Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Yes but some people...

Their is a argument in the world that I really find annoying, the yes but a minority needs to be "controlled/protected/saved/can't deal with it/don't understand" argument. It comes up in just about every argument about rules and/or society and usually to excuse why a "common sense" rules exist or why we need something we don't really need. While I do agree that some people are indeed like that (that they need additional rule/punishment to live in society or follow it rule) I find it frustrating that we as a society are always limiting our self because of a few. Wouldn't it be easier to just have a common sense law like: "if you don't follow common sense your gonna be punished"? I really don't think it is possible but it really annoys me to see all the limitation we put on our self because of that minority.

3 comments:

yofed said...

Common sense differs for everybody. For us, not hitting is common sense. Not for a child. For people in Vanuatu (correct me if I am wrong), it is common sense to go barefoot. Here, don't try to go anywhere barefoot! Not every situation/location/people call for the same common sense.

asaathi said...

Yes but common sense remain common senses, it only takes a few minutes to realise in winter that going barefood would be stupid. Teaching a kid not to hit people is also common sense and people wouldn't hold a child responsable.

yofed said...

Being barefoot in summer is not acceptable either here, look at the doors of restaurants and malls!