Have you ever said, “It's going to come back on you,” to someone who've mistreated you? What about retaliated against them? If you have, did you feel relieved? Your response may vary from that of others, but sometimes we all find ourselves in vulnerable positions, hoping for the “best”. At times we do get the best, and at other times we get the worst. So let's say the ratio is 50/50, even though it seems more like 70/30. So, straight to the point: is retaliation even worth our time?
No, retaliation isn't worth anything but satisfaction. You're probably sitting there thinking, 'That's the whole point of it', but no my friend you have it all wrong. When people hurt you, the pain can be everlasting. Even though you forgive someone for what they did to you, you're never going to forget what they did. Why is that? You've been given a scar; One that will always weigh heavy on your heart, no matter if it's healed or not. Furthermore, develop into an wound, if you're ever hurt again. It's good to forgive, but the same cannot be said about the scars that discolor your skin.
I believe that you shouldn't allow anyone to mistreat you. However, I also believe that you shouldn't put or wish the same abuse or harm onto those who have mistreated you. In all honesty, that's difficult for me to say because the world is filled with viscous-minded and cruel people, that pray on the innocent in our communities and schools. You know what though? Personally, when you have a relationship with God, you tend to let
him handle what you wish you could. Eye-for-eye is traditional. We're living in modern society, which we must embrace.
By no way means am I telling you not to be angry. I just want you to think and live for more than retaliation. Trust me, karma does not play the radio. People who believe they are impalpable always learn otherwise. That even includes me and you. If we continue allowing people to lower our attitudes, then we are no better than they are. Retaliation is not our best option to dealing with the pain that others have enacted on us. Taking time
to heal ourselves and leaving the rest to someone else is the best option. You are better than the pain that you have or had to go through. You are also better than ignoring your values to retaliate against the ignorance and stupidity of others.
Rise above the negativity and take care of yourself. Continue to live your life and don't feel embarrassed to receive help. It's something about our kind that doesn't like to ask for help, even during our most lowest times. Allowing ourselves to quietly suffer, mentally and physically. Today, pledge not to do that to yourself anymore—as I am. You should never allow people's opinions to limit what you do in your life. After all, it is your life, right? So live it and not on anybody's else terms.