When we give and receive.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the fourteenth in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
A contract binds two parties. Each one accepts a part of responsibility and rights which yields and commits itself to respect. In the case of a social contract, access to this equality represents a right-responsibility that society undertakes to provide to the individual. In return, the individual undertakes to contribute, using resources, to create value for other individuals. They also commit to receiving these resources. For example, access to public health rights could be conditional on compliance with standardized vaccination.
It must be understood here that it is not a question of violating the rights and freedoms of each person, but rather of managing the chaos that freedom generates, and rightly so. Freedom means that there are no limits. The universal limit remains not to interfere with each person’s freedom of choice, but to protect oneself from causing harm to others. If free choice leads to harming oneself, so be it, but no one can choose on behalf of another.
This is where parental rights become problematic. Can a person who voluntarily goes to live in northern Quebec, without causing harm to others, in other words, in harmony with their environment, take their own children with them in this choice? Can a child be deprived of a social contract by their parent? My answer is no. The principle of equality means that everyone should have equal opportunities, but you could imagine that an adult could decide of their own free will to leave the social contract and deprive themself of the benefits it provides.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Coach Danny