Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southwest Missouri
Quite the delima. To stoop to levels below you?
Purely hypothetical I assure you.
Interesting question, Do you as a person, stoop to certain levels to get even or do you maintain your dignity and just walk away knowing that you did decide to keep dignity in tact? Can you live with a decision that could hurt someone to the core just in an attempt to strike out and get even?
For instance, say you knew a detail about someone that would not make any difference to you, you don't care and it does not directly affect you, such as oh..... not keeping insurance on their car even though it is mandated by the state, or keeping a item that was ordered and delivered twice, allowing them to keep two and only pay for one, or even, not following licensing laws with animals. Now with this knowledge, after taking all of their outbursts and bothering you at home and work way too much. After attempting to stay away and even trying to avoid this person to the point it is interrupting your own schedule and or loves of life, without much success. Do you stoop to the level to notify proper authorities just to make their life more difficult in an attempt to "get even" regardless of the fact that this item has NO effect on your life? Just complicates theirs, or do you maintain your dignity and walk away with your head held high knowing that you could have done something like that but chose to follow your heart and not cause harm in others no matter what their actions might make you consider?
Say an acquaintance of yours, not necessarily a friend, has decided to try to slander you and your name for something purely not your fault and you happened to know that they lived in an apartment that did not allow pets and they just went and got one. In an attempt to get them busy with their own life and just leave you alone, do you report them? Seriously it not going to matter to you, can you live with making a decision like this? Or do you just continue to turn the other cheek hoping that they will get bored without a response back and move on to their next victim?
Is getting even all that it is cracked up to be or is it better to keep your self esteem in tact and your morals no matter how much they make your life difficult?
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