1. the act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
2. something done in vengeance.
3. the desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
4. an opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.
We’ve all been there. Every one of us have been wronged and the thought crossed our mind…Some of us have even acted on it…
It’s everywhere in pop culture. There are countless Lifetime movies that base their entire premise on it.
Revenge. Vengeance. Wanting to wrong the person who wronged you.
The truth is, we are all capable of it. This is not an argument on whether or not we are inherently good or evil. Even the good person has it in him/her to seek revenge.
Let’s face it. If you care enough to seek revenge, that means the person was close enough to you to hurt you. More than likely, they let you in enough to give you ammunition for that cold revenge. Sometimes all it takes is a word or a sentence and the damage is done. The pain we cause them feels justified.
“Why should I be the better person? I was hurt…I can hurt them.”
That’s true. You CAN hurt them…It’s never a question of whether or not you can hurt them because even the person with the “You can’t get under my skin” attitude has a weak spot. It’s human nature.
The question is…Should you seek revenge? Will it make you feel better for more than fleeting moment?
Revenge is easy. I’ve plotted it in my mind for a few people…But when the time comes…I never carry out the plan. I’m not a good person. I just don’t like to take the easy way out…Because that’s the coward’s way.
Next time you think about revenge…and you feel that it’s justified because you’ve been hurt beyond words…just remember that seeking revenge won’t heal your wounds. If anything, you’ll reopen them if you sink to the level of the person who hurt you in the first place.
What’s your take on revenge? Is it worth it?
What’s your favorite movie that has an underlying theme of vengeance/revenge?