The old timeless saying “an eye for an eye” resonates soundly even today. Simply stating, it means “if you do something bad to me, I will do something bad or even worse to you.” Upon first attempt at disambiguation, it seems perfectly logical, however, just like many things in life, it is not that simple. Countless lives have been lost and immeasurable human suffering have been exacted throughout the long history of human existence. All because people wanted “an eye for an eye.”
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
This brings us to a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Bitterness can consume you. It will destroy your soul from the inside if you let it overtake your life. Oftentimes people with a lot of fighting spirit have an offensive reaction when someone inflicts emotional pain on them. They want to fight back. Fiery passionate people are capable of achieving great things in life, but it also has disadvantages, in this situation it can cause them to fight back through bitterness. If this person directs their energy negatively, it will have many negative emotional repercussions. You think getting back at someone will make you feel better for what that person did to you? No it will not. It will only fuel the cycle of hatred until it consumes not only both of you, but the people around you.
Liberate yourself from hatred, and from negativity. The greatest reward you can receive is freedom from negativity whether its a thought, a person, or a situation. Stay positive, surround yourself with positive individuals, and strive towards positive goals in life. Direct your fire towards something constructive and you will amaze yourself with your own amazing potential.
I was experimenting with a new painting style in this particular drawing. It made the shadings look quite realistic in my opinion. The downside was it literally took me the entire day studying how to do it correctly, and this was the only thing I was able to create. I think in the future it could make my drawings look a lot better, but I will definitely need more practice before I start using it regularly.
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