The old adage of don’t talk about religion, politics or sex no doubt it’s founded upon fact, because people figure that’s the best way to avoid serious argument.. I could say yes this might be true, and times have changed, or perhaps what has changed are taboo topics morphing into something else. When we disagree we can often react to a point of wanting retaliation because someone has hurt us. Or we might have a desire desire to seek varying degrees of revenge.
I see revenge as being one of those topics people don’t really want to discuss much, in spite of it being one of the oldest instincts human beings have and is old as the hills.. We would like to think of ourselves a “nice” people until suppressed emotions that have become repressed come to the surface in anger or even rage.
Shakespeare saw revenge as being normal and predictable. . Shakespeare said, “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”
Does revenge make us feel happy, or is it simply destructive toward all those involved?
According to Confucius he said , “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Gandhi apparently agreed when he said, “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”