Why do people seek revenge? What do they hope to accomplish?

Revenge is a powerful internal force. But revenge is counter-productive, reopening and aggravating emotional wounds. Because the person who feels wronged is angry and hurt, thinking revenge will somehow even the score, and take away the pain.

But revenge is far more destructive than the original offense. In the classic novel Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is obsessed with seeking revenge on the white whale, Moby Dick. His long effort results in the death and destruction of the entire crew except for the narrator Ishmael. Captain Ahab is caught in a harpoon line and is dragged down to his death by the whale.


Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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