Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris star in his unsparing Western saga of a man who cannot escape his violent destiny. Heroes and legends rise and fall on the harsh American frontier in Unforgiven.
As citizens in a civilized society, the binding social contract which we all implicitly sign, in part, determines our state of mind. As the balance of power shifts towards the despot, justice becomes more of a fiction than a reality that improves on herself.
Knowing your limits and the overall limits of humanity are part of the ongoing meta-discussion on and about human nature. Assuming we have several working models to identify limitations, we can then benchmark this baseline against the potential of 'where we could go.'