The “theys” have much to say. They say that two wrongs don’t make a right.
They also say, “Don’t get mad, get even.”
Interesting how the theys are on both sides of the fence when it comes to how to behave when someone does you wrong.
I grew up in the “two wrongs don’t make a right” camp.
If the Dose heard it once, I heard it a million times during my formative years. And so, as an adult, I struggle when I hear of people returning the same bad behavior to the giver. Wouldn’t that make them like them?
As for the “don’t get mad, get even” deal… between the planning and the executing it’s all too exhausting and anxious-ridden as one awaits the receiver’s need to return the “favor.”
Let’s face it: with this “get even” mindset, bad perpetuates bad. It only leads to a vicious cycle of madness.
Two wrongs makes one big, fat wrong. A wrong and a right make the they that did wrong rethink to do right!