“Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
They want equal rights for all. Well, they say so.
These people are justice oriented. They want fairness and equality for themselves as well as for others. They agree to the importance of social activities like human rights, fighting for justice and equality. Such things appeal them.
They want themselves as well as others to walk on socially acceptable norms. They might also be among those who fight for the less fortunate or can be involved with people like animal right activists, social activists etc.
Everybody, at some point faces a situation where they have choices that are equally favorable. A person either makes a choice based on his beliefs or based on his instincts. Psychologists term this situation as “cognitive dissonance”. It is a kind of discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values. These justice oriented people firmly stick to their beliefs in any situation.
They do not accept partiality even is if it favoring them. They want equality for all. Their only perspective of viewing everything is based on justice and injustice. They over-emphasize on justice for everyone.
Sometimes, these people drag in the justice factor and inflate the situation where only some efficiency is all that is required. Such people can be easily fooled when they are convinced that there is some injustice happening.
Once, two cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces. But one piece was slightly bigger than the other. Both the cats wanted the bigger piece. Then they went to a monkey and asked to sort out the matter.
The monkey said, "Don't worry. I'll make both the pieces equal. Then it took a bite from the bigger piece. But this made the other piece larger. So it took a bite from the other piece. This continued till the pieces became very small.
Seeing this, the cats pleaded, "Sir! We are satisfied. Let us have the pieces now."
The shrewd monkey replied, "This is my fee for sorting out the problem." Saying this, it he took the remaining pieces and gulped them up.
So we notice how the monkey took advantage of the fact that the cats were focusing on nothing but justice.
Whenever they see injustice happening around them, they make sure to correct it; they give priority to justice and not the situation they are in, during that moment. This extremism in their behavior for justice can be unhealthy for their loved ones too; in the process of doing justice to others they might end up doing injustice to the ones they are responsible for.
Being just is a good thing; but as the saying goes “too much of anything is harmful” may be to others, may be to yourself.
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