“Forgiveness achieves more than revenge”
First of all let me define forgiveness and revenge. According to Katherine (Piderman, 2009) “Forgiveness is the act of untying yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to the offense committed against you”. It is a major decision to let go of the negative past memories and look towards the future. It has been said that forgiveness opens a new door to a happy future as it breaks down the hatred bridge between two people but again the question is to what extend can you forgive a person. Moving further to revenge, according to (Dictionary.com, 2009) revenge it “to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother”. Real life situations such as backstabbing and betrayal encourage a person to take revenge against what they have heard about themselves. This particular essay will discuss why forgiveness achieves more than revenge.
Forgiving someone will not change the past but will improve the communication standard between the two in future. It is a hard sacrificing decision but end result will be relieving. Forgiveness eases up the situation and makes individuals think positive of the other person, not forgetting what they have done but just to forgive and move on with life. It is a long process which involves difficult decision making and a lot of thought about the situation itself. “To preach forgiveness is a simple task but to practice forgiveness in real life is the essence of life, (Vijay Kumar, 2000)”. For example people in India were against Mother Teresa, say offensive statements at her but she still forgave each and every one of them.
Focusing on revenge it is a very difficult and harsh situation where it encourages people to fiddle with dangerous actions against the other person involved. Revenge is a type of drug which sinks people into the world of hatred, fight, crime; murder for example a recent...