I am not a vindictive person. I always figure karma will handle that so I don't have to. When I am upset or annoyed with someone I tend to march straight up to them and lay whatever is on my mind right out on the table right to their face. Once it's done I am good and life can go on without further attention to it. I guess I don't understand the need to be vindictive, what purpose does it serve? If something isn't working out the way I had hoped, I close the door...then turn and walk away without a backward glance. Usually when people are vindictive it backfires on them. But they never seem to see it coming.
I ran across something recently that truly gave me pause. A few people were upset over something, and were being very vindictive in the extreme about it. It almost seemed as if these people are trying to start a war. Not a war among nations. God knows we have enough of those already. Just a small, silly war. The problem with wars is that there are always innocent people caught in the middle. Many of whom get very hurt. People have this opinion that if you aren't against something, you are for it. It may not be as simple as that. Sometimes people are doing what's best for them at the current time, and simply trying to stay afloat amidst the chaos.
Before people try to start a war, maybe they should think what it would be like if someone was trying to start a war against them. How would they feel? Who would get hurt in the process? What would the long term fallout be? What would the backlash against the person who started the war ultimately be? What if the war ended up taking food out of someones mouth that really needed it? How would they feel then? I guess maybe some people just don't care as long as they can feel vindicated in the end. But ultimately, isn't that what all wars are really about?