A just man. He stands on the side of the right with such conviction, that neither the passion of a mob, nor the violence of a despot can make him overstep the bounds of reason. Baltasar Gracian
Misunderstanding the true meaning of the word “fair” is where many people get confused when it comes to the subject of justice. The word “fair” implies being reasonable or unbiased. It does not, however, mean what most people think that it means. Most people, when they use the word “fair,” use it to mean “the same or equal,” but that is not always the case.
While the word “fair” can mean being treated equal, it doesn’t have to mean equal. Is it fair to hold the mentally retarded man to the same standards as the man with an IQ of 160? Of course not! This would not be acting in a reasonable way; there would be no wisdom in that. This would be ridiculous and highly unfair, but it would be treating the two men the same. Treating people fairly is not synonymous with treating them exactly the same.
True justice means that the right thing is done in every individual situation, not that the exact same thing is done in every specific situation. There is a big distinction between doing the right thing in a specific situation and doing the same thing in a specific situation. Real justice takes effort, insight and wisdom; it is not a cookie cutter process. The problem is that too many people in today’s society do not understand this. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the #1 Bestseller, MEN of the CODE, available from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017JA1ZUM or from http://thewisdomwarrior.com/.
found @ 149 likes ON 2017-05-27 07:10:37 BY ME.ME