Revenge

Humanist Thought of the Week: 4 8 2008

Revenge

Revenge isn’t sweet.

When you feel you have been wronged, it is very easy to consider taking revenge.

The problem is that seeking revenge usually causes a lot more problems then it solves.

Revenge, by definition, is destructive, not constructive.

Humanists want to solve our problems constructively.

So we tend to view revenge not just as a huge waste of time but as actually counterproductive.

It’s ok to feel the feelings.

Just don’t feel like you have to act on them.

The best revenge is to live well.


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