Why people seek revenge?
June 8, 2010 11:45pm CST
Revenge is an instinct people feel when there is anger and rage. Is it really necessary? What generally people want from revenge? I read an article saying that people generally want revenge to teach his aggressor and punish him, to restore dignity and honor, and etc. What is your view?
9 Jun 10
as you have said it is an instinctive act, meaning it already in our blood to feel it and wanting it, others can find rational action like seeking justice instead of revenge, others simply think revenge is what justice is. ever since, revenge is a huge part of shaping our history, you can find so many cases wherein revenge is the prime motive. even in the early times, if you read the bible during moses time it is normal to seek revenge, the popular an eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth attester to that, it was only in Jesus time that he completely denounced revenge as a useless action to take for a christian life. other religions still justify revenge as a permitted value especially if they believe that their religion is on target.
9 Jun 10
It is actually a defense mechanism. We seek revenge to ease us of our anger. But seeking revenge is not the solution to ease our anger. Revenge makes us low. We should not engage in that. Let us lift it all up to God and he will take care of your raging heart.
9 Jun 10
Sometimes when people are being ignored or treated bad they feel bad but they dont instantly tell other people bout it. When this feeling keeps on coming from time to time they feel the need to get even to whoever it is that is treating them badly.Thats when the feeling of revenge takes place, they want the person doing them bad to feel the same way that they are feeling as well. In this process they just want to feel the satisfaction of seeing the other person being humiliated or suffering because of their own doing. Yes basically is it wrong but for someone whose being treated bad for a long time its more like justice long overdued.
9 Jun 10
The first thing that usually comes to our minds is seek revenge, but that is not God's way. We need to really think through things before we jump and respond to what we want to do. We think it will make us feel better, but it never does. WE only end up feeling guilty if we move in haste. Sometimes if we give ourselves time to "cool off" and let the other person do the same it is best. While the cool off period is going on, pray and ask God for help. He is there and he will surely take care of things. He never makes a mistake, but we sure do. Maybe then, we can go to the person and talk sensibly and both parties come to an agreement and be friends. Sometimes, when things like this happen, we end up making a best friend out of that person. It has happened to me like that. Ask WWJD What would Jesus do? And think before you act. cricket 10
9 Jun 10
i think it is self-gratification that makes people want to seek revenge. Little do they know that if they do seek revenge (or justice in their own terms), things still wont be the same anymore. Hard as it is, we just have to move on.
10 Jun 10
Revenge is an act hatch from the feeling of anger and dissatisfied. He/she needs an outlet to those feeling and want someone to pay for the cause of it. It doesn't mean he/she will punish the aggressor, sometimes it just unrelated person. Some revenge may bring satisfaction and some will only cause you to be even more guilty and hurt. The only way to stop revenge is forgiveness and it's very hard to do.