What do you do when something you worked hard at gets ruined, how to keep from getting disappointed?
Once I heard financial advisor Suze Orman tell a father whose daughter wouldn't repay money she borrowed from him, to go to her house & walk out with her TV. It was shocking & so funny but she was serious. She told him that his daughter would get the tv back when she gave him some money back. It feels good to get even rather than get angry or to find a blessing in a pile of poop.
What matters now is how we see it. How do you soothe yourself or others who experience disappointment. I think people like the "make my day" Clint Eastwood attitude cause it does feel better to be able to get revenge than to just do nothing. Realistically we don't shoot others so how do you take the high road in this situations?
BQ- I was actually looking for wise ways to feel better when disappointed but while typing the question it came to me that positive revenge can be really positive. I once stuck a hammer under the sheets where my husband lays down to sleep because he nailed a picture up & wouldn't put the hammer back after 2 weeks. He put it back & didn't do it again for a while & then I stuck things on the seat of his favorite chair. So tell us how to teach someone a lesson without nagging.