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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

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    So, some unwarranted humiliation from a friend begets life-threatening harm? Are you even listening to yourself?......

    ..... I can tell you the example above, if you can even call that a real example, is a far cry away from being revenge to begin with, and certainly not justified.
    If you had read what I wrote, you would see that in the text that I wasn't the first nor the last in a long line of her promoting her own negative karma by getting away with doing all the things that she's done to the people around her.

    She didn't get what she got JUST because of me.... But because of everything that she had ever done to the other people that tried to be apart of her life, and never got punished before.

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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    You miss my point. Karma does not equal revenge. Revenge is an eye for an eye, a direct lashing back for something someone else did to you. Karma is a similar, but still a completely different concept. Just because bad things happened to a bad person doesn't mean that YOU had revenge on that person.

    Your example is a great example of karma. But revenge? No.

    If a person I don't like has something bad happen to them, but it makes me feel better does not mean I got revenge on that person. If someone pulled an embarrassing prank on me, and I pulled one back on them, *that's* revenge.

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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    Vengence is a very fickle thing. It can bothe work and backfire at the same time. I can be very vicious and blunt or subtle and stealthy, but its all the same.

    Vengance can be very destructive...I've wanted revenge agaist my dad for nearly 6 years for what he did to me and my family. But it can go too far; I almost did something that would've gotten me in prison.
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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    Okay to me revenge "is a dish best served cold." That statement there I didn't come up with, but it is so true. The reason I say that is because seeking to get revenge seems to take that person to a bitter, dark, cold place that resides within ones' self. That warm beating heart of yours will turn into a frigid ice box. The darkness that comes with vengeance will consume any light that you have around you. That is why I really don't condone in revenge, but in some situations I can understand. For example the movie "A Time to Kill". I thought that was where revenge was justified "literally"... lol

    Revenge is never ethical, because the person at heart know that what they are about to do is wrong, but they seek revenge because they think it will help ease the pain that has been bestowed upon them.

    Well I have more on this topic, but I will leave it at there for right now...
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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    idk about revenge but i personally believe that karma as the say is a b****. I allow my revenge to karma and God.
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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    I get "like" things on AO.... How facebookish.

    I think to some degree, revenge can be a natural reaction. Honestly, sometimes revenge can be sort of a "knee jerk" reaction to certain situations. Like, If someone hits you, you instinctively hit back. In those types of situations I can say I have NO ethical qualms with quick, thoughtless revenge. I also think true crimes of passion are ethically warranted... BUT no crime should go unpunished. Still, If you beat me for 5 years and I snap out and kill you.... I think I'm ethically in the clear.

    I really prefer karma... You reap what you sow. If you put it out, you get it back.
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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    I wouldn't say revenge is ethical, however it will make you feel better. I feel like if the revenge isn't going to horribly effect or end someones life then it's not really a big deal.

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    Re: Is Revenge Ethical?

    How does revenge and ethics even come CLOSE to being in the same category? Revenge is never ethical and is never okay (unless someone beats your high score in the arcade... I'll get you, Trunks. LOL!) I wouldn't even say that being hit and instinctively hitting someone back counts as revenge. That's pretty much self defense--fight or flight. Don't get me wrong. I've wished revenge on people on quite a few occasions. However, that doesn't make it okay. I think holding resentment toward someone who's wronged you is human nature. Acting on it is a choice that we make.


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