The finest retaliation is to grin at hatred. To suppress your rage and demonstrate that you are capable of happiness. Because there is no better plan than to move on quietly and sensibly, with a solid look and a serene heart, knowing that you do not have to bear that weight.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. It clears the mind and refreshes the spirit. Someone once said that revenge is a meal made of eggs. Well, yes, they are easy to prepare and very nutritious too. But most important, they are delicious! With this in mind, take time out from your day and enjoy some eggy revenge.
Eggs were used as a form of punishment in ancient Greece. When someone did you wrong, a friend would make an egg stand for you at their dinner table to show that you had been humiliated. This was a form of social protest - saying "I will not eat until you feel guilty." People still do this today in countries like Greece and India. The egg is put on an open flame or hot plate and cooked slowly, which makes it difficult for anyone but the owner of the kitchen to consume it.
In the United States, people used to leave eggs outside the homes of people they wanted to harm. This was called "hating" someone and it could help keep them safe. Eggs were also used as a form of payment.
"The greatest retaliation is to live well." Act as though whatever prompted your vengeance had no impact on you. Put up obstacles and go about your business as usual. Even if you're in a bind because of whatever someone has done to you, keep your head held high and don't let them know how much it has affected you. That's what they want, for you to feel weak and hurt.
Avenging is a personal matter that should not be taken lightly or acted upon hastily. Consider all aspects of the situation before coming to any kind of decision. If you choose to take revenge, then make sure it's worth it. Don't go through with something just because you wanted to get even with someone else. Think long-term about what action you should take, and don't do anything that will put you in a position where you can't come back from. Revenge isn't good motivation for acting responsibly.
People often ask me why I kill people in my stories. I use my villains as plot devices! It all depends on who the villain is and how I use them. If they help me advance the story, then I'll probably keep them around. If not, then I won't. Either way, avenging is an act of retribution, not justice.
If you must exact vengeance for what others have done to you, make your vengeance your great success! Your success is always the finest kind of retaliation you can take against your adversaries. Be so successful that the individuals who left you want to come back. Want to be forgiven by a person who has wronged you? Give them another chance. They will probably take it this time.
The best revenge is massive success, because only then will your enemies regret having crossed you. And if they do have to face you again, they will likely run away this time.
Massive success means that you should strive for excellence in everything you do. You should aim high, but not too high because if you overextend yourself or your abilities, you might fail. So instead, try to find a happy medium where you are successful yet not overloaded.
You need to project an image of greatness to achieve maximum impact. You should appear invincible on the outside so people will fear you. And they will fear you because history has shown that no one wants to be around someone who can harm them, so keep that in mind when planning your revenge.
Finally, don't take revenge personally. Even though those who hurt you may seem like they are targeting you specifically, they are not. They are just doing what they think will bring them success. So remember: revenge is for losers.
Learn to keep your distance and prevent avoidable arguments! A strong desire for vengeance is an extremely primitive emotion that is part of our most basic instincts when we are victims of verbal or physical assault, or when we feel oppressed by injustice. However, this instinct should not be allowed to control us because it can lead to harmful actions against those who caused us pain.
Being indifferent toward someone who hurt you or ignored you does not mean that you forgive them. It means that you have moved on with your life and don't want to hold onto the past. You shouldn't feel guilty if you don't want to deal with what happened to you.
The only person who can truly forgive others is God himself. Only he has the power to wipe the slate clean! But even though he did not punish innocent people for David's sins, Jesus did offer a way out for all who will accept it. By accepting his sacrifice, they can find forgiveness and peace.
Revenge reopens and exacerbates emotional wounds. What should you do if you have a strong need for vengeance? There is a healthy method to cope with these emotions that may help you recover while also providing your brain with the same amount of rewards without the negative repercussions.
Taking revenge makes you feel better for a time, but it's not good for your health. The more time that passes, the more damage you are doing to yourself by harboring these feelings. However, if you take immediate action, then the pain will be less intense while still giving you satisfaction.
People need to understand that revenge is a dead end road. It doesn't lead to happiness or healing; instead, it leads to more anger, more hatred, and more division. If you want to move on, you must first forgive. Only then can you begin to work on moving forward with your life.
Forgiveness is an act of love. It reduces your desire for retribution and allows you to move on with your life. Even though people who have harmed you cannot always be made to pay for their actions, you still have control over how you respond. By forgiving them, you give them a second chance and show that there are different ways to live your life.
Healing comes from within. But it can be stimulated from without too.