I’ve been playing Netflix roulette: If I feel like watching TV but I have no idea what is on, I go to Netflix and just watch what is recommended for me. As I have a longstanding tradition of watching anything British, Dr. Foster came up.
I am about to give spoilers for “Dr. Foster”. If you are planning on watching this show, proceed with caution.
The show is about a woman who finds out that her Husband has been cheating on her for about two years with a much younger woman.
No one wants to find that there spouse has been cheating- but how do you react?
In the case of this particular show, Dr. Foster doesn’t take it too well. She goes on a revenge spree…
Remember your William Congreve? He said “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
Well, Dr. Foster was furious.
Her goal is to ruin her Husband’s life. But in doing that, what else do you ruin?
In this case, I’d say that if this was a real story, her son would be pretty messed up. Her son becomes a pawn in her chess match of revenge. I don’t know how her son survives psychologically intact. The mind games she plays…. She actually goes to the house of her son’s best friend and asks the kid to get her wine. Her son is 15! This goes under the category of “what is she THINKING?” And Could this be any creepier?
My question is:
Is revenge ever worth it?
If someone has hurt you, is the best course of action to ruin them, even if it means taking others down with them?
Does revenge make you feel better for life, or is it a temporary satisfaction?
Do you really want to see someone completely lose everything?
What happens if the revenge doesn’t make you feel better at all?
I’m about to give you MY opinion: I am not a believer in revenge. I recently posted something where I named a day as being the best day in my life. Someone asked me if that was because something good happened to me, or if something bad happened to someone else.
For the record, I don’t want anyone to ever befall tragedy. It doesn’t matter if I like them or not- I really only want good things, or just nothing to happen to people. I don’t take any joy in seeing anyone fail (unless they ask for my advice and I give it and then they don’t listen and exactly what I said would happen does happen and then I don’t actually get gleeful in their fail, but you know…I’m human…)
Is it worth it?
Have you ever done anything to extract revenge on another?
Would you recommend a revenge strategy to someone that has been scorned?
Do you just walk away with as much dignity as you can muster?
What say ye?