My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
Rape is a relative term.
A decent point, in a way. It just depends on your point of view. And then there's always the whole point about who is right.
Damned if you do...damed if you don't
marty, I have to agree with this only in a special circumstance, overall I disagree. I believe fighting against injustice is what pushes human civilization to a better (more just) condition. As matter of fact, China can be an example of "not fighting against injustice" and the result is injustice prevails.
Often times when we as humans are looking out to better things for others we often don't see the toes we are stepping on.
there are good guys and there are bad guys.
Why fight for a better tomorrow, when you could relax and have a better today?
So true ...like the current situation in Syria.
I'm not sure if I agree with this one though, certainly, there are examples where this is true. But I think about how far humanity has come over many, many years. We've got a ways to go but are on the right path.
I guess it does depend on what the actual struggle is. Tough one though.
Well said. Better to be for Justice than against Injustice.
In many struggles, the "just" part can be lost along the way. But what is the alternative? To not try to make things better or to right a wrong? Even if the attempt can be imperfect, I still think it 's worth it to try.
I couldn't agree more... I've seen it too many times. People protecting bullies.
No argument here, Marty. I no longer feel guilty about not being chronically outraged. For every good fight that's fought, there's a losing battle.
Really Kris? Do you really believe that? Consider Mandela's story for example.
@Marty,I understand you as meaning that the need to struggle against injustice is itself another injustice heaped upon injustices. Is that how you meant it?
I can't agree with this one. Maybe I don't understand it. MLK Jr., Mandela, Gandhi, etc.I can't see their acts as unjust. What do you think?
I believe we should always fight against injustice, but perhaps this aphorism is more about “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”