How to Give Up a Grudge from The Science of Happiness

From The Science of Happiness - What does it really take to forgive someone? And why should we do it? Our guest, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, tries a practice to let go of anger.
How to Give Up a Grudge
2020-11-12 03:00:00
What does it really take to forgive someone? And why should we do it? Our guest, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, tries a practice to let go of anger.

16 minutes, 17 seconds

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