“Crimes often return to their teacher.” Seneca, Thyestes.
What goes around, comes around. Do unto others as you would have done onto yourself. Watch what you do doesn’t come back to bite you (usually on your behind!).
If you are frustrated by the poor behaviour of others, how often do you feel justified in responding in a similarly poor way in return? Yes, it might make you feel better in the short term; after all, your immediate reaction is impulsive.
Two wrongs never make a right. To respond in the same vein or with a similar attitude surely is just adding to the problem?
Try to ‘square the circle’ by bringing an end to the negative behaviour: make a values-based decisions about the direction you will now take, and then take your first step.
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