In my mind, there is a very distinct difference between justice and vengeance.
Justice is a principle based in objectivity. Vengeance is based in emotion.
Justice is an attempt to fine tune balance in the eternal. Vengeance is an attempt to balance a ledger by any means necessary in the present tense based on the past.
Justice is blind. Vengeance has 20/20 tunnel vision.
Justice is based on reason and logic. Vengeance is based on instinct.
They can, and often do overlap and intertwine in various ways, which may lead to some confusion in the moment.
They can sometimes be the same.
They can sometimes only appear the same.
They can sometimes feel the same.
They can sometimes only appear to feel the same.
And can be everything in between.
They also can be something altogether separate.
- J A Meade, A brief essay inspired by a Hinduism/Taoism/Stoicism philosophical combination
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