As you may have guessed by my previous post, I’ve been watching “Hell Girl” lately. It’s such a creepy anime but I have to admit I’m completely fascinated.
What intrigues me most is the bargain. If I had to go to hell as payment for sending someone else to hell, I wouldn’t do it. Call me judgmental but I assume the people I think should go to hell will end up there eventually with no interference on my part. And I think most of my peers feel the same way: it wouldn’t be worth giving up the joys of heaven just to send someone to hell now. I’ll suffer through putting up with them during this lifetime, as painful as it may be, rather than putting up with hell forever.
So are we half-assed in our revenge? Are we selfish? Is it a cultural thing? Are the Japanese just more thorough in their revenge and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure it’s done properly? What would someone have to do to make me gladly spend eternity in hell to get back at them? Am I presumptuous to think I would get into heaven so I really have nothing to lose by trading my soul for vengeance?
I really want to hear your thoughts on this…