No matter what has happened to us, we each have the free will to choose how to respond. Joshua Prager chose to respond to having his neck broken in a car accident at age 19 by continuing to embrace life.
While some people will never offer or accept amends, it appears that others are able with time to forgive. But why is that? Is there a fundamental psychological difference between those who accept reparations readily -- or even seek them out -- and those who do not?