Vengeance...Is Vengeance really sweet?
May 20, 2010 4:03am CST
There is a saying that vengeance is sweet. That someone should get a taste of their own medicine. I think that it is justified to teach someone a lesson. Do you have any vengeful stories to share here with everyone? Do you think vengeance can be justified or should one just forgive and forget??
20 May 10
Many is the time that we have been told that this is the case. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to tell us that "Revenge is a dish best served cold!" Lord Byron in Don Juan says "Sweet is Revenge... especially to women." Going back as far as The Iliad, Homer says "It (revenge) is sweeter far than flowing honey." even Alfred Hitchcock said 'Revenge is sweet and not fattening' !! I read the 'revenge is sweet' idea as meaning that you do get a certain amount of satisfaction from the punishment you inflict on someone who has hurt you - right or wrong! Then though there is the school of thought that Mforgiveness is the best revenge. There are higher things that you can do with your life than to drift into thinking about how to make somebody payback for their wrongdoings. Why fight someone to show your strength or superiority? When people don't treat you well or have wrecked your life, forgive them, move on and take the next step to enhance your life. It gives you a peace of mind and shows your real strength and character. But even so, rightly or wrongly - so often revenge is VERY sweet!!!
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3 Jun 10
Revenge makes you feel good, to avenge yourself and let him/her have it. It has a 'natural high' the moment you're done getting even. I know the better option would be to just leave it all to the Lord, but the urge to get even is so powerful, especially if the hurt or pain or inconvenience that it caused is still fresh.