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Darkness and light

An eye for an eye. Tit for tat. These are things that we have grown up listening to. 
Many circumstances in life hurt us. People and situations can have such a bad impact on us. Some people lash out in their anger without thinking the problem through. What were the circumstances behind the lash out or the reason behind such illicit behavior. Revenge might seem like a very good option.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can. While watching a movie, this line got stuck in my head. I'm a person who strongly believes in this. It's always darkest before the dawn. So how ever bad a situation in your life gets, you should believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Same goes for those who believe in revenge. There is no need to rush off at someone who fired out at you or put you down. If you believe in revenge; it shows you are actually a weak person. It shows you are not able to withstand the downfall and rise up on your own. You are a person who will only be able to get up again after you have returned the favor.

What we fail to understand is that there is a reason behind every action.
Some people are just short tempered. Its their upbringing. So does it mean they can blame it on their roots? Definitely not. I believe it is something that can be changed over a course of time. It's like substance abuse. It might seem like it wont go away but it is not impossible. It's just very tough to give up.

At some point of time in life each one of us would have fallen prey to some form of revenge or hate feud. But it's how you react that decides the fate of that feud getting out of hand.

Some people do these stuff to other people cause they too were victims of such attacks but they haven't found a way to get out of the mess. They think that if they hurl the same insults back at someone else they win. But that achievement is short lived till they find their next victim. I think its because they think they can't forgive themselves or think they are not good enough to live like normal people. There's always a choice. You can either be a good person and talk to the person or go ahead and be just like him or rather worse and hit him back. But just think for a while. What are you gonna get out of hitting him back with the same insult? Pleasure to soothe your ego that you are better than him? Or think about how you could talk to him and find out the reason for the attack and find a way to bring him up. Not only will you have saved yourself but also him. Bring a smile on other people's faces not a frown. Make the world a better place to live in. You must be the change you want to see in others.

You can take a stand and be the light to pave the way for those whose souls are darkened.


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