Would you agree that almost all of us suffer more or less because of issues of injustice? Let’s take a very wide approach of the word “justice” not referring just to the legal things, to law, but also in relationships, regarding what is fair and what is not. Isn’t it right that most of us suffer (psychologically) from this sense that what happens to us is not fair? Friends complain about the frustrating unfair social system, volunteers say NGOs treat refugees and volunteers unfairly, NGOs complain on how bad do volunteers treat them, people get irritated with the fact that NGOs offer a good salary to the people they recruit etc. There is always around a sense of irritation because of unfair treatment, because of injustice. But what is justice? Isn’t it a consolidation of principles about what is right and what is wrong made from the human mind? Justice didn’t exist before human mind and justice will end with the ceasing of human mind. Justice is real, but justice is not true. Made by the partial human mind, justice is necessarily partial, objective.. this as result necessarily creates immense confusion.. several objective codes of justice rise in several societies.. also several personal codes of justice are created. The most unexpected finding is that it’s quite common that one goes against one’s own code of justice.
So i blame the totally unfair social system and at the same moment i take advantage of it for my personal interest.. and then i justify myself saying “i had no choice”.. or i say “it’s unfair that he works 2 hours everyday and makes $100 while i work 10 hours everyday and make $30″.. the question is who says this is unfair?.. and if the one i complain about raises the question “but isn’t it unfair that i invested some money and took an important risk while you didn’t took this risk.. so it would be unfair if i wouldn’t enjoy this privilege”. In such a disagreement both parts can express dozens of arguments and if we are serious at all we will see that such discussion actually never ends. Why? Because we speak of justice and justice being something partial, it creates only confusion.. that’s its nature.
Now if we see its falseness, its partial nature, the very moment that we sink into this sense that we are victims of injustice, probably this sense evaporates!
PS: Once someone seriously questions the actual basis of justice/injustice many escape from another “emergency exit”.. of identifying with the physical needs.. so once someone sees that psychologically there is no reason to worry about injustice one may call on the physical necessity that this injustice should end because its crucial for one’s own survival. This makes confusion even more intense..