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Revenge & Vengeance

Yesterday I stumbled on the same concept twice in a matter of hours, in writing first and then listening to a podcast, and it’s something I can relate to, so here’s a brief post on the subject.

William Goldman, legendary screenwriter and author of The Princess Bride, wrote

I write out of revenge.

William Goldman

And as I was listening to punk rocker, author and activist Henry Rollins interviewed by Joe Rogan, when asked about his powerhouse of activities he said

I am motivated by vengeance.

Henry Rollins

While Goldman stopped there, Rollins expanded on the idea. What motivates him, he said, is the will to get back to all those that along the way told him he would never make it.

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