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There's a difference between revenge and justice.

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Actually, I might disagree. Making a person suffer as much pain as they've caused seems like revenge to me, if that's what you're referring to.

@fuzala justice is sweet revenge may be bittersweet

Revenge would also be sweet if it were called justice and had the same connotation.

Both are a desire to make another feel pain for your own satisfaction because they wronged you in some way. They both are an enjoyment of another's pain, and I fail to see the distinction.

@Watchful_questioneer Revenge would also be sweet if it were called justice and had the same connotation. Both are a desire to make...

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I looked both terms up in the dictionary
and the meaning of justice looked much prettier than the meaning of revenge

the former was fair
while the latter could be vindictive

@fuzala http://answers.yahoo.com/questi...4042223AA1UQOk I looked both terms up in the dictionary and the...

I think that they have partial overlaps over each other. But actually bringing some sort of harm to a party because of something bad they did in an effort to balance it is revenge and justice. And I don't think revenge is ever right. I guess there is, but forms of justice that bring harm to a party are as good as revenge to me. Acquittal is justice but not revenge, so you're right, though.

Revenge:
Party A does something wrong; Party B makes them suffer for that choice to their own delight

Justice:
Party A does something wrong; Party B makes them suffer for that choice...because they deserved it

The only difference is the participants' attitudes towards the retribution. But actually, most people delight in "justice" so you could even say the attitudes are the same

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