- January 27, 2017
- Akshay Mishra
- Revenge can escalate the bad situation or rebound in an unexpected and harmful way.
- Your problem is not others problem so seeking revenge won’t get you anything (not even sympathy). But, seeing you as an entrepreneur with a problem will only give gossips to the media. Don’t feed their hungry eyes!
- If something went wrong, it doesn’t mean that you were right. Raising the issue will also put you under suspicion of doing something wrong. So, why to raise someone’s brow when you can sit and relax.
- The problem will pass out because life isn’t constant.
Revenge is self-harm
The desire to hurt those who have hurt you is only natural, reinforced by millennia of human evolution. However, in the context of modern business, it is important to fight against these desires.
There are only two logical outcomes of revenge; it either escalates a bad situation, or it rebounds in unexpected, harmful ways.
Had I followed through with my plan for vengeance, it would have effectively amounted to self-harm. In reality, the targets of my anger would simply shrug off my harsh words after some time. My reputation, however, would never recover.
Even though I was wronged in this situation and the other party was by any reasonable estimation guilty, I would be judged by my response. The reputation and characteristics I have worked hard to build over the years would be wiped out in an instant if I proved myself to be petty, sensitive, and vindictive.
Remember, no one cares about your problems
It may sound harsh, but the truth is that no one cares about the problems you face as an entrepreneur. Potential partners, media sources, and the market as a whole have neither the desire or time to dig into the context of your anger.