Is Revenge satisfying?

Trinidad And Tobago
May 5, 2011 10:08pm CST
I am not sure that it is. Sometimes someone does something bad to me and I might think for a moment that if something bad happens to them I would be happy. The truth is that I would say no it does not because sometimes things don't exactly their way and instead of joy I feel concern. I think that the only true way to get over a bad situation is to live through it and with time it becomes less painful. You do not forget but it is less painful.
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@CarlHalling (3630)
• United Kingdom
7 May 11
I guess it depends on the person. Personally, I don't believe in it as a Christian; and I believe we should forgive those who wrong us. I think revenge is often deceptive: people think they want it, but when (if) they get it, it leaves them unsatisfied.
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 May 11
i know what you mean it all seem so sad really. Somebody does something bad to you and really it should not be and then you want to return the favour. You can get so caught up in the hating you forget who you are.
• United Kingdom
11 May 11
That's true.
@chiwasaki (4683)
• Philippines
7 May 11
If revenge is the only way to ease your pain, might as well do it. But for me, there are scenarios where I want to plan a perfect revenge, however, in the end, I always end up forgiving the person though they're not asking for forgiveness. Anyway, we will be judge on how we treat other people.
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 May 11
So true I always remind myself to judge myself according to the things I hold true and not according to the things done to me. Honest to God it is difficult and anyone who seeks revenge but starts off being innocent should be forgiven because it is a difficult thing to forget.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
29 Jun 11
personally I find that it is satisfying, in terms that it teaches them a lesson but then again revenge is not always necessary because whatever it is we send out will come back to us anyway. the wheel of karma never stops spinning. means they will get back what they send out eventually, even if we don't avenge them so I would leave it to the person who is hurt, whether he/she feels it worth it to just let go, or take revenge in their own hands
@wolfwise (100)
• Philippines
7 May 11
Hello Rose, I actually agree in your perspective, but sometimes their are times that forgiveness is the key. Forgiveness let's you resolve the hard feelings that you felt about that person and it enhances your emotional development. Though there are times when I myself want to get back at a person I first try to forgive and understand why he did those bad things. Understanding too is one of the keys to forgiveness and I hope that my comment helps.
@much2say (32012)
• United States
6 May 11
I must be terrible. I love revenge - ha ha. Well, I take revenge in an anonymous way . . . no one can truly prove that I took revenge. No, I don't take revenge in the form of physical pain - I won't kill or hurt someone physically. But I will get them in other ways. Ok, two wrongs don't make a right, but I do get some satisfaction out of silent revenge.
@Moesha99 (38)
• Barbados
6 May 11
Revenge is not always satisfying. In an effort to hurt others you often hurt yourself.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
6 May 11
There is something very tricky about revenge and it is this. It can seem to be what you want, but really is it going to put you at peace? A lot of the time, the answer is going to be a resounding no. The fact is that you really might seem that you want revenge. However, what we want and what is going to help us is going to really not be in our best interests. Revenge is rather high up the list and it is something that we desire, but it never really does. Plus there is the cycle of revenge. You gain revenge for a slight, and then someone decides to gain revenge on your revenge. Then you gain revenge on their revenge on your revenge. Then everything becomes a rather muddled mess and everyone is just at each others throats, with petty squabbling and insanity. That is the nature of the world, everyone feels like something should be a certain way but it really is what it should be. Therefore don't get too caught up in the cycle of revenge.
• United States
6 May 11
Id say it is, I love getting revenge on people that have done something bad to me. But if its simple as just beating someone up for revenge then its not that satisfying i like to think of plans to hurt that person without laying a finger on them, And i like to put fear into them by telling them you dont know when ill strike could be today tomorrow next week or next year, that way theyll always think about it and be scared. But you have to do something to really piss me of inoder for me to want to get revenge on you lol.
@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
6 May 11
Revenge is not the way to satisfied us. I have an experiance that someone have done bad to me. I feel of taking revenge but in the same time I felt that it will makes thing worse. So I just act like usual until now. Well, everything happen have a reason. Because of her behaviour and because of her bad mouth, everybody hate her.
• India
6 May 11
yes its true that nothing is there in taking revenge because when you do something as taking revenge than that may not be successful because any work with wrong intention is not fruitful so its better to accept it and move forward with some positive energy. i agree that it is difficult to accept it and we think that if we leave this here than we will be called as fool in front of him. we will have no image in our society and he will be more happy by doing this. these are the natural feelings which mainly occur but still if we try to avoid it than we may be more satisfied than earlier so its better to avoid and feel happy by doing such things.
@sashakiddo (1104)
• United States
6 May 11
I think you're right because I use to try to get revenge but it was never completely satisfying. Maybe it was better than how I felt beforehand, but there was still a part of me that would be angry. One time I wrecked my boyfriend's car because I couldn't get over something stupid that he had done. I watched him react to it, but it wasn't really satisfying because he didn't act angry. I knew inside he was angry, but to see him act above it was annoying.
• Canada
6 May 11
I agree with your reasoning. I also feel this fleeting desire for revenge at times, but it isn't worth it. Why stoop down to their level? ...don't forget about karma :)