To err is human; to forgive is always divineIt is so easy to preach, but very difficult to practice. If someone had a really nasty boss and had to manage for over a decade, it becomes terribly difficult for any human being to reserve the best of feelings for that person, howsoever changed he might have become after his possible retirement or even after quitting and joining another organization.
We, a group of six subordinates, at various levels had one such boss. I was one of the unfortunate six, who had to manage all the whims and fancies of the boss. Today, he is a reformed man and does talk kindly to everyone. There is a sincere attempt to almost apologize for his sins, though in subtle ways. As a group, we have decided to pardon him and have moved on. He realizes this day in and day out.
What we need to do with such people is to forget the past and take life in purely psychological terms. After all, we are not going to carry even a bit of dust when we are gone from this world. Life is too precious to talk only about the past. Well, each of us did learn quite a few skills and these have helped us to make money even after retirement. Two of us have retired, while the others are 45 plus and do have opportunities to learn in a slightly better environment now.
So, to err is human. To forgive, is always divine.