Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore. – Albert Einstein
In life, we face various situations. We become different people due to the different experiences and principles that build us. But some common patterns have been traced in humans.
It has been seen that people who are weak at heart try to seek revenge when faced with a situation that is not going their way. They feel that revenge will give them satisfaction and closure. Of course, if someone has wronged then they should be punished but we must think if we should be the one who needs to revenge this wrong.
When we go ahead and take revenge, we deviate ourselves from our life’s purpose. We do not utilize our time to make our life meaningful. A lot of negative thoughts come to us that might also lead us to take majorly wrong steps that we might repent later.
A person who is strong at heart, on the other hand, finds the strength to forgive the person who has caused them harm. This is their way of coping up and getting closure.
To let go and forgive is not very easy and one needs to have a lot of mental strength to do that. To look past something that impacts us deeply and move on is quite difficult and a lot of courage goes into taking such a decision.
An intelligent person, on the other hand, chooses to ignore the problem causing element or person and decides to move on in life. He or she understands that the best way to cope up with such a situation is to not spend any more time thinking about the person or the problem in question.
That is actually a very good way of dealing with a problematic situation because it helps you focus on what is truly important to you. This makes life more meaningful and does not let one waste time or any other resources. The fact that you could move on gives you the needed closure.