Friday, October 10. 2008
(The usual guidelines apply: A minimum of two paragraphs, at least four sentences apiece, due by 11:59pm Sunday, October 12th.)
Why are human beings drawn to revenge? For example, if someone hurts me, why is my first desire to hurt them? (We are, after all, thinking creatures...) Revenge doesn't reduce our pain at all - but if it doesn't, why do we feel the need to commit it?
EDIT: The question isn't about what causes you to feel revenge! It's a question about why we feel it; again, if it's not going to undo the damage we've suffered, what causes our brains to head down that path?
Alternately, can revenge ever be healthy - or can it only lead to destruction and tragedy?
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In my opinion, revenge is an unconcious desire to relieve stress or pain from its source. When we are harmed or pressured, the stress/pain inflicted on us feeds our anger towards a person we may hate. When our anger builds to a certain extent(not many people have a long fuse...) it explodes in a desire to harm this person. In many ways it resembles a bomb, with the fuse being your temper and the lighter being their actions.
Since revenge is usually caused by anger, it exceedingly bends toward tragedies. Even though we may be thinking creatures, anger causes our logic to go blind and makes our actions rash and reckless. This anger clouds our judgement and keeps us from thinking ahead to the concequences of revenge. After we realize the consequences of our actions, we come to regret our decision and that pushes us towards the exstremes or depression.
I believe, from what I've experienced, that revenge will always lead to destruction and tragedy. Revenge can change a way a person acts due to addiction, but revenge can also lead to a deplorable ending. An example of revenge that leads to destruction would be a conflict between to gangs. If two gangs disrelish one another, fights would probably occur that would lead to a non stop addiction and destruction of revenge.
From what I believe, major causes of death were based on gang violence which was caused by the unrestrained feeling of revenge. Revenge can lead to tragic endings, like a lost of a innocent loved on. If someone had killed someone I loved most for no explicable reason, I would feel somber and mourn for weeks. I could never think of a time where revenge was healthy, but ever since I was a boy I would always realize that revenge was atrocious and catastrophic.
I think that people are drawn to revenge because it people think it will make themselves feel better. If someone hurts me, I want to get them back because that is the way life is. When someone strikes you, usually you'll strike back at the person to make them pay for everything they did. For example, when my brother hits me, I instinctively strike back at him. People feel the need to commit revenge because it makes people feel better about them.
Revenge is never healthy and it only leads to destruction and tragedy. While people are angry, they can't think very well and they can do very stupid things. If someone I knew very well suddenly attacked me, I could accidentally kill the person and immediately regret my rash actions. I know that revenge is bad, but people can’t stop taking revenge on people who did wrong things to them.
I think that revenge, is never healthy and will always lead to destruction and tragedy. The idea of revenge seems perfect; when you're mad and not thinking clearly. Half the time we get in arguments, we say things that we didn't mean to say, and that's how it is with revenge. You think that you'll feel great after giving someone what they "deserved" but it never does. After taking out your revenge, guilt sinks in.
Usually the revenge we take out is harsher than what the person actually did or said to us. We are just so mad in that one moment that we want them to see how we felt. But the anger overpowers you and controls all your thoughts, turning you into someone you are not. Revenge always seems to find a way to backfire, and even if it works out; you have to live with the guilt of what you did your entire life.
I believe that stress is not healthy, and it will always lead to destruction or tragedy. People may think that revenge is going to solve everything, but it won’t. It will turn into a regret and then eventually into guilt. When someone does or says something to you that you don’t like, you automatically think that they have to feel the pain that you felt in order for it to be "even".
Sometimes people think that when they have revenge, it has to be worse than the thing that they did or said to you. When people get mad and think they need revenge, they usually don’t stop and think about the situation. Sometimes we take matters worse than they are. Revenge will never solve anything; it will just make matters worse.
Although we can consider ourselves thinking creatures, we can not leave the fact that at times we forget to think and act on our own will like when we are angry. When someone verbally or physically harms our state of being, that is the time where we do not think the best way to act but act on our own will to relieve our so called “anger” onto that person. Anger is to me a type of stress that builds up within somone’s mind and gets released towards the person of our choice (the person we dislike or caused us the same pain). The release of anger apon another person is called revenge. We feel a need to do this, because we feel that the person who affected our state of being should be punished in our own way. “Revenge is sweet,” in a way but can also affect your state of mind afterwards. Overall, humans are drawn to revenge because we get physically or mentally harmed and we unleash our anger onto that person.
Revenge can be healthy and can also lead to the destruction of yourself. The only time for revenge to be healthy is if you were to hate your homework assignment. For example, if you left your homework at home, the next time you got homework you vow to never turn it in late. Other than that revenge only leads to the destruction of yourself. If you harm another, you will get hurt yourself in your mind and physically. For once that person finds out you have harmed him than he will do the same thing back to you, causing a serious of events. This will cause you to think about only revenge on that selected person which will only tell you that all you think about is revenge. Revenge leads to destruction because it will cause your state of mind to think about only one thing: revenge.
Most of the time it is our first desire to get the person to pay for what they did to us. All we think about is “I want THEM to suffer and regret their actions towards me.” It really is natural to get revenge. Lots of people want nothing more than redemption.
But there are different types of people. There are the ones who strive to get that person back and force them to regret, and then you have the people that really, just don’t care at all. I’m a little half and half. Most of the time I don’t care what happened and just let it go, and then rarely I get them back by pulling a prank on them.
Human nature causes us to want to get revenge on someone who has caused us distress. We want justice on the injustice that has been laid upon us. Not everyone is like that, however, but I am sure that everyone has thought of it. When we are angry at someone, we want them to feel the same way. It is not fair for you to feel that way, while the person who caused you the pain goes on their merry way.
Revenge, however, can only lead to destruction and regret. Causing someone pain can only cause you pain and guilt in the end. You may feel guilty for hurting that person, or that person may want vengeance on you. Either way revenge can only hurt you in the end.
Human beings are drawn to revenge in life because of someone who has done something that had hurt our hearts. Our first desire is to hurt them back because we want to not just tell but show them back how it feels to be hurt like that. We can relieve our pains for just that time we take revenge, but later it can lead to other terrible causes that can affect you for a long time.
There are different revenges that are both healthy and tragic because it depends on the occasion and event. Healthy revenge doesn't happen a lot, but it could be like if someone said something like your dumb and you can tease them back by saying well your too smart then. But if it was playing basketball and you accidently hit someone in the face, but suddenly that person gets really mad and hits you back, then this could lead to destruction of you and that person's relationship, and also a destruction with everyone else on the team. Overall, I think revenge is never a good deed to do and remember to stay positive.
Revenge is one of the most contagious and irresistible habits that we, as people, cannot refrain from doing. For example, if someone were to hurt me, I would of course want to hurt him back. It is part of human nature. All people have a limit; that if pushed over would be sworn to vengeance. But after all is said and done, it becomes clear again, and we can see that revenge is an evil thing.
In my opinion, revenge is driven by hate or anger. When someone hurts us, we feel the need to give them the same treatment. It is natural for us to feel that giving them the same or great treatment as an answer to what they have done to us. We feel that it is only fair to give them what they have given us. Revenge is an unhealthy habit that can only make things worse. The best revenge you can do to someone is not doing anything. When you do not respond to other’s insults, it boils inside them and makes them wonder why it didn’t hurt you. They begin to think about it more and slowly discontinue it.
People want revenge because the know that they couldn't do any thing unless they take revenge on the person. They feel like that they are only trying to make things better but are acutully making things worse.they try to show them how they feel but it is usually worse because they do dramatic stuff.
English 9 Period 1
Revenge is a barbaric instinct. It is in a human beings nature to have a lust for revenge. Revenge is part of a human as much as his/her body. When someone has wronged us do we not think about wanting to get them back for what they have done? We already know that revenge would not ease our pain (unless we are all sadists) so why do we do it? We are urged to take revenge on others to show them what they have done to us, how they have hurt us. I believe that we also wish to take revenge on wrongdoers as a defense mechanism, to show them what they will get if they hurt us, and to make sure they don’t hurt us again. Now you may think that that is stupid, because a stubborn person will just get back on you because you got back on them. That is true and the cycle will repeat over and over again until some stops. If you think about it though you will notice that angry people and crazy people don’t really think about what others will do back to them if they hurt others. One example of these kinds of people are murderers, they usually commit murder for revenge, to hurt others for what they have done to the murderer. Crazy murderers just think about getting rid of the person that hurt them so they won’t hurt them again. Revenge is a way to make us feel reassured to make us think that our hurter got his/her just deserts for harming us in one way or another and to make sure that we won’t get hurt again.
Revenge is never “healthy”, it always leads to destruction and tragedy whether it be of one person or a whole nation. Many people say that revenge is sometimes necessary like waging war and putting people in jail, but that is not revenge that is justice. It is fighting to help and save people who are in trouble and in need of help. Revenge is fighting just because somebody did something bad to you. It will always have a bad ending, because as Mahatma Gandhi said “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
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Revenge is a way to make us feel reassured to make us think that our hurter got his/her just deserts for harming us in one way or another and to make sure that we won’t get hurt again.
Revenge is never “healthy”, it always leads to destruction and tragedy whether it be of one person or a whole nation.
People are naturally drawn towards revenge because when we’re insulted or hurt by another, we enter a state where our judgment becomes clouded by thoughts of getting even. In this condition we only seek to avenge ourselves to re-establish our pride by inflicting the same, or even greater harm on the perpetrator. Here is where man often makes his mistake and only assumes the instantaneous effect; however, we are oblivious to the thought of the enduring effects.
Although revenge is mainly stereotyped as an action of vice, revenge can also be a healthy act. For example, if two athletics teams duel it out and one of the teams was humiliated with a devastating lose, they would seek revenge in the grudge match and aim to blow their opponent out of the water to restore some dignity to their name. This case demonstrates both healthy competition and revenge and has the potential to bring out the best of us. Although revenge is mostly showcased in acts of evil, it can also be displayed in healthy ways.
I believe that revenge is not the answer for anything. In terms of hurting because of love, friendship, or even betrayal, I think that you'll get nothing out of revenge. In all honesty, if anyone who would curse revenge on someone, there either blinded on how the problem really affected on them or how its just there way to be satisfied. In other words, if all human beings were to be and feel like this, it would be a never-ending tennis game of revenge on one person to another.
Then again, because of the term "revenge" is how the earth goes round even now. Without these indesisive actions, this world would be one boring world. There wouldn't be the term called evil, if there's no evil, there would be no good, and if we're not "good" what is our label? Just mere humans? Yes, I do think that revenge is greater harm than sweet, but without it we wouldn't be labeled. In other perspectives, revenge could be looked upon as healthy, because when we seek revenge and find it, it gives us that satisfaction of "yes, now you know how I feel. Don't ever mess with me." Then of course, there is that possible feeling of grudge or remorse, but none the less, it helps us bring out the character in each of us.
Revenge is retaliation towards 1 person or a group, for doing something wrong or something perceived as wrong. In any sense, the urge for revenge is natural. As soon as something strikes you, you strike back with no second thought. The need to commit revenge comes from our human nature; no one feels good being beat around. Revenge gives people a sense that they can feel better watching the victim suffer, but revenge does nothing of that sort. I believe all creatures have the urge to commit revenge towards the people/things that have harmed them.
In my views, revenge make people feel like they have accomplished something, but there are also times when revenge leads to nothing but destruction and tragedy. Revenge towards someone who has harmed you can make you feel good to watching them suffer, if you are cold hearted/they really deserved it. I’m not trying to encourage revenge because revenge isn’t always justly distributed. When the equality of the punishment is overestimated this leads to the destruction and tragedy that most people encounter. I would say the effects of revenge depend on the situation, and the person.
I think people feel the need to get revenge is because we want the other people/person to feel the pain they gave us. Revenge just comes naturally because it is part of life. Before you strike you think of what your opponent might do next. For example this week a guy hit one of my classmates in the knee jokingly but he had forgotten that my classmate’s knee was broken. The result of causing my classmate pain, my classmate punched him in the eye with a much harder force. Revenge is something that can happen in an instant or something that can happen over a long period of time.
Even if revenge doesn’t undo the damage that we suffered it makes us feel satisfied that the other person suffers the same amount of pain or even more. Revenge also makes us feel stronger. For example if someone strikes you and you don’t strike back it makes you look weak. No one wants to just stand there and be pushed around. Revenge is something that will definitely lead to tragedy and destruction because everytime your opponent strikes you it will be stronger than last time. Evertyime you strike back your hits will be stronger then the last time. The strikes will get harder and stronger until it gets out of control. That’s why revenge will lead to destruction.
English 9-period 1
12 October 2008
Human beings unlike animals have ability to think for themselves, feel, and reason. Then why do they choose to revenge if somebody hurts them knowing it wouldn’t do any thing that makes it better? It’s simple: people are born with the nature of selfishness. They know that the revenge wouldn’t ease their pain but it surely brings satisfaction. People want a person who had hurt them feel sorrow and suffering in same way as they’ve gone through. Their selfishness drags others into tragedy so that they’re not the only ones who have to suffer.
Result of revenge doesn’t always lead to destruction and tragedy. But it can’t be healthy either. For example, when your older sibling teases you, you can do coward-like revenge like throwing away their homework. You see, there are numerous ways of avenging people that either brings destruction or acceptable vengeance. It definitely depends on how a person hurt another person and how that person is generous toward him or her.
Revenge my friends, is one of the best feelings that a person can possibly feel. After all, what can bring you more joy than to see your enemies crippled to the point where they can not cause any more damage? Isn’t it a wonderful thought to see your enemies writhing in your pain? Revenge doesn’t lessen your pain; it just makes it more bearable to see your enemies suffering in the exact same way that they made you suffer. But why just stop there, if the exact same amount of pain made you feel good, and any less would make you feel worse, wouldn’t inflicting more pain make you feel better? And if you seek retaliation, wouldn’t the other person seek to attack you back too, seeking the same vengeance you are after? Ahh, so there it is, you must inflict enough damage to the person to cripple them, and leave them powerless, and alone.
We seek to commit revenge, because of this wonderful feeling. The “it could be worse” mentality comes up, but if you can’t see something worse happening, you seek to make it happen, and what better target than the person who caused your pain? We, as humans, are a very violent species, and violence cannot be quelled by ones imagination of something worse happening to someone else. We need to see it happen, and thus we seek revenge. People vent out when they’re in pain, under stress, or simply frustrated, and the most effective way to vent that out is by using direct violence. Revenge is just a special case in which the venting is done to the person that caused your pain.
People feel they need to seek revenge, not because it soothes the pain, but because it is a way of dealing with the pain. I know that it doesn't heal the pain physically, but in a way it heals it emotionally, because your soul, or all of your emotions are mixed up, and your mind is telling you to seek revenge. I'm not too sure why, but I think it's because a person feels that the situation isn't equal, or over, until the other person feels what you are going through, or went through. It is just something that not too many people are sure about, but can be explained in some way or form.
Revenge, I would say, has been part of human nature for an extremely long period of time. And, revenge never leads to a good outcome. It's outcome is always destructive or devastating. In the story, the outcome happened to be death, but it can also be emotional pain. Many thoughts can go through someone's head when they have been hurt, and the "natural" reaction is mostly seeking revenge on the person or animal who hurt you.
Humans seek revenge for many reasons. A human seeks revenge upon those
who have hurt him/her to create a sense of equality. To trigger this
want for revenge, he/she is usually twisted in some way with their emotions.
These emotions, giving rage as an exmaple, may run amok and lead on a
human blindly. A human only thinks of exacting punishment equal to what
he/she might have endured. He/She is pushed on by these raging emotions
with thoughts such as "I'll make him/her feel what I felt." With this
thought, a human is searching for equality, which is found with revenge.
Revenge can also be a product of the society a human lives in. The person
who is seeking revenge may be under the strong influence of a religious cult.
There are certain religions where a person is honored to destroy an enemy who
may have hurt someone closely related to their group. There may also be the
influence of certain ethnicities. Italian families, for example, have closely-
knit ties to eachother. There is the system of honor where if someone in the
family is hurt by another person, it is on your honor to avenge them.
You have to detroy the enemy.
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Revenge is something you feel when something bad happened to you and you want to hurt the person who did just to get even. It doesn’t undo what they did, but it makes us feel like that once we do something bad, everything will be the same again. The satisfaction of seeing that someone get hurt gives us a feeling that we did something right by doing something wrong to someone else, but two wrongs don’t make a right.
Revenge is never healthy. Revenge only leads to destruction and tragedy. The more you seek revenge, the more and more revenge you would want. If you seek revenge on someone who did something bad to you, chances are that they are going to get you again, causing a never-ending cycle of revenge and more destruction. Revenge may be emotionally satisfying, but in the end, nothing good ever comes out of it.
Revenge is like a cycle. There really isn’t an end for it. I think it’s a human’s nature to want to get even with someone when he or she has done wrong to the person. When a person wants to get revenge on someone else, he or she would maybe feel that the other has to experience the same pain. Although revenge does not make the pain go away, there is a feeling of satisfaction from getting even with the other person.
Getting revenge on someone or revenge itself is never healthy. It only leads to destruction and tragedy. Craving revenge more only makes a person want to commit it even more. If one does get revenge on another, most likely, the other person would want revenge to make the sides even. As in the first paragraph, revenge is like a cycle without an end to it. It’s never the best idea to solve a problem.
Revenge is a matter of pride. When someone does something to make you want to do revenge, it’s usually because they hurt you physically or mentally and your pride. To ease your pride’s pain human’s will usually do revenge. My draw to revenge is to cause the other person as much pain I went through.
I believe revenge can be healthy sometimes. War is basically all about revenge. When one person hurts another, the only effectual way to teach them not to do it next time is to make them go in the victim’s shoes. Even though morally, revenge is wrong, in a different perspective it is healthy. Revenge just happens even when you don’t know it.
Human beings enjoy causing pain to their hated one because of the satisfaction of seeing them crumble to the ground physically and/or mentally. Vengeful people want those who have caused misery to receive punishment and if the ones responsible aren’t punished, we force them to regret the actions they did. While it is true that revenge does not heal the pain and suffering in the hearts of people, people come to the conclusion that if they themselves cannot be happy, then the ones that caused the problems shouldn’t be also. An eye for an eye so to speak.
I think that revenge is healthy if planned carefully. If a person does not quench their anger and simply keeps it bottled up, they will end up exploding and releasing all the frustration they’ve accumulated onto others. Revenge can be healthy because it relieves a person of the stress they’ve been carrying around. However, revenge often leads to the path of tragedy due to the fact that people bent on seeking revenge usually go overboard and get themselves caught…
I think we are taught by society that revenge is a way to make ourselves feel better when someone has wronged or hurt us or someone we know. Revenge seems like a good idea at first but in the end it only makes it worse. It is a way we have to protect ourselves. When someone hurts us or makes fun of us. Revenge is instant gratification. A way to feel good.That is what this generation is about.
It would be much more significant if we could channel that anger and energy into something more healthy and useful such as forgiveness and being the bigger person. If we turn it around and treat the person or person that hurt us with kindness that would help us all to become a better people.
Human beings are drawn to revenge to take away those negative emotions. Once you have been made fun of you have a feeling to get back at that person. You will always want to get revenge on someone if they hurt you physically and emotionally. These feelings will lead people to get revenge.
"An eye for and eye" is a common term that people uses. It is saying that people will get equal somehow. For example if my friend stole something from me I would either hurt him or I would steal something from him. There are many reasons why people seek revenge.
I think human beings are drawn to revenge because; we want to get “them” back. For example, on Saturday I was playing in my soccer game and this one girl and I were “going at it” the whole game. We were in the second half with about five minutes to go and might I add we were up 2-1, the “girl” had the ball so I ran after her and slide tackled her but she landed on my ankle with all her weight. My ankle rolled the wrong way and now it’s hurt, again.
Because of my human nature I wanted to get back at the girl for making me mad during the game, even though we were up and I didn’t have to slide tackle her. Now I am hurt again, the same ankle that I hurt previously and same pain, and I have soccer tryouts this week and can’t play. If only I would have thought it over I wouldn’t have headed down the wrong path, but because I did that now I am suffering.
I would do anything to go back and not do that but I will just have to live with it and pray that it heels and isn’t serious.
Revenge is a part of human nature, which is something we have never really understood. My belief is that revenge results from a persons desire to educate a person on what they suffer. For example: A man lives a happy life, a wife, a job, a decent house. Another man comes into his life, steals his job, his wife, and his identity, and thus his house.
Obviously, the now decrepit man seeks revenge. Why? He thinks that the other man needs to know how it feels to be in that situation. He believes that this would alleviate his own pain. Of course Poe over-reacts, generally killing anyone who dares to offend him to even the minimal degree.
There are obviously many, many theories about why people seek revenge, but this is my answer.
As humans sometimes we don’t remember to think, but to just react. If someone hurts you, you want them to feel just as bad you did. If someone hurt you, then it means it may have been preventable. For example if your “friend” tells your deepest darkest secrets to everyone, that was preventable. You didn’t have to start talking to that girl. But you did, so you her to feel just as bad as you do.
So you do the stupid thing and retaliate, and say all of her secrets. The revenge doesn’t reduce our pain from the past, but it makes us feel high and mighty if only for a moment. We commit to revenge no matter what it costs us; friends, money, for some even jobs. All just to get back at that “friend.” Revenge only leads us to a never ending circle of retaliation. Revenge is only destruction.
Humans are drawn to revenge because we feel the need to hurt the ones that have hurt us. We know that if we commit revenge, those that hurt us will feel the same pain. Then, we no longer feel alone. We no longer feel like we are the only ones who felt that pain.
We, as human beings forget the fact that revenge does not undo what our enemies have done to us. It just makes us feel a whole lot better. Revenge lets us know that we had our say and we did what we had to do. Revenge says "we got even and now they will have to think about what they did to me." I regret the many times where i have used revenge, and now I have that it is better to just become the bigger person in a situation like that.
I think that revenge is just someone’s desire to see the person who hurt them suffer for what they suffered for. For example , many times my sister(s) do something to (excuse my French)piss me off and I always get in trouble for “getting revenge”. I know for a fact that revenge will always lead to a downfall for the person trying to get revenge. Also I think that revenge is to make yourself feel better and try to forget what happened but it only makes it worse and when you finish and you feel guilty.
Revenge can sometimes also lead to a good thing, when you are mad at someone and don’t get them back you end up thinking about it forever but when you get revenge you feel relieved. often times many people seek revenge and when they get it they end up hurting themselves even more
I believe we feel revenge because we all feel an empty void that has to be filled up with something, and that something is revenge. Even though revenge doesn’t remove the undoing of what someone or something has done to you, we all still do it. As an example, if there’s a couple going out, and then one night someone cheats on the other. Of course the other person would feel depleted and in sorrow of what had happened to them.
From experience and personal belief, I feel that revenge is nothing more than evil lurking in people ready to take over. It can lead to misery and pain not only for the guilty and victim, but for all the people surrounding them. If someone were to die, like in the “The Cask of Amontillado”, then people who were really close to the victim would feel torn, as to just the person who murdered would feel as empty as he was when he wanted revenge. Revenge is nothing more than destructive actions that end up hurting both sides of the event.
The thing about revenge is it's not always unhealthy the unhealthy is how far you are walling to take your revenge and how hard you took what the person did to you. Revenge sometimes does release your pain of what you have lost or what has happened to you violence can be used for good. The way i see it is that when you have the feeling for revenge it is your brain looking for options to cease the pain or fill in the space. And also revenge is not just a way to get back at someone it is our animal instincts telling us what to do if somebody hits you hit back an eye for an eye.
Revenge is like a way to even the score to help yourself and possibly help other people by doing it. Revenge is not always a bad thing it can be a very good thing or very bad. When you finally have your revenge you feel better inside like something just filled an empty space you didnt know you had. Revenge can be used for good or bad it all depends on your desire for it and how far you are willing to take it.
English 9-Period 1
12 October 2008
From what I’ve experienced, people seek revenge because it actually does make the pain go away, physically no but mentally yes. If someone stabs you in the leg it would seem to hurt more if you just stood there and yelled then if you retaliating by causing them physical pain as well. Revenge takes your mind off of the pain you are experiencing and places it on the pain you are inflicting on them. When you put someone in pain in retaliation to what they have done to you then it makes you satisfied thinking that what you are feeling they are feeling also.
In most cases revenge does no good to anyone or anything but if someone does not release their anger and hatred toward someone or something it can get bottled inside and in some causing them stress or mental illness. But on the other side whoever or whatever they inflict their revenge on has an effect. Unless their revenge is harmless to everyone and everything then revenge can help people release their anger. Revenge is not something that is widely accepted but in some cases people should have revenge depending on the outcome of their actions.
In my opinion, I think human beings are drawn to revengs because it feels fair. When you're seeking revenge, you're not paying attention to the consequences or what you gain because you're angry. We feel it because when they hurt us, all we can think about is getting them back. Getting revenge shows your emotions towards them, so when you're angry, you're letting it all out. It doesn't reduce our pain at all, but it makes us feel equal to what they did to hurt us.
Revenge is both healthy and unhealthy. For example, it can make you gain knowledge and experience as to being healthy. Another example for revenge would be to not do anything, so that way, nothing happens to you; and your "enemy" will wonder. It can be unhealthy in many ways that leads to destrucion towards others, and yourself. It leads to destruction because of what you caused and the guilt afterwards. But from my experience, revenge is very unhealthy because it makes people cleverly cruel.
I think that humans seek revenge on other people because we want them to feel the pain that they gave us. Usually, when people seek revenge, they are doing it so they feel better. But in reality, they are only hurting themselves more and making matters worse. The person you just hurt from hurting you, is going to hurt you for hurting them for hurting you. Confusing right? Why get yourself into that mess?
I think revenge can most definitely lead to destruction and tragedy. I believe this because when you seek revenge once, the next time you get hurt, you are going to want to do it again, and again and again, and again, and etc. It becomes a very bad habit. Revenge is also very time consuming. First, after you get hurt, you have to figure out away to get them back, which might take a while if you want it to be really good and tricky. Second, you have to find a setting and you have to make sure that person is at the place you picked at the right time, and day. And you have to make sure that everything goes as planned or else it will never work. You end up getting so preoccupied with seeking revenge, you can’t do anything else. The main thing is don’t be the person who caused revenge to happen and don’t be the person seeking it.
People think and they have feelings. Human beings are drawn to revenge because they feel to have the need to get even. When someone hurt your feelings, you get angry and the reason why you have the desire to hurt them back is because the anger that you have for them might only be for a little while. We do not think when it comes to revenge we are only focusing to the issue. people do not realize the outcome of the person they’re hurting until they see the damage they’ve done to that person.
Revenge can cause tragedy and destruction , but it can also be healthy. For example, if Montresor just insulted Fortunato instead of bottling up his anger, Fortunato might have not been dead in the end. I believe that revenge is perfectly healthy and balance out the issues only if the revenge is equal to the damage taken. People restrained their desire for revenge because their fear of the law and the consequences, but in the end they will finally snap and it will lead to tragedy and destruction.
Revenge is a very functional behavior on many social levels. Revenge is a means to show others that their conduct or actions are not acceptable. It is almost a natural response to a transgression. In the most basic, emotional level, when we personally carry out revenge as a form of payback, it enhances our self-esteem, confidence, and is very satisfying.
Isn’t justice in our society based on a sort of controlled and organized revenge? Commit a crime and you pay a fine or go to jail. A judge or jury is tasked with doling out “revenge” in the form of a sentence. The sentence usually does nothing to remove the pain or injury, but we feel satisfaction just the same. The criminal must “pay” for his crime. Revenge then, is simply payback that we, as thinking human beings, rationalize as “justice.” In this way, revenge becomes an acceptable way to deal with those who have wronged us. Our emotional need for retribution in a civilized society becomes our need to mete out justice. Communities, states, and nations depend on people to punish others who violate the norms. Otherwise, people would take matters into their own hands. Personal revenge and mob mentality would replace other forms of acceptable revenge.
The pain and suffering you experience when someone hurts you may not be fully understood by the offender because the offender may not realize the impact of his or her actions. So when you plan an act of revenge, your payback may be more severe than the person who hurt you believes they deserve. That's how vendettas begin and escalate. However, most acts of revenge are probably measly and covert and may even go unnoticed by the intended “victim”. That’s because we are happy to get even with someone, even if it’s only to satisfy our need for revenge.
Its human nature, that we want the person or people who hurt us to feel the same way as we did. We feel so hurt; we find the possibilities to hurt them like we were. But we stop and think can we really do this? Does this make me the better person or alike? Our minds go down that path because the cause of discomfort.
Revenge doesn’t do anything to us. We smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like it’s just a dream and pretend it’s not hurting us. It’s nothing other than unhealthy; it only leads to destruction, because of its pain. It’s like a scar that you peal off over and over again.
I believe that there is a reason behind every revenge plotted. It is human nature to feel the urge to fight back to someone who had done something to you. Revenge is to get someone back in a way that we think will make them feel bad about what they had done to us; when the reality is that it only makes you the worse person since you had to do something worse to help yourself feel better. Many times in life, when one hurts another, we feel the definite urge to hurt them back, even when it doesn’t reduce our pain at all. A lot of people feel the strong urge to do so because it seems to make them feel better about themselves, thinking that it makes the other hurt more.
Revenge can be healthy, depending on which way it is looked at. At times, revenge can end in destruction and tragedy because of the things that are done to seek revenge. On the other hand, getting back at someone might not hurt as much and can turn into a beautiful friendship. This may sound odd, but some people do turn hatred into love through revenge; once they knew the nature of each other, they knew how to treat them the right way, and not to get on their bad side.
I think that humans seek revenge because it makes them feel better about themselves. Humans feel that if they are the one to have the last blow or to inflict the most pain then they have the most power. If someone is scared to hit you because they know that you’re going to hit them back harder you have more power over them. All humans want to be in charge and if someone inflicts pain on you it means they are above you so your natural instinct is to inflict pain back. Also it is hard to be submissive if you’re playing a sport, for example soccer and one of the players is throwing elbows you don’t just let him, you throw elbows back.
Probably the main reason humans seek revenge is for justice! A example of this would be… One day you’re sitting at home when suddenly a man walks in and pulls out a gun and tells no one to move. He then begins to take the valuables from your house as he is leaving one of your family member’s steps in to stop him the robber then shoots him/her dead. What would you do if this happened? I know exactly what I would do I’d want revenge and I’d do any thing to get it. It goes back to that old saying “An eye for an eye” or “A tooth for a tooth”. When someone does something you want justice for the pain they’ve caused you and sometimes justice can take part in revenge.
I feel that the reason people are drawn to revenge is because they want to express the power they have. People want revenge to get back at the person, and make them feel worse then who they really are. Even though people get hurt, and know how it feels, they get the person back, to show that they’re a bigger person. They make it seem that they have power, so you can’t mess with them.
For example, when I was little my brother used to tell on me for every little thing I did. I used to get so mad at me, and I never knew how to get him back. One day though when I got older and wiser, I was ready to get revenge. Even though I knew it was wrong I went into his room before I went to a sleepover so my parents would never know, and took paint and colored all over his walls. I wrote his name everywhere, so my parents would think it was him. When I got home the next morning, I saw him in his room crying, and I knew why but for some reason I felt so good about myself. Even though I knew what I did was wrong he finally got what he deserved, and after that we just went back and forth, and never just forgave each other. To this day we still want revenge against each other, and apart of me feels this will never end.
The anger you feel when someone has wronged you is impossible to bear. What do you do then? You get even. What makes us want to get back at the people who hurt us? Is it the pride that we feel? Or does everyone have an evil gene in there anatomy? When we look at it in retrospect, we feel this overwhelming burst of anger skyrocket down your spine. Then we just want to take a heavy object and......yeah.
It might be easier to understand this awful thing if we compare it to something we are familiar with. Revenge is like the best food in the world, when you are not hungry. You still have to try it, but after you do, you feel worse than you did consuming the food. Maybe its good for the first couple bites, but then you just get sick of it. Therefore I think that revenge is a childish flaw that man will never learn to grow out of.
Why are human beings drawn to revenge? For example, if someone hurts me, why is my first desire to hurt them? (We are, after all, thinking creatures...) Revenge doesn't reduce our pain at all - but if it doesn't, why do we feel the need to commit it?
The desire to inflict harm as a retaliation is primal, an instinct. When you are hurt, you want to inflict the same pain back, lashing out, because seeing someone else bear your pain brings satisfaction. When you feel the need for revenge, you have the need for others to literally empathize with your pain. It's not the need to reduce or undo the damage; revenge is for getting even, so as to mentally reduce some of the suffering. There are thoughts such as," At least he/she is in the same situation as I am" that temporarily reduces the pain.
I believe that revenge isn't healthy, but it won't necessarily bring destruction or tragedy. Revenge is a question of ethnics and morality, and such can not be defined in black and white. Revenge is a temporary stimulant that grows from the dark side of our minds. In a way, it is a short-term anti-depressant: the effects only last so long, before there is a backlash in the form of a conscience. Sometimes, revenge is a spiral downwards, both sides retaliating back and forth.
Human being are always drawn to revenge because it is a natural feeling that we have to want to get back at someone else for wrongdoing us. I think that we desire to hurt the ones who hurt us because we think that we won't feel pain anymore after we hurt them back. Which isn't entirely true because revenge doesn't always lead to happiness or satisfaction. Our brains just conclude that the damage will be reversed if we seek revenge because it's like trying to cover over something they did to you with hopefully an even bigger effect(hurt) on them. Revenge is similar to jealousy. The same reason we sometimes try to make others jealous of us because maybe they've hurt us in some way and we want to make them jealous so they'll feel the same hurt that we felt. Our minds just think that the ones who hurt us in the past should feel the same pain as us because then it'd maybe be "fair" and they could suffer as they made us.
Revenge may not reduce the pain that we feel, but I think that knowing that you've also caused them some pain in a way that they've caused you, then it will make you feel better that you're not the only one suffering. We have the instinct to do that because we are unsatisfied to be the last one that "loses" the fight in a way. We like to "finish it off" by making them feel the same so it'll make us feel better about ourselves and then it's like we're both equal. If you're equal with someone, then you don't feel that you have to compete anymore and the fight is over since you've both had your share of getting hurt by the other. Revenge can only lead to destruction because it makes people keep grudges and it hurts both people in the process. For example maybe someone cheats on their boyfriend (hopefully doesn't happen) and the boyfriend wants to get revenge on the girlfriend by cheating on her with another girl; which only causes more confusion and a bigger mess to clean up later. Of course it makes neither one feel any better and they will probably break up and never talk to each other again. It's like we know that revenge is never good, but we still do it.
The flawed logic of revenge: "two wrongs make a right." So then, why do we choose revenge over forgiveness? Revenge is a human emotion; humans feel human emotions. Since we are humans, it is our instinct to inflict revenge on others, sometimes even for small mistakes. We are thinking creatures, but we still act on instincts and emotions.
If we could resist the idea of revenge, then it would be a huge step forward for humanity. After all, that would mean choosing harmony over destruction and tragedy. Revenge causes more conflict, and starts feuds. Humans need to rid their minds of revenge. (Ah, but don't think of it as revenge; think of is as... justice, delievered by the hands of an individual.)
Retribution often wears the disguise of justice; they hurt me, now it’s my turn. However, the hard truth is: life isn’t fair, and there is nothing you can do to make it that way. Two wrongs never make a right. We, as humans, strive for equality, even though it’s never actually achieved because of our selfishness. When we try to get “even,” we are executing our own sense of twisted righteousness, which is natural. However, that doesn’t imply that it’s morally correct. But we are only people, all subject to the contradictions of human nature and the animalistic instinct to fight back.
Revenge, though it may be somewhat satisfying, only serves to destroy yourself and others. Our emotions often irrationalize us. Anger blinds us and makes us lash out. Often, we end up regretting what we’ve done.
There are times in life where you just have to let things go. Making others suffer won’t change anything. If someone chopped your left arm off, and you, furious and in pain, spent days plotting against them, finally managing to amputate that person’s left arm, gained what? You will still never be able to use that limb. Not to mention that you’ve ruined lives, one of them your own. “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” Would the world be a better place if revenge took the place of true justice?
I believe that humans inflict revenge on one another because of their feelings of an unjust event that recently occurred. They think that it was a specific person’s fault, of causing an incident, that produces emotional build-up in themselves. Too much of this build-up is released in an aggressive manner toward the person thought responsible.
It is human nature that gives us the instinct to get back at the person whose fault it was of causing the event. We naturally think that revenge will get them to not do it again in the future. We think that we will teach them a lesson that what they have done is wrong. What we don’t realize is if everyone does this to each other it will only cause havoc and ciaos.
Us as human beings are drawn to revenge because of our emotions. This type of emotional reaction to personal pain inflicted by another person is a normal response. In the bible it even says, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” Taking revenge makes us feel less of a victim. It gives us a feeling of contentment when we see the other person hurting the way that they have hurt us.
I read a quote once, it said, “Revenge is me taking the poison, but expecting you to die.” Based on that quote, I believe that revenge can only lead to destruction and tragedy. In the end you make yourself look worse than the person who did the offense. Revenge does not solve anything. It just makes matters worse.
English 9-Period 1
10 October 2008
Revenge leads to destruction and tragedy because people like to get back at other people after something has happened to them because it makes them feel better after revenging it on someone else. Even though revenge doesn’t reduce our pain, it reduces our emotion towards the hatred or sadness that we used to have until we have taken it out by revenge. I think that most crimes or murders are mostly caused by revenge because the criminal might have gotten robbed or something when they were younger so they think that it is ok to do that to someone else because it might have caused hatred or sadness and when they take it out on someone else, it makes them feel better and they might do it again to someone else.
We feel like revenging someone because it makes the person feel better after and when you are taking your revenge out on the person, it kind of takes your anger and pain out as well. For example, if someone slapped me across the face for no reason, I would slap them back because I would be mad and confused of why they slapped me in the first place. It is like a natural instinct to hurt someone when they hurt you and that is why most people use revenge to go back against the person who hurt them.
It might be a little confusing...
“Do you know what it feels like?”
No. You don’t know. You do not have a clue on what you are doing. That’s why you have to know what it feels like before you make a judgment on how I should be treated.
Revenge is—if viewed from a certain perspective—a question of pain. It can be considered as a natural instinct, to let others know of your situation in an event they caused. By revenging on someone, I want to show them what troubles I have gone through. The situation obviously would not get any better, but it would certainly hint a sign showing the opponent to stop of whatever pain they had caused me. It would show them a different view of the situation, and hopefully, they would cease or stop their acts of torment.
Is vengeance healthy?
Actually, the answer would depend on a person’s point of view. To show what you have been through and maybe manage to get them to stop means that all the stress you had through the opponent’s actions, have come to an end, in which peace would dominate your “health”. On the other hand, if you consider all the possibilities, then talking your way out of the whole situation would be the best. Revenge, most of the time, requires a damage to the opponent. Had you not had enough of pain? Would you want to give the other the same treatment you received? I beleive that this is a question that should be pondered upon before answering. ^.^
In my opinion revenge is an act of retaliating in order to get even. when we are hurt in anyway by a person that we do not like our anger builds up to an extent that may be harmful towards that person. since revenge builds out of anger. it normally ends in tragic events. anger causes our brains not to function as well as they should. after we see the consequences of what we had done we start we most of the time regret the decision we had made.
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