It is normal to feel angry soon after being victimized. But if the anger lingers and grows into vengeance, then that anger takes root and prevents the victim from moving forward to heal.
Stresses like anger and resultant vengeance not only prevent the mental and physical healing process, but it adds on top of other stresses in that person”s life. ‘, ‘
Vengeance has a measurable impact upon a person’s health.
The practice of focusing upon harmful thoughts, and the body’s subsequent release of chemicals in response to anger (stress), sooner or later results in disrupted bodily functions, disease, and even cancer.
As victims of crime heal, they learn to let go of anger and vengeance, and instead focus upon having a positive mindset with constructive interactions.
These positive interactions are a critical part of healthy living.
Anyone who promotes vengeance over the focus upon personal healing, clearly does not have the best interest of the victim in mind.