Winning an award named after the man who once told you that you weren't smart enough or being approached for a job by the boss who once fired you. Admit it—revenge can be sweet. Gayle talks to Joni Evans, contributing writer for O, The Oprah Magazine, about the pleasures of revenge. In her article in the October 2006 issue, "That Scrumptious Dish, Best Served Cold," Joni makes a case for revenge, which she says is underrated.
Getting even is "one of the great pleasures of our lives and for some reason it got a bad rap," Joni says. "It's inspirational. When you are wronged and there is no system to right you, you have to take it in your own hands."
Payback is not only a lesson to the person who wronged you, but it also restores your own ego and is liberating, Joni says. And to those that think getting revenge is "petty"? "People who say it's just petty probably can't do it well," Joni says.