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is revenge wrong
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Posted 10/8/14
is getting revenge wrong,
I am wondering about this, say some one dos something to you for little reason at all.
Then they do something childish to hurt you, is it wrong or okay to get some small
sort of pay back when you didn't start it nor did you do so in the past, but they keep
doing stuff to hurt you so if you finally decided to get come pay back is it bad to do so.
Posted 10/8/14
If it is more than an equal payback then it's wrong. Nothing more than what was done onto you.
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Posted 10/8/14

ericjonrussell wrote:

If it is more than an equal payback then it's wrong. Nothing more than what was done onto you.


good answer
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Morally speaking, I think it's pretty obvious that forgiving is better than taking revenge.

Practically speaking, personal revenge is just about the worst response to being wronged. The person you revenge against is unlikely to agree that you're 'even' and that everything is over. What usually happens is escalation of hurt back and forth until someone has had enough, at which point both parties have been hurt more than the original slight was worth. I'm not exaggerating when I say wars have started that way.

Let people know when they've hurt you and give them a chance to explain or apologize. If they continue to harass you, avoid them and be honest with other people about why.

You have a chance of making or keeping a friend by being patient and forgiving, but you're almost certain to make an enemy by taking revenge.

Finally, self defense and revenge are not the same thing. You can't forgive someone in the middle of a fist fight. Kick their ass to the point where they'll never want to mess with you again, then consider forgiving them.


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Posted 10/8/14
There is nothing wrong with getting revenge.
Posted 10/8/14
Depends
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It depends...So many variables...Yes...and No...Different circumstances end up with different results. So....Yes. And No.
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Yes, it depends on the context of the situation and if such a route is justified/right. Then it would need to be deemed absolutely necessary and no more peaceable options are available such as forgiveness, reconciliation, etc. After that you have to be sure not to exact more than what was dealt upon you. I agree in the instance of a fight you have to defend yourself until that person no longer poses a threat to your person. I assume we would want to operate in the legal framework of whatever country we reside in has before we resort to vigilante justice. I observe that sometimes justice is blind and that might be the case for you, but a firm hand tempered with mercy and self-control is vital.
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Posted 10/8/14
Touchy subject.
Posted 10/8/14

ericjonrussell wrote:

If it is more than an equal payback then it's wrong. Nothing more than what was done onto you.


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Well, not to me because of where I get my morals from but I usually think "does revenge benefit me?" rather than doing it for the sake of doing it. I see nothing wrong with doing it but I don't do anything like that without a good reason to.
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Posted 10/8/14
An eye for an eye makes the world go blind.
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Posted 10/8/14 , edited 10/8/14
All curses come home to roost...


I prefer vengeance because the definition of vengeance uses the word retribution. Revenge plays more into an eye for an eye which really is just violence begetting violence. If we all lived by the religious doctrine of eye for an eye there would be non stop religious wars so... wait...

Vengeance is defined as any punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.

Retribution is defined as any punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved.

I think people can do so truly horrible things and still be forgiven so vengeance isn't always the best option, actually vengeance should be the exception here. It is best to try peaceful means first and punishment/violence as a last resort.

The two things I consider unforgivable in this life is rape and child molestation. I don't care what people do with such creatures. Skin 'em alive for all I care. Where's Esdeath?
Posted 10/8/14

cleruninja wrote:

An eye for an eye makes the world go blind.



This, I like this.
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Posted 10/8/14

cleruninja wrote:

An eye for an eye makes the world go blind.

Well said.
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