Getting Past It vs Getting Even

After we’ve been hurt, betrayed or disrespected, the first thing almost all of us think of is how to get even, how to give the other a dose of their own medicine. The deeper the hurt, the more we are prone to getting lost in ways to give back. Revenge spawns an endless cycle of retribution. Even though we may feel temporarily happy, it isn’t a long term solution. It does come back to bite us!

Revenge proves its own executioner.

John Ford

Seeking revenge may remind us of the pain we experienced when we were wronged and can make an event appear even larger in our minds. Ruminating about getting even — stewing over what the person did to you and what you would like to do in return — can interfere with day-to-day well-being and happiness.

Read this quote sometime back and it made me smile…

Whilst you sit back and wait, get even with those who have been kind to you, who have always stood by you, who have been your source of strength and inspiration, who have helped you when you were helpless.

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