Forgiveness is a transaction of anticipations. What’s happening in “I forgive you”? It’s a highly compressed statement with multiple senses. Financial context: “I forgive you” means “You no longer have to repay your debt to me”. I am relieving you of your debt. Socially: “I forgive you” is: I no longer have the desire or power to punish you. That comes from royalty and court systems. The king provides pardon. The king forgives you. You will not be (further) punished.

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Hell 01070407n is semantically closest to The mind 02n Oaths 02080701n is semantically closest to Society 03n I love the classification used by the “Historic Thesaurus” as it is based upon semantic similarity. I’m analyzing it (using Excel of course) to find which categories are FURTHEST AWAY from their PARENT category and CLOSEST TO the next PARENT category.

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I followed the charts once. I’m 6′ “large frame / big bone” but basically, muscular. Charts said I should be 180 lb. So, over 9 months once, I got myself from 240 to 190. Body fat got down to 3%, according to whatever that BMI scale said.. I was cold, sickly, uncomfortable, kept trying to push it. But I wanted 180. After a week of misery, I decided to let my body decide while continuing to work out. 205-210 was my “natural lowest” that I could sustain for a while with extreme diet without feeling miserable. But that was still unnaturally low. Now? I’m sure my BMI’s too high. I keep the muscle with protein but stopped working out long ago. If I did it again, I’d go to 220 and stop and wouldn’t even push for 210, nevermind 180. Every body’s different. My point’s just – find your own way with that, pay attention to what your body’s telling you.

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