Can Someone Ever Truly Be Forgiven For a Bad Past?

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Can someone ever be truly forgiven for a bad past?

Everyone makes mistakes

Everyone fucks up

Everyone has their own demons to battle.

Unfortunately, some people have to pay for theirs a lot note than others do.

In movies, such as "American History X", "Dangerous Minds", even "Straight Outta Compton", and for fucks sake, "Zootopia", we are told stories of individuals overcoming their hate, past, or how others look at them, and being forgiven. But life's not a movie, and that's not real life.

As I stated before, people make mistakes. But is it fair for them to be constantly reminded and punished for them for the rest of their lives? Should they not be allowed to progress, learn from what they did and move on with their lives like every one else?

Take this for instance. I have a friend, who when he was 18, had sex with his 17 year old girlfriend four days before her 18th birthday. Her parents walked in on them, called the cops, pressed charges and bow he is a convicted sex offender, because even though her 18th birthday was a few days after this event took place, she was still considered a minor and he an adult. Now, because of the conviction, his life is pretty much fucked. Its near impossible for him to get a job, yet alone a date, for all someone needs to do is Google him and find out he is a sex offense, although to me, in this case, its really not that big of a deal. There are people who do much worse and are only given a slap on the wrist, while he has to pay for a very minor mistake for the rest of his life.

I as well have a checkered past, and when I was younger racked up quite a record for myself. While most if the things I did were minor offenses, people still find it hard to figure the things I did to them, and constantly remind me of it, making me relive the past and making it hard for me to move on from it.

Addiction is said to be hereditary. So should someone in their teens be ostricized and punished for their actions if they become an addict, if the hereditary theory is correct, even though its not really their fault? Should someone who has done wrong in the past not be allowed to move on from it and better themselves after they have done all they van to make amends and better themselves? How can they move past it if others can't?

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