i had a story write. i just didn't do anythimg about it.
it goes under the premise, that wishing something bad to happen to someone else, that you hate (well, obviously) , will only bring about trouble for the wisher.
the guy in the story is filled with loathing for those around him. neighbors, workmates, etc. he keeps wishing terrible things to happen to them. only his fare of misery keeps groing.
at last he meets a nemesis charachter. there is hostility on both sides and our guy goes to sleep wishing truly terrible things to happen to the other guy. all he gets is even worse things happening to him.
in the end he catches on to this. he does not /unable to let go of his haterd, but forces hinself to avoid those terrible fanatsies . he becomes more secure and good things happen to him. he will never have a positive relationship with his nemesis. but on the day to day, he avoids internalizing his hatred with these ritualuzed wishes.