Yay! Its Friday again. Do they keep taking days out of the week? What am I missing? Short week
At least mentally.
Today;s Mental Moment is a bit of a cautionary tale.
Have you heard that revenge is a dish best served cold?
I always took it to mean that if you are going to get your revenge on someone who has wronged you or someone you care about, it’s best to wait a while.
There are a few pretty good reasons for this. The person who wronged you, will let their guard down as time goes by so that the longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will catch them by surprise,
It also gives the revenge seeker, the server of the dish, the ability to look at their plan with much less emotion then right after the wrong was done to them. When you are upset or angry, it can cause you to be careless.
It can also cause increased intake in the form of comfort food like…um donuts! and chocolate or whatever else you might tend to indulge in when you are feeling angsty or agitated. When that happens it is even harder to concentrate on what you are planning, therefore to make more mistakes.,
Last and I think most important, is that if you wait until some time has passed, and you have cut the treats down to manageable, the petty slip ups, the minor infractions the ways in which we were oh so wronged, tend to dissipate.
It just doesn’t seem so important in the big scheme of things, and you have better things to do.
If after some period if time you can not shake it, then go ahead plot your revenge.
Practical jokes are the best kind. And of course you would not want to hurt anyone Right>?
I think it’s another way of saying cool your heels, don;t be hasty, Let calmer heads prevail. That’s just my slightly cracked observation on the dish of revenge and why it is served cold (with a nice Chianti and a side of fava beans? )
I think its more for our own benefit, disguised as the belief that it is for maximum get em back factor.
Something to think about.
Let’s take a look at Sheldon’s revenge from The Big Bang Theory. Maybe he didn’t wait long enough.
Even the best laid plans of revenge, served hot or cold, can backfire. So who is the one who got got?
To your Mental State, Whatever it May Be….