In a vacuum, it's easy to say that one would never act vengefully, seek retribution, or try to ‘get even’, but in the moment, when the offender is a real life, flesh and blood human, the equation changes, dramatically.

At times we all live in the world of ‘I would never’, as in ‘I would never act that way’, ‘Live that way’, ‘Treat someone like that’; ‘I would never be a hypocrite’ or ‘cruel’ or ‘petty’. The problem with all that is…..we are all those things, ‘like that’, sometimes. It has taken me a long time to learn, (an incredibly long time to learn, but whose counting), but the cliche about…