1. the action of showing something to be right or reasonable
good reason for something that exists or has been done
“the justification of revolutionary action”
“there is no justification for an an increase in charges”
synonyms: reason, basis, rationale, premise, explanation, defence
2. THEOLOGY: the action of declaring or making righteous in the sight of God.
3. FORMATTING/PRINTING: Another term for alignment, justification is the aligning of the top,
bottom, sides, or middle of text or graphic elements on a page.
While text can be left- or right-justified, it typically refers to text that is
aligned to both the left and right margins — also called fully-justified or full justification.
Have you ever been verbally assaulted for a) expressing an opinion or b) disagreeing with someone else’s opinion? As mentioned earlier (see CASTIGATE), I used to be involved with online forums and every now and then, some Neanderthal would hurl invective and try to discredit me. Little did they know this got the adrenaline pumping and made me dig my heels in even more, coming up with one justification after another, while remaining icily calm and courteous. When the name-calling starts, you know they’ve got no ammunition! Above all else, never sink to their level, but instead, dazzle them with your wit and wisdom. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; that’s what free speech is all about. By the same token , we are also free to disagree. Let’s choose to do it with finesse, not ignorance!
Go ahead – make my day and pick a fight! 😉
How about a little Philosophical Critical Thinking on the subject?
“JUSTIFICATION” comes from Late Latin “justificatio“;
from “justificare” (justify)
If you put your mind to it, you can find justification for most anything.
True or false?
Looking forward to your comments!