A society where everyone is feeling safe .. is really a blessing
But the way we think to get that kind of safeness is misleading in most of the times ..
I am not speaking from a political prospective .. not to be misunderstood .. I am actually talking about that from a human prospective .. where we can consider the political prospective is just part of it ..
the Aim of any society is to achieve the welfare and the safeness to its citizens .. the same goes on a family level .. even for an economic organization it aims to achieve profit “welfare” and to protect its capital “safeness” ..
as we are concerned here by the way we achieve the safeness .. so we can let the “welfare” aim beside in this post ..
From my observations .. I can clearly notice that in most of the times the way we think to achieve safeness is always connected to set more limitations to others’ acts .. strengthening the punishments against peoples’ mistakes ..
that directly means less liberty .. less free thinking .. less creativity .. more fear to cross the limits ..
A society led by fear will never build a civilization ..
On a family level .. you can experience that if your Dad was so strict and that will make you do things because of fear to get punished .. if he were more understanding but still keep the same principles, you will do thing because you love to, and because you feel it’s justified ..
So, where is the weak-point over here?!
it’s in the way we think it’s better to achieve safeness ..
I say: The more we think about SECURITY the more we REDUCE people’s rights and that’s not the right way of THINKING .. WE better think of JUSTICE ..
To give more efforts to achieve justice .. is better than giving the time to set laws that forbid people from doing what you think is wrong ..
Bad people will always find ways to overcome the laws .. but when Justice roles .. their acts won’t be justified even for themselves ..
Will then bad acts stop?! .. sure, NO
Here comes the importance of laws as a second priority .. the first defending wall against bad acts will be good people’s respond to that, customs and traditions that govern a society ..
A justice supported by laws .. Not laws alleged to achieve justice .. where they actually achieve just fear ..
Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) once said ” Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress , rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.“
Aristotle quotes ” In justice is all virtues found in sum. “
In the Islamic heritage there is a quote that states “ With Justice, heavens and Earth were built “
I would finish my post by another quote by Benjamin Franklin, I was referred to, by a friend ..
He Says ” Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both “