We learn the taste of revenge at a very young age, even in our infancy.
As children, we see how the world around us functions, and, studying the behavior of the people around us, we discover that revenge is one of the world’s essential cogs.
When we want something and that something takes its sweet time coming our way, we try to force it into our lives by getting upset and letting the people responsible for that something know that we’re mad.
That way, we sort of punish them for not giving us what we need, when we need it. That feeling, projected onto someone, makes them feel guilty that we’re mad, they feel responsible and they give us what we need.
It works so well, that we change our personality from a very young age, to accommodate this mechanism.
One thing though: it’s a faulty mechanism.
The anger resulted in the manifestation of revenge affects only ourselves. It puts us in a negative vibration, which, in time, will manifest as an illness if we use revenge and anger often.
It’s reciprocal if you will, because what we do comes back to us, maybe in another form, but always as the same feeling.
We do positive things, we receive positive things. We do negative things, we receive negative things.
I learned that from my own experiences, and I can vouch that’s how stuff works.
That’s why, when we feel we want to use revenge as a tool to getting what we want, we should stop for a minute, take a step back from ourselves and try to examine the outcome.
What do we want: immediate gains but overall loss, or exercise a little pride swallowing and win in the long run?
I’m all for the latter. How about you?