Is Revenge justified from a moral standpoint?

Is Revenge Justified?

Revenge might be one of the gray areas that some people have in their moral compass. Rightly so, because it is not exactly a saintly act.

This is even more so in the 21st century, where we find a considerable amount of entertainment media trying to paint vengeance as an act of evil. The recent one being the game franchise ‘The Last of Us 2’.

But ask yourself this for a moment

Is everything that forgives and heals good? Is everything that harms bad?

Unfortunately, An alarming number of people have this kind of naive mindset. When we push these kinds of ideas, everything starts becoming acceptable and things that are considered ‘Not Ok’ go unpunished.

Is Revenge Justified?

So does that mean revenge is good?

Here is where the confusion arises. People can have skewed understanding of exacting vengeance. Some people think that revenge is ‘An eye for an eye’, meanwhile others like to pay back ten-fold.

The central point is that crimes should not go unpunished. People take vengeance because the perpetrator goes unpunished for their crimes, so they tend to take the duty upon themselves.

What it means is that it is not inherently a good or an evil act. It is human nature. People want justice served. When it is not served, people take it into their own hands.

So is revenge justified? Yes it is.

Is Revenge justified if someone is obsessed?

If there is a negative side to this concept then it has to be obsession. Some people get so obsessed with it, that it makes them forget everything else. This, however, is not common. This is one of the rare case scenarios which is often portrayed on television to push forth view.


Revenge is a natural human response. There is no good or bad in it. Saying that Revenge is bad does more harm than good in society.

Sometimes, clinging to revenge will also get you depressed. Here are some ways you can deal with depression.

That was it for today. Signing out.