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On Crimes and Criminals

Criminals. Crimes. Punishments. Verdicts. Imprisonments. Fines. All in the name of doing good. To whom? To the "society at large". 
Here is my Facebook status which I updated sometime back:
A criminal may have a super valid justification for having committed his crime. Nevertheless, he remains a criminal. But, what if the criminal doesn't want to be reformed? He doesn't believe in the prisons and the criminal justice system, no verdict affects him, nothing can be done to make him realise what he did was "wrong"? Whereto does the system go? What for are the advocates needed? And, most importantly, what remains of the intrinsic justification of having the blurry myth called LAW?!
I realised that this statement is fundamentally wrong, because it is based on an unverified premise that a "criminal" has a universal definition. That is, I have assumed without evidence that all of us living on this Earth here and now know exactly who is a criminal, what a…

Why I want your issue to stay unresolved

Truth. Right. Wrong. Falsehood. Love. Life.

Has anyone of us understood the true ramifications of all the above concepts? I don't think so. And, they can never be understood completely by us. We, as individuals, are imperfect, and incomplete. Yes, we are the embodiments of divinity itself, but we are the embodiments of the Satan as well. Divinity is to remain elusive to us, insofar as we remain aloof, away from each other, not trying to act as a collective humanity.

You say you are right. I say I am right. You say I am wrong. I say you were wrong. Then, you say, we should learn to stop differentiating between the rights and wrongs of our lives. If this happens, what remains of Law? What remains of morality? In a world where everything is right and everything is wrong, or where nothing is wrong and nothing is right, can we practically exist? You kill me, you are right, you are wrong, you are neither right, you are neither wrong. And, so on, everyone does what he or she finds allur…