When you wish you had a crystal ball, or not.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This post is the eighth of a series of fifteen posts about freedom during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
I think we need to give another example of freedom before we link it to the current crisis. For example, every weekend, my neighbours, (the same as in yesterday’s example) use motor vehicles with an acceptable decibel level, but which still generate a background noise that is louder than the sound of nature in our neighbourhood. Could I argue that they’re interrupting my freedom? Well, no. I have to agree to give them this freedom so that I can take it back to do my sport every day. In the same way that if a vehicle is parked in the public road, right in front of my basketball net, I must accept it in exchange for the freedom I grant myself to do my sport on the public road. But what if this vehicle was my neighbour’s and they deliberately parked it there to take away my freedom? In this case, your neighbour would be guilty of serious social negligence and would risk having their right to freedom revoked for deliberately taking it away from others.
Note that the word in bold evokes a premeditated intention that wouldn’t be acceptable in a free society.
To be continued tomorrow…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on May 15, 2020 by Coach Danny