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Exchange Exemplar: How To Make Holding A Grudge A Positive Thing


We're often warned, from our parents on forward, not to hold grudges against other people. It can diminish you, make you resentful, you know?

Sophie Hannah calls "nuh uh" on that. The prolific crime novelist finds virtue in harboring at least a little resentment, and she demonstrates in her non-fiction book How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment—The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life.

In her telling, grudges can be good motivators. We get the lesson from this interview from 2019.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.