I was raised by an attorney.
One of the reasons I brag about my Dad, is that he said the reason he wanted to be an attorney was because one of the most important things in life to him was "fairness," and he felt he could help people get "fairness" because he had a profound sense of what "fairness" is.
And the most important principle behind the "laws" of our Judicial system is "fairness."
"Fairness for the accusers, and "fairness" for the accused.
Our Judicial system is supposed to be "fair" to both parties, so true "punishment" or "personal responsibility" for our actions can be enforced "accurately" and "fairly."
He never talked about the money he earned...he only talked about the "fair justice" he helped some good person achieve, or the "fair" punishment he made sure that some bad person received.
And my Dad was always fair to me and my siblings. So he practiced what he preached...and that's why we love him...he was a "fair" and "just" person....and so I am, too.
Hope that helps...
· 1 decade ago