I strongly disagree, and proffer that people that make other people earn their sympathy or forgiveness don’t really understand either.
I’m not talking about Penny or her subjects. Penny seems like a lovely sympathetic and forgiving person. I wouldn’t describe her as unsympathetic or unforgiving and frame that as a “quality” which was my point. Lacking those things are markers of serious psychological disorders.
To be honest I don’t think I’d have done as well as she managed to do, even thinking about it has me at my limit. She’s a saint for not sinking the whole ship and sailing off on a lifeboat. lol.