Is justice just another name for vengeance

Revenge - retaliation for injustice suffered

Vengeance is an act by which we seek retribution against someone who has betrayed us or feels emotionally wounded and deeply offended. We feel attacked, treated unfairly, humiliated or exploited and want to bring about justice with revenge and get back at the other. Motives such as hatred, feelings of jealousy and hurt are behind the revenge.

Frequent reasons for thoughts and acts of revenge are:

  • To cheat on,
  • Being abandoned by the partner, abuse of trust,
  • Sexual lovelessness,
  • Violence,
  • Disinterest
  • Devaluing oneself,
  • Termination.

In order to maintain our respect for ourselves and to restore "justice", we plan an act of revenge. Through retaliation or revenge, we want to punish the other and make him understand: "Not with me". The acts of revenge are seldom impulsive. Usually they are very well planned and thought out.

The principle of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, leaves only the blind and the toothless on both sides.
Martin L. King

There is the vengeance that we only dream of and the vengeance actually carried out. If we take revenge, there is a risk that the other will take revenge on us in return and that we will get into a vicious circle.

Hate is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
G. B. Shaw