Not every hurtful action deserves jail time. Or even a good ass whooping. Sometimes, a bad deed is pretty trivial and could even be forgotten. However, we humans are petty creatures and we're also vindictive creatures. So we improvise. We come up with detailed plans of vengeance and when everything is done, we even post stories of the sentencing we've carried out online. Bored Panda has collected some of the pettiest revenge stories, and they should prove that everyone should think twice before being an asshole to other people.
However, if you're seriously planning to take revenge on someone, you should ask yourself whether it will even make you feel better. It's one of those urges that we feel quite often but rarely discuss, says the director and owner of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center, Karyn Hall, Ph.D.
"The struggle with revenge is centuries old," she wrote for Psychology Today. "Shakespeare said, 'If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?' Shakespeare clearly thought revenge was as normal and predictable as the sun rising."
"But what about the idea that revenge is self-destructive? Confucius said, 'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.' Gandhi seemed to agree with him when he said, 'An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.'"
Locked My Cat In The Bathroom While I Made A Meal Because He Was Being Annoying. Revenge Was Had
Hall mentioned that revenge seems to be one of the deepest instincts we have, highlighting that uncontrolled revenge, attack and counterattack, can be blinding and destroy the lives of all involved.
"Maybe the purpose of revenge is in preventing certain hostile actions or the threat of revenge ensures people do not hurt you in the future," she said. "But sometimes people act revengefully when no good can come of their actions, other than to inflict suffering on others. Those actions can go to unfathomable extremes. From lovers running over a beloved iPhone or destroying what their ex most values, to businessmen damaging the careers of those who have rejected them, to students opening fire in school hallways, revenge can be an act of anger, hurt and power."
So how to deal with the overwhelming impulse of seeking vengeance? Well, try to fight it for as long as possible. And eventually, it should subside. Analyzing an experiment by Kevin Carlsmith and his colleagues, Hall pointed out that the reason revenge increases anger rather than decreasing it is because of ruminations. "When people don't get revenge, they tend to trivialize the event by telling themselves that because they didn't act on their vengeful feelings, it wasn't a big deal. Then it's easier to forget it and move on. But when people do get revenge, they can no longer trivialize the situation. Instead, they go over and over it and feel worse."
Half On Disabled Parking And A Half On The Passway To A Mall. Someone Got Really Pissed And Emptied A Jar Of Jam On It
Lad At Work Just Eats Everyone’s Treats. Tomorrow Will Be A Surprise For Him
You Park In 2 Spots, I Zip Tie A Cart To Your Car
I Skied Back To The Pole Again... To Take This Photo For All Those Men Who Commented “Make Me A Sandwich” On My Tedx Talk
ready to fly out to Union Glacier tomorrow morning (depending on weather). Then we skied over to the Ceremonial South Pole (probably the Pole that everyone knows as the only South Pole - the barbers Pole with the flags) and the actual Geographic South Pole (which moves around 10m each year), which is marked separately. In the afternoon we were given a tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It is seriously as close to what a Base on another planet would be like than anything else on the planet - a mini-town based around the scientific work of the National Science Foundation. Tonight (it never gets dark this time of year) I skied back to the Pole again... to take this photo for all those men who commented “Make me a sandwich” on my TEDX Talk. I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.
My Neighbor Got His Reindeer Decorations Stolen So They Put Out Grinch Ones Instead
Deserved Petty Revenge
I Applaud This Level Of Petty
Making Fish Tacos For The Guy At Work Who Keeps Eating My Lunch
When Your Drawing Teacher Assigns 3 Finals So You Secretly Write "You Got Me F****d Up" In Sign Language On Your Final Piece
My Daughter Said She Was Too Old For Notes In Her Lunch - My Reply And Win
I've Carried Chalk In My Car For 10 Months Just So I Could Do This Once. Yesterday Was The Day
Slashed Someone’s Tires Today Because He Parked Like A Jackass.. Was It Justified? I Think So
My Neighbours Like To Throw Their Cigarette Butts Over The Wall And Onto The Sidewalk. I'm Tired Of Seeing Dogs Eat Them And Kids Play With Them, So I Picked Them Up For Them
I’ve Asked My Neighbor To Please, Please Not Let His Dogs Bark All Night. Today I Received Several Packages In The Mail. Early Tomorrow Morning I’ll Have My Revenge
The Punishment For Petty Theft In My Town Is Making Laps Around The Courthouse With A Sandwich Board Sign That States: "I Am A Thief"
Wouldn’t Help With The Housework; Weeks Of Begging For Help (Because He Lives Here Too) And Picking Up After Him, I Had Put His Game In With My Snake Since I Knew He Was Afraid Of Her
As Revenge For My Brother Wrapping My Christmas Present In Duct Tape Last Year, This Year I've Wrapped My Brother's Present In Concrete! Revenge Best Served Stone-Cold
Joined A Gym, And Was Teased By My Fit Friends Who Workout There. Got My Revenge
The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen In A Long Time, My View From Work
My Neighbour Went On Vacation For A Week And I Decorated His House With Some Inspiring Lyrics From His Least Favourite Band
This was payback from the last time I went on vacation and he decorated my house with penises.
Someone Stole The Pumpkins Off Of My Porch Last Night. Round Two Punks
This Guy Had Printed Checks Of Him And His New Wife So He Could Write Alimony Checks To His Ex
My Boyfriend Asked Me What I Wanted To Eat & I Said I Don't Know & This What He Brings Me
I Mixed Carolina Reaper Powder Into Half A Tub Of Ice Cream As Revenge For Food Thief At My Community Freezer
So I transferred to this new college and been living on a pretty nice dorm. After I got settled in, I bought a small tub of ice cream. After eating my fill, I left the rest in the common freezer in the floor lounge. This dorm is only for sophomore and seniors and is not a frat house so I figured it would be okay. Few days later, the whole tub was gone. I was a bit pissed but passed it off as just bad luck. Next week, I bought another tub, this time making sure to write "do not eat" on the outside and a note on the inner side of the lid where I wrote "don't be a dick." Yet, just two days later, the ice cream was gone. I really got pissed this time. I seriously doubt anyone who can afford to go to a private college and live on a dorm for their sophomore/senior year has to steal another person's ice cream. So I sought out ways for revenge. First thought was to mix in laxatives but read that it could be considered poisoning someone. So my next thought was to mix crushed habanero and tested it out but it was masked out by the ice cream because it wasn't hot enough. So I looked into the hottest pepper I could find and got Carolina Reaper chili powder and did this.
My Roommate Fed A Few Of Us Dog Food Saying It Was Jerky. He Went Away This Weekend. 1km Of Clinging Revenge
We wrapped everything individually and created a giant ball with his shoes randomly through it (bottom left). The testicles are his basketballs with around 100 meters of wrap on each. Around 4 hours of work with help. Its late, he just got back from his flight and he has to work early in the morning. Here we go...