posted on May, 31 2009 @ 09:52 AM
Because pain can never be returned in the exact measure it was dealt.
So there's an imbalance. How is balance restored? When the target/victim says so?
People live with past injury everyday. Who's to say one type of loss is greater than another? If it causes pain and grief, how is one person's grief
more profound than another's?
There are people who wouldn't hesitate to inflict the dealth penalty for what others would consider minor crimes or no crime.
Just the desire for revenge doesn't mean they're justified in having that wish; a lot of people who've committed crimes feel they've been unjustly
If people are given the chance for revenge, though, it's in proportion to how deeply wronged they felt, rather than the actual objective fact
of the injury.
You can kill a murderer for murdering, but when they're a corpse, so what?
To retaliate is to respond quickly in like manner to a perceived(or real) injury or attack.
How about when someone wishes someone else would suffer pain or injury or loss, but the person wishing not being in a position to inflict said
injury or pain or loss themselves?
What effect does that have? In spiritual terms at least, or their input in to the collective mind?
Having said that, yes, surprisingly, death may come at the hand of the vengeance seeker, on occasions, who can tell?