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revengeso lets say ur brother gets stabbed, do u seek revenge?

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sfg13165 | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted July 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM via web

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so lets say ur brother gets stabbed, do u seek revenge?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 8, 2010 at 12:37 PM (Answer #2)

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In a society like that of the United States, I would say that you should not seek revenge.  That is because we have a system of justice with courts and such that should take care of punishing the person who stabbed him.  I think that if people take revenge it leads to chaos.  You take revenge for your brother.  Then the relatives of whoever you hurt take revenge on you and it goes on and on.

I have seen this happening in the place where I grew up.  It at least made more sense there because there weren't really courts and stuff like that so people had to enforce their own rules, but here in the US, it doesn't make sense to take revenge, in my opinion.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM (Answer #3)

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NO.  You seek justice in a controlled environment.  Like the first response, revenge never ends in peace for anyone.  I wonder if a revenge story even exists where the problem was solved and the person who sought revenge ended up satisfied in the end.  Fiction and non-fiction alike (just watch the news) seem to be full of revenge stories that end up worse than if the situation had been left in the hands of authorities or simply left alone.

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sfg13165 | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:15 PM (Answer #4)

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In a society like that of the United States, I would say that you should not seek revenge.  That is because we have a system of justice with courts and such that should take care of punishing the person who stabbed him.  I think that if people take revenge it leads to chaos.  You take revenge for your brother.  Then the relatives of whoever you hurt take revenge on you and it goes on and on.

I have seen this happening in the place where I grew up.  It at least made more sense there because there weren't really courts and stuff like that so people had to enforce their own rules, but here in the US, it doesn't make sense to take revenge, in my opinion.

yes you have a point, BUT lets say the law enforcements arent really doing anything to the person who stabbed him.. and the person who stabbed him his family is sayin its not over and we better watch our backs becauze we are going to get it to. so how do you feel about that?

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:32 PM (Answer #5)

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No, I do not think that revenge should be sought. I agree with clairewait. This is what the justice system is for. If my brother were stabbed and I took revenge then I would get into trouble as well. Instead, I would rather spend my time and energy making sure that this person who hurt my brother was apprehended and paid the time in jail for what he had done.

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antiel | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted July 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM (Answer #6)

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If you are Christian there are many teachings in the new testament about that. All speak against personally seeking revenge and i think they are good to take in even if you are not christian. If the person thinks they and their family are also in danger, go to the authorities. they have measures they can put in place to protect any prople who feel they are in danger or who have been threatened.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 29, 2010 at 8:14 PM (Answer #7)

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Here's the thing.  Revenge sounds so satisfying somehow, especially in a case where a loved one was lost.  However, as soon as I say it's okay for me to break the law in this terrible circumstance, I'm opening the door for anyone and everyone else to break the law in any circumstance they see as being important or significant.  Pretty soon, of course, the reasons to break the law are not too important or too significant, and we've lost all respect for the rule of law.  Once that happens, there is no law.

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sfg13165 | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted July 30, 2010 at 8:56 AM (Answer #8)

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Here's the thing.  Revenge sounds so satisfying somehow, especially in a case where a loved one was lost.  However, as soon as I say it's okay for me to break the law in this terrible circumstance, I'm opening the door for anyone and everyone else to break the law in any circumstance they see as being important or significant.  Pretty soon, of course, the reasons to break the law are not too important or too significant, and we've lost all respect for the rule of law.  Once that happens, there is no law.

yes gettin revenge sounds satisfying, and i agree with you 100% but  really the law is not really acting as if they cared about whats going on,

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 24, 2011 at 7:42 AM (Answer #9)

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Revenge is considered immoral in our country. We understand the need for revenge, but we don't accept it as a reasonable option. We do like justice though. It doesn't have to come from the police. We just want the killer to get what he deserves, but we don't want the victim (or his brother) to take matters into his own hands.

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