Monday, January 12, 2009

Vengeance


Our first thoughts when we are hurt by others, is to strike back and or take revenge. We become engulfed with anger and the idea that vengeance can bring us peace. Vengeance can bring us peace? Does that make any sense? Maybe vengeance can bring us satisfaction? Does that make sense? Vengeance cannot bring us peace because wishing harm or ill will on another is a form of aggression and hate, which are both a direct contradiction to peace. So maybe vengeance can bring us satisfaction? Should we get our satisfaction from seeing another suffer. Will that create a healthy, positive attitude? What if they don’t suffer as much as you wanted them to? Will you then suffer more due to the lack of their suffering? It can get very complicated and confusing to be vengeful . In the long run, you create a world where your emotions are governed by that of others. It’s not to say that we won’t all at times feel the injustice of certain situations, but more to say that to restore justice we must take positive action. Not sit around waiting for ill willed negative reactions.
Before you act or better said react, think as to whether what you’re doing is a positive step to change your circumstances, or a negative step to try to negatively change those of another.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this quote.
“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself”

Alex said...

Here's a quoute I thought would be appropriate with Martin Luther King Day coming up.

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King

Anonymous said...

Alex, that was an excellent daily dumbbell. Loved it, your bigges fan Tia T

Alex said...

Tia T,
The most rewarding part about writing these blogs is hearing from those who read them. Thanks for commenting and for supporting my blog.

Mary L. said...

Here's my favorite quote about vengeance: "Revenge is a dish best served cold." I know... that's not the message in today's post, but I REALLY DO LOVE that quote! : )