Maxwell is a very pitiable character. We can easily sympathize with his rage due the loss of his family during war. The blinding scars of hatred that are etched so deeply on his heart cannot be easily removed and manage to only lead Maxwell down a path of vengeance.
We lose sight of our humanity when we allow the rage within us to be focused on only revenge. We are blinded into believing that what we are doing is right, even though objectively we might be guilty of committing the very actions that we are opposing.
Using rage as a catalyst to right a wrong is not wrong; paradoxically, however, judgment of right and wrong cannot be wise if clouded by rage.
Maxwell was fortunate in finding friends on the Enterprise to eventually guide him away from vengeance. We could all benefit from having such friends ourselves in our reality to come to our aid, when we stray down such blinding destructive paths.
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