adventures in dysthymia

Monday, May 23, 2016

Of Human Rights and Wrongs

I do not believe that humans have innate, ‘God-given’ rights. Our only right is to exist for some brief period of time and make the best of it. Any human rights in a political sense are taken and held by our own strength. They are not given to us.

But we must resist ‘human wrongs.’ We must recognize when we are treating others badly. Those who are different from us may not have a right to equal treatment but we would be wrong not to accord it to them.

Do not expect others to give you the rights you think you deserve. Rather, do them no wrong. Perhaps they will repay you in the same manner; perhaps they will not. But you have done what is right.

Stephen Brooke ©2016

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