We cannot move our lives forward with the excess baggage of hurt and anger weighing us down.
Some of us are still mad at old lovers, former teachers, and folks from secondary school or University who did us wrong. When we have painful memories from hurting experiences, we may feel justified in holding on to the resentment. But resentment is corrosive. It does not affect the person we feel anger toward, it destroys the host!
The happiness we find in life is dependent primarily on our attitudes and our thoughts. If we consistently harbor negative ones, our happiness will be minimal or fleeting. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance always to remember that whatever we keep in our minds affects us deeply.
If we hold on to feelings of jealousy or resentment, not only are we the cause of our suffering but we essentially are suffering needlessly, and rarely do the thoughts of resentment and anger we harbor within have any effect at all on the individuals with whom we are resentful or angry at even if we fool ourselves into thinking they do.