What is a vendetta? Let us take a look at the meaning of vendetta in our Webster Dictionary.
Vendetta-1. a blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family 2. a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
Daily Wisdom Word Definition of Vendetta-1. a planned revenge against another to pay back what they feel was an attack against them and their family.
Vendetta’s are ugly. Sadly, they almost never serve the initial purpose they were intended to achieve, and everyone ends up getting hurt in the end. Vendetta’s often do happen when a family feels attacked or threatened. When the definition references a blood feud, they are referring to a feud that does not end until blood is drawn on one or both sides.
Vendettas are usually planned attacks. Vendettas are layed out step by step with vengeance behind each and every move . Vendettas don’t usually get us anywhere we weren’t already before, and we usually don’t feel better after one is carried out.
Vendettas can mean that your family has been attacked so for payback, you attack another’s family that has done you harm. The sad part of this, is for all the work that goes in behind it, no one ends up feeling better, and there is only a short amount of relief compared to the pain the vendetta has caused. Vendettas can happen between branches of a family too.
I know a true vendetta was carried out when my grandmother died, and my mother and her sister fought over the estate. The sad thing is, by the time they ended up paying the attorney’s fees, there was not enough money in the estate to benefit either of them. This is how vendettas are. Planned, ugly attacks that are never worth the headache to carry out in relation to the pain that is caused on both sides of the families. Once a vendetta has been put into action, it is very hard to stop.
Before you ever plan out a vendetta for your family against another’s as payback, ask yourself if it is really worth the additional pain a vendetta will bring upon the family as it goes along. Rarely do we win with vendetta’s. In fact, we are lucky if we even make a temporary gain.
Thank you for reading about vendettas today with me.