living is sufficient revenge

Realistically, once you’ve realized that, while it’s difficult to know to what degree it’s intentional and/or planned, people are trying to drive you and everyone around you into a painful insanity, there are, I think, three broad choices: resigning yourself to the situation; trying to change the situation; and trying to make it worse.

On the surface, it sounds like “trying to change the situation” is, if not an easy choice, at least the “right” choice. Who would want to accept both being in pain, and seeing basically everyone else in pain, instead of going through a period of intense denial?

I mean, the pain’s still real, and the denial won’t help for long, but shouldn’t you at least make an effort?


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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.