Revenge And Displacement Activity: Katharine Butler Hathaway


Development of the psychology and the moral of hitting back when you have been hit – something active is necessary after something passive – something to balance the ‘having been hit’. One must hit – but this is not considered good by modern nice people. Still, one gets all poisoned if the passive experience is not answered by an active one…Therefore, after an injury, one must do something, not to the person who injured you, but make an action as strong as the action which injured you and proving your strength as much as retaliation would. Creative, if possible, but anyway active. Then you will be all right, without any poison.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

Journals and Letters of the Little Locksmith
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Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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