Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

The Difference Between Redemption and Atonement

And why it is important.

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Redemption is a common trope in fiction. We talk of characters who did bad things who get “redemption arcs” and eventually come to be seen as better people through that redemption.

Unfortunately, redemption in the real world is much more complicated than spending a couple of episodes doing good things or making a…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.