Living well is the best revenge.It's a quote from a fellow by the name of George Herbert and it has utility in many aspects of my life. Yes, adopting a mantra that's based on revenge isn't necessarily healthy. However what's important is the emphasis on the self. In lieu of how I'm going to retaliate and what not, I ought to be focusing on myself by contemplating who I am and making myself a better person. By doing so, I fixate less on people and situations with which I have less control and more own my own attitude and well being.
I believe this to be good advice for people from all walks of life, from angry youth who're potential high school drop outs to the deeply religious to a mid-thirties to a middle class technology professional (me). We're all a little deficient in some aspects of our character or life that can be rectified with a little self-reflection. If we spend less time thinking about others and more on making sure our own houses are in order, maybe success will be ours.