When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a schoolteacher.
The judge rose from the bench and said, “ I’ve waited years for a schoolteacher to appear before this court,” “Now sit down at that table and write ‘I will not run a red light’ five hundred times!”
Have you ever been wronged so badly that you wanted to take revenge? If you’re honest, and you’re like most people, you’ve probably had some experience like that. the hurt that comes with being cheated or betrayed can play havoc with our minds, creating a ton of stress, and demanding that we do something about it. Some of us might believe the only way to deal with the anger is to get even. I wonder, though … if you’re successful in doling out revenge, does that really make the hurt go away? Or do the emotions and memories still come back?
Some of the most famous dramatic plays and movies – even comedies – are all about people who are out for revenge. In addition to fiction, much non-fiction has been written about revenge – and most writers agree that it never accomplishes anything.
If you’re experiencing a bunch of negative feelings around being hurt and you’re tempted to do something back, I wish you’d remember something a famous comedian once said: “Living well is the best revenge.”
I’m available if you feel the need to talk and work through the feelings that come from being hurt; especially if you’re feeling tempted to do something you’d later be sorry for. Reach out for a free, brief consultation: 219 309 3928. I’d be honored to work with you.