What is the true essence of justice as we know it?

Every day I’m surrounded by people. I see people.  I judge people. I see them around me all the time, I think about what they are thinking. It doesn’t matter where I am and who I’m with, or what I’m doing, I’m almost constantly surrounded by people 24/7. You may think that I’m crazy, or I party a lot, or I’m that over-socialized, but the truth is that we are like that whether or not we admit it to ourselves. We are never alone. A little part of us is constantly connected to someone else, or something made by someone else, which in a way is basically the same thing. So let’s look at the world as a huge spider web of links between people. You find it hard to accept that you are constantly linked to someone else? Well, take a look at what you are wearing – you’re wearing name tags on your clothes made by people to be worn by people, you are constantly wearing a link to that clothes manufacturer. How about your phone or your lap top? You are constantly connected to someone else by conscious or subconscious choices – by your judgment. Now my point is probably not making any sense to you in the concept of the assignment and even less with its title but I ask for your patience. I value your time. I’m always surrounded by people. I am aware of it. I judge people. I just can’t help it. That’s how I live. But you and me – we are not so different from each other…

Our choices and our judgment make a difference. Our judgment can turn into a statement, which is often directed by the choices we’ve made in the past.  And although not every single one of our statements define us, in the end we are what we do and we are what we think. Have you ever looked in the eyes of a murderer? Do you know what they might have been thinking or feeling while committing the crimes?  They have made what you do every day – they’ve made a statement, prior to absence of rationality, judgment, and they have made a choice in a matter of an instance. They’ve made a wrong choice. “As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn’t know the bad he might do.” (Elias Canetti “Secret heart of the clock”).  So if a person makes the wrong choice by killing in a matter of instant, because that’s all it takes in the end to take someone’s life, and that person is a murderer, what kind of people are we if we sentence that person to death after days of decision making? Could believing in greater power than ourselves free us from the burden of common justice? If our nature is to judge, and we are trying to progress and escape from our primitivism then may be the essence of true justice is that man is not cut out to create it, he can only follow it.