I say we all are predictably irrational. And I say it because we tend to do behave irrationally and very evidently in a predictable way. You may be wondering what is the irrationality I am talking here about? And how is it so easily predictable? It is not just the behavior we try to understand here, it is the decisions that we make that makes us admirable and natural.

We humans tend to use our brain as a microscope focusing on the different emotions and experiences we go through and then analytically reflect on these vivid emotions. We frame our natural behavior isolating our individual forces in the utmost positive way. Then why does someone’s denial or somebody’s actions hurt us??? Aren’t we trained ambassadors of the moral virtues like resilience, compassion, empathy, forgiveness. Then practicing them should also be handy! But why do they chose to react and not respond? Because we are Irrational. And we repeat it directly and unambiguously that it becomes predictable every time.

Because for you and me friends, Vengeance is the temporary cure we choose to take for the hurtful deeds of others and mostly the significant others. “Our father, who art in heaven…….forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…….” But we don’t forgive easily. You and I find it difficult to forgive…because for us it becomes, “enough is enough, I can’t take it anymore.” That’s it, we avenge for the temporary cure. The grudge is carried all along, we react unpleasantly and it ends in a catastrophe for us and for others. Because at that moment, our natural moralistic behavioral framework is overpowered by our zest for that temporary cure- vengeance which eventually becomes our permanent behavioral framework which also becomes unchangeable and the ultimate truth.

My brothers and sisters, let us think twice before acting because Vengeance is God’s, not ours.

Romans 12:19 King James Version (KJV)- ” Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

Written by Rose Mary