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If my current state is less than desired, I can focus on what’s wrong or what’s right. I can feel bitter, angry, resentful, and look to assign blame, or I can be grateful that I am alive, hopeful that my plight will improve, and determined to make it so. Similarly, I have two responses to feeling victimized: I can seek revenge and punish those responsible, or I can offer forgiveness, make peace with what happened, unload emotional baggage, and perhaps even make some good flow from evil. (Note: Bringing religion into this, those worshiping a spiteful Old Testament God may opt for vengeance and “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” while those worshiping a loving New Testament “turn the other cheek” God, may be lenient and forgiving.)