February 20, 2012
We live in a world and time in which our whole reality is bounded by space and time in which both affect our daily routines, reality and dynamics. We cannot go beyond certain limits that are set, voluntarily and involuntarily, naturally and artificially. Although, there are people who claim that the sky is the limit which sounds a bit paradox and contradictory, even, in which a certain matter that has no limit is put in way it has a limit. Although, we understand, that it is just a saying and way of communicating to others that everything can be possible.
And one wonders and clicks to one’s mind the idea of freedom and right thing in which both are interrelated and interconnected aspects of our life, but they are not and do not function well integrated due to complexities of life in this world in which many things are put in complicated manner than being simple and straightforward. Although we live in the middle of things, we cannot go back and adjust them, but we can have the choice and opportunity to focus on the future after taking the right corrections and adjustments past generation has committed than committing same mistakes as happened before it is too late.
At this point it is not possible to think that this world is in a nice shape. One of the features of such argument is the problematic and the complicated affairs of human life in which even those who are developed nations face their own problems and challenges let alone the developing countries who struggle to survive and fight to resist the problems they face both internally and externally. And thus various groups of societies work day and night to eliminate such problems that do include eliminating those people who do not give them to take a breath too.
One of the major reasons, for this world, to be put in such a shape is that the struggle between belief and thinking that this world is shaped. This word is highly dominated by the belief and its accessories than rational in which belief have been dictating over thinking, since belief is powerful than what thinking delivers. Thinking believes and tries to be compatible with Reality which is progressive, subjective and relative, in cases very objective where as belief has lived being conservative, rigid and fanatic and it was not possible to change or correct it since it is already set. Reality means both the seen and the unseen; discovered and undiscovered and one discovers the undiscovered thru the passage of time. Those who are not discovered are Realities since what people lack is knowledge, acceptance and recognition to such aspect of life, but the unseen and undiscovered do exist in this world too.
While such drama is one the stage, one wonders, in here that are we free!? We are not. We are free as much as we can be, but it is still relative and subjective in which this freedom thing depends on the type of society we live in and the type of governance we face. Generally speaking, human being is not a free being since one is created involuntarily to any given family and other aspects one’s life. However, what one does is, one fits to whichever system and way of life one is exposed and accepted to live.
Such setting is on the way, the question of right becomes very intriguing in which everyone claims that I have the right to do this or that in which right is an element which needs the freedom to act, think and the like. Freedom and rights are mutually supportive to one another. They are integrated and interconnected; and their integration and harmony is directly related and proportional with one another. One’s freedom affects one’s right. If one has no freedom, one has no right. When there is less freedom, there is less right. The corner stone to any kind of right one claim is Freedom. Freedom is not only doing whatever things one wants to do or think, but the choice to do, thus we are not provided a choice to be borne at any given family or place too.
In such arena of life, there are many intriguing aspects one needs to figure out in which the concept of law, rules, policies and the like affect the amount of freedom and right one needs to possesses due to the very nature of such aspects, in which rules and laws are mainly characterized by; do this, do not do this, in which they command and put certain pressure on the side of the doers. Although, it is not possible to establish stability and order in the life of society without having laws, policies and regulation, they affect our reality and freedom and rights too.
As one wonders on the types of laws, policies and the like one faces, this start from any given home that has a family framework in which wives or husbands tell with each other, do not do this, or do that; then one goes to the office, turn on the computer or the light or then when one goes to the government institution, you have to bring this or that in order to get something. Our life is daily shaped with such daily routines, which snatches our rights, freedom and the like under the cover; you have the right to get something when you have fulfilled this and that thing.
Rights are in most cases conditional matters. When we are told by any company are government agencies, they tell us that we have the rights along with our obligations in which such rights can be respected when we fulfill certain obligations otherwise our rights cannot be respected and delivered. While our daily interactions are going on, one lives with tit for tat types of relationships with others. At the end of the day, one’s reality is somewhere else, but one still claims that one is free being telling others as if one has every right on others, by claiming, this is my right, this is my stuff and the like; in reality such aspects of one’s life are gone and shaped to different reality without even noticing them. Where is one’s reality?
We are somehow engineered to think and behave in certain way depending on the type of mindset, ideologies and other aspects of life one is programmed. Thus one claim that one is free due to the fact that one is better than others, but not from the real concept or point of freedom. As far as we live in a world where space and time governs, the maximum is told and demarcated, and the minimum is also told and demarcated, we live in the between lines and demarcations, and our freedom, rights and other interrelated aspects of life goes within this limits and boundaries.
Even if, one does not exercise the utmost freedom and right one needs to exercise, the very existence of such things gives comforts and strength to one’s reality in which such existence of freedom and rights creates certain form and way of life than the feeling of depression and stresses one is obliged to accept. Such existence of freedom and rights avoid the anxiety people could face in their daily lives and routines even if they do not practice. Otherwise they live with stress and conflicts with their own selves and the reality, by creating another field of study—the anxiety and stress management one.
Hence, as every given individuals has right, freedom, choice, beliefs or principles, obligation, duties and responsibilities while interacting and communicating with another given person, society or community and institution; every community, society, and institution has their own respective right, freedom, choice, laws, policies and the like. When there is a will and desire to create a better world and dynamics, respect, tolerance, understanding and forbearance are the key elements that are required to exist as a society and a community, and the maturity of any given community or nation is measured on how far it is tolerant and understanding with each other.
Mistakes are common in every individuals lives as it is true of any given community or society and institution. Even God makes mistakes, the point is we do not know, but we assume it does not, but there is no proof as to it, and the point in here is that, or the mistake goes on the original claim and assumption in which many could think as if they are infallible, whatever conception and interpretation is delivered towards it. All are subjected to err, the point in here is not on the mistake people commit, but on the perception ad understanding people have on mistakes. Mistakes are tools for learning and on the learning curve, but they are not path to hell.
The other thing in here, for instance, is connected to beliefs and values going on behind the stage. When a given nation wants to have prosperity in its domain and sets vision for years ahead, every community member has its own share, in fact the lion share goes to the mass otherwise the government or whatever institution cannot do it without the help of the public which consists of various members of communities and societies. In this case, prosperity is defined in having or possessing huge amount of material wealth so that everyone can have good life. However, when most of the rich people or those who make wealth or money are tied up with superstitious beliefs or associated or related with the witch-crafting stuff behind and they make money by opening or doing business in front as well, it is not possible to reach the desired point since the behind or the drama is different and the wealth is not healthy and nice. Thus a given nation suffers for centuries and ages since it is tied up with many superstitious beliefs and drama behind. the problem is not on the front, but on the drama going on behind the curtain.
Whatever systematic approach is designed, whichever ideology is entertained, whoever is the leader, wherever one resides, such aspect of life is one of the worst diseases such given community or society is suffering in which the cure is not an easy drug, the proper physician is not yet found, and the right prescription is not there unless the root problem and cause, which is the wrong belief, assumptions, and value making already installed in the minds of the many is totally removed without any precondition. Otherwise, the fate of such given community or society is crystal clear, and it will continue being slaves to idle fancy and vain imaginings that shape the present and the current, in which the future is crystal clear since future can not be built upon yesterday idle belief, but with today’s situation and condition which is inherited from yesterday.
Therefore, it is quite interesting to note in here that the idea of diametrically opposite approaches of understanding of problems versus solution things in which those problems that have vertical characters could be delivered horizontal solutions in which the idea and the way one understand such problems should be one area in the Social Engineering arena. In places and societies where belief and the way it is formulated and organized is the root problem, whatever systemic and organized solutions are devised, unless and otherwise the root cause which the belief system and the way such system is perceive is altered, there will not be any given change and significant move in that given society. The Greek thinker, Protagoras, said, “Man is the measure of all things”. It is not the amount of economy or the number of buildings that matter, what matter is the transformation of the lives and thinking of human society.