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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Posted by Phlipper on July 14, 2009 at 14:42

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. I always viewed it as a form of promised revenge, but someone recently told me that it is really a limiter of revenge, meaning do no worse to someone than what they did to you. Don't escalate the revenge. I hadn't thought of it that way. Anyone else find this enlightening?