I am sick of hearing the words ‘Justice’ and ‘Being good’ and ‘Being noble’ and ‘moving on’’ Come on, open your eyes and you will see that we are certainly not living in a just world! Well, you can always fight for justice in our appointed court of law for certain crimes, when someone has stolen your wallet or beaten you to a pulp or for corruption and a few other issues. These are accepted as crime because they are in some manner objectively measurable like finance or bodily harm or discrimination.
But what about the many crimes that remain socially unlegislated, undocumented, and unrecognized? People constantly hurt each other in ways that various societies cannot yet afford to acknowledge. In many societies personal abuse of a wife or a husband or a lover still goes unpunished. Even in supposedly advanced cultures, the social resources do not yet exist to document and punish parents who verbally abuse their children. Yet children are damaged for life after this type of abuse. What about suicide which causes unbearable sorrow to those left behind?
There are many kinds of pain, misery, and grief which must remain deeply private. So, due to either society’s inability to recognize the crime or the inherently private nature of the damage, there are many ways for one person to be hurt by another person which may never be publicly redressed. Especially those that happen within a marriage or a core partnership. Continue Reading