While penning this down, I had two thoughts :
- Originally, I wanted to title it as ‘She’, as the quote reflects what I wish to be..But on second thoughts, I decided ‘Justice’ would be better. I believe we all should live such a life, wherein we are dear to the virtuous, but also bold & alert enough to be the terror of the vicious.
- Is Lady Justice really blindfolded these days? The quote reflects what should be, and not necessarily what is. I wish I could say Justice is truly the terror of the wrong these days. But by claiming so, I’ll be creating an optimistic diversion from reality (which is exactly what I’m doing with this quote..idealism, and not necessarily realism). A corrupt judiciary can become dear to the wrong and a fear to the right.
In case anyone is wondering, no..I’m not planning to be a part of the Judicial System. But I believe as citizens and fellow humans, the execution of justice begins at our doorsteps, and within our households. When we blame the system, we are indirectly blaming our own collective social and moral consciousness. The change is to be brought from within, before without.