The Futility of Vengeance

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Why are some bent on avenging perceived wrongs, slight or significant, while others can just let it go? In what situations is injustice so keenly felt that retaliation — whether physical violence or a wounding remark — becomes reflexive? There’s been surprisingly little research on this topic given its enormous impact on individuals and society. But what is known is that nobody is above revenge. And rarely is it ever sweet.

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