Eye for eye,
tooth for tooth,
bruise for bruise,
life for life.
The perfect law of liberty.
Someone once said: if we held to the edicts of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" we'd all be blind and unable to eat.
I'm speaking to a system that is unjust, one that is unwilling to look at the potential of other factors that can affect another's behavior. If someone is otherwise normally peaceful, and then one day they lash out at you, their sudden "out-of-character" actions fall outside of their normal behavior. Something is wrong, they are troubled and they are not acting normally. Troubles almost always pass and the individual will return to their normal/peaceful self. What if they were suffering from a brain tumor? Or what if they had unknowingly consumed some type of mind-altering substance that drastically changed their demeanor?
We now live in a world where our food/water is tainted, the schools teach mostly worthless knowledge, that just perpetuates a sick and dying world to its demise. It seems that humanity is too busy tearing each other, and everything else down, and not building each other up. There's a find a flaw, fixate on the flaw and destroy everything else that is good, because a flaw was discovered. Why not try, saving all this good and work toward correcting the flaw(s)? The former is entropy and the later is negentropy.
If a window is dirty, do you smash it to pieces or clean it?