Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
Forgiveness is the act of compassionately releasing the desire to punish someone or yourself for an offense. It is a state of grace, nothing you can force or pretend. There are no shortcuts or cutting of corners.
Revenge is the desire to get even when someone does you wrong. It is natural to feel angry. We all get wronged at some point of our lives. It is how you react or act when you are wronged, that counts.
The quote by Albert Einstein says: “ Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” This basically means revenge is a reaction, an impulse, a temptation and it is easy to give in to it.
To forgive means to acknowledge and to accept that every human makes mistakes. Ignoring means choosing your battles wisely, and choosing not to engage. It takes wisdom.
In summary, revenge, only when you have something truly precious to protect. Stop when it is no longer a threat. Forgive generously, to achieve peace for all parties involved. Ignore, when it is a fruitless and useless battle. An eye for an eye will leave many blind.
All in all, examine the situation and exercise wisdom. I personally always choose to forgive and ignore. At the end of the day, it is a choice.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane