>> January 4, 2020
>> Blog Post #4
Laws come and go
Or at least they have a better chance at posterity.
Seems like the palpable discontent that people have in a lot of countries these days is targeted at governments or very large corporations.
This corrupt politician, this cheating chief executive something. You’ve all heard these stories. Worse, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and needless to say most of us know that a large majority of these people get away with what you and I could not.
Sometimes the stories are even more complicated. With people getting away with what you feel is wrong, deep down inside of you. Yet somehow, whatever they have done is not condoned by law.
This is where personal values and morality are important. Not the bullshit kind put out by PR professionals on behalf of well-paying companies in need of a little reputation brush-up. No. Personal values. What you stand for. What you are willing to accept. What you would agree to do or accept be done to you.
And sometimes, when corruption becomes rampant in society, when the powerful feel they can live according to different standards than you or me, you have to think hard about what is accepted by law and what is right.
I feel that the gap between what is right and what is legal is widening. I think it’s a sign of the times. And I strongly believe that in these times, it is important to focus on what feels right.
Think of it. At some point of time, slavery was legal.
Try to take a look at the world today and at your life. Think about it for a week or two while you read the news or listen to stories you hear at work of at dinner time. Is this right? Do I agree with it? And if you don’t think about what you feel you should be doing.
People around the world are standing up for very different reasons. But it often comes down to fighting for what is right.