudi Arabia Played an Exceptional Role at at W20 Summit

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During the W20 Summit, women of Saudi Arabia played an exceptional role and the efforts they exerted in the fight against the virus have been praised by King Salman.

King Salman praised their role during a speech that he delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”

The king further spoke on the role of women in general and how they’re the source of any development and evolution of the society, he also added that empowered women are the ones who reform societies.

“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”

The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has helped dedicate a special attention to policies that relate to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.

 

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Amal Al-Moallimi Is Now the Second Female Ambassador to the Kingdom

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The Kingdom just appointed yet another woman for the position of an ambassador!

Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi has been appointed by Saudi Arabia as the ambassador to Norway, which makes her now the Kingdom’s second female ambassador after Princess Reema Bint Bandar.

Al-Moallimi took the oath of office among others in an online ceremony that was held on Tuesday, in the presence King Salman and in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Saudi’s second ambassador started her career as a teacher 20 years ago and got involved in the fields of education, training and social development.

She also served as general manager of international cooperation and organizations at the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) since 2019.

We’re eternally grateful for the constant pride that women of Saudi Arabia keep on giving us! We wish her the best of luck.

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Saudi Arabia Join Forces With Google to Launch Several Projects

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A number of Saudi ministries joined teams with tech giant Google to kick off several projects, with the vision of helping the economic strategy of the Kingdom.

According to Google, these initiatives will highlight the MENA region and the Kingdom, in an attempt to boost the economy of both, which have been greatly affected because of the coronavirus.

The program, named “Grow stronger with Google,” will include a comprehensive list of grants, digital tools and training opportunities, all of which will support the local businesses across the region.

In the Kingdom, Google will following sectors: retail, tourism and technology including Saudi Post, which will list 100,000 local entities on the company’s digital platform and train employees in online marketing.

“We are proud to partner with Google in this initiative to bring value to Saudi nationals, residents and local businesses, especially SMEs through bringing them together using the Google ‘My Business’ platform,” said President of the Saudi Post Anef Abanomi.

“Through this partnership we aim to list up to 100,000 businesses in the first phase in line with Saudi Post’s strategic transformation objectives to improve quality of life and help SMEs achieve their e-commerce and digitization goals,” he added.

Lino Cattaruzzi, managing director for Google in MENA, said in a press release: “During the pandemic, online tools have been a lifeline for many in Saudi Arabia. Making the most of the online opportunity can help Saudi people, businesses and communities and in the wider region bounce back stronger.” He said the program will equip businesses and individuals in the Kingdom with digital skills, especially in sectors that have been most affected by the pandemic, such as retail and tourism.

 

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