This is interesting because it’s directly related to what I wrote titled, “Anger” previously. Its weird because when we think about revenge, there are different aspects.
Normally, and this is for most cases with normal, sane people, you don’t want to do something that will hurt people. Even your enemy because seeing them hurt because of you will still hurt yourself in some manner. In terms of friendships, enemies, betrayals, etc., there are a lot of different things that can break up a friendship/relationship. But I’ll tell you that proving wrong someone who was previously your friend for so many years, it hardly gives you any satisfaction.
There are a lot of fights at my school and in my neighborhood, and a lot of it is stupid stuff. And yes, I’m talking about fist fights, stuff with drugs, weapons, etc. Over ridiculous crap! Like “Oh, she said I was dumb at math,” or “She said I couldn’t do blah blah blah.”
But two wrongs don’t make a right. And when it comes to capabilities, no matter how much or how many times someone criticizes you or tells you that you can’t do something, the greatest revenge is proving them wrong. Remember that before you’re quick to throw a punch. Don’t worry, it’s instinct for you to be angry when someone says something that appears to limit your abilities. But you are the only person that limits yourself. Showing your enemies you can do something they said you can’t do will give you more satisfaction than seeing them hurt ever will. It isn’t worth it sometimes, and that’s not to say it never is.
But you can put ten times more meaning into words than merely hitting somebody. If they hurt you that bad, you can do better than that! Say something that will actually show them and teach them what they deserve. But sometimes, certain people aren’t worth your time, if it costs you a suspension or worse.
And all those criminals, murderers, court cases, and shall I say, politics. Their stories continuously revolve around revenge. And those people weren’t born with a “Wanted” sign or with a destiny to be behind bars. But they take grudges and take it to a next level. Instead of taking specific people and trying to shoot them down, do what you can to bring yourself and the people around you up.
It scares me sometimes. To be able to look around my school and see future criminals. There is a police officer at our school who regularly arrests students and puts them in youth prisons or “juvenile detention centers.”
I’m not going to lie, I have a criminal mind. I would never, ever do anything on purpose to hurt anybody or anything. But I have the perfect mind that can bend the rules and find a way out of anything. And I could come up with a perfect system that could deceive security, get away with crimes, etc. I look at criminal cases and figure out what they did before looking at what actually happened. So I can perfectly understand why people would do that if they could. But sometimes, there’s just that conscience that needs to kick in that tells you to do what’s actually right.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love a good prank, and I’ve gotten into so much trouble, it’s unbelievable, for my (I’d say wonderful) pranks on everybody - on teachers, students, family. My sister calls me a snitch for telling on her and her pranks, but the feelings and actions are mutual. Anyways, she should hear what I haven’t said about her.
What? Did you just say I shouldn’t worry because my sister is *quotes me from earlier* just an “annoying someone who knows everything you’ve ever been through and has a mouth bigger than Antarctica?”
Hey - watch it. I can talk all I want about my sister, but nobody else can say bad things about her. I have her back. Mostly for throwing things at and the occasional backstabbing. Just kidding!
The point is, her back is mine, not yours.
And even though my sister is an annoying someone who knows everything I’ve ever been through and has a mouth bigger than Antarctica, that’s for me to deal with.
Like I always say to her, “I smile because you’re my sister. I laugh because you can’t do anything about it.” And the feelings are mutual.