Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rights and Right

We are a society that tends to think in terms of rights, and not so much of responsibility or right or justice. Justice "is a moral quality or habit which perfects the will and inclines it to render to each and to all what belongs to them."

One might think of justice as a balance between my rights and the rights of another. I have a right to drive to the market, but balancing that with the right to life of another shopper, I have no right to drive my car over the other who is walking from his parked car to the market.

This balance of rights is often out of whack today.

We might get a better balance by thinking of the other fellow's rights before our own.

Just a thought.

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