Wednesday, 10 December 2014

kindness...

... is better than shoes!

I'm writing this after reading some gruesome news from my home country... Yes, I know, I have said many times that I should stop doing this because it is all always bad and it only makes me miserable or angry, both feelings that I do try to avoid consciously... But I did read and I do keep being interested and oh, well... I cannot change who I am...

So I read, not just the article but also the comments from the other readers and I realise that people have lost all kindness! No, really!! Everyone is so quick to accuse, to judge and condemn, to point the finger, to refuse to even accept a shred of doubt about ones "crimes", to throw the criminal in jail and even worse and deny them all rights even those basic human ones...

No, I am not saying that criminals should walk around us free, no, they should be justly tried and if found guilty the should pay back society for the wrongdoing however, hold your horses people, don't be so ready to volunteer for the inquisition, don't have the firing squad all prepared before the trial is over! And even if the accused is guilty, please award them their rights even if your emotions say they are not worth it... judge with logic, not emotion...

A society in my view is being judged not by the way it treats its best members but by the way it treats its worst ones! Even criminals have rights and those should be respected! That's what a society is all about, respecting and protecting everyone's rights and responsibilities, maintaining justice, providing for education, social services, health and yes, punishing crime too. But no crime in my mind is worth the capital punishment, no punishment should be bigger than the crime and justice should be served for all equally and independently! But above all, let's just find it in our hearts to be kind to those who have hurt us, who have hurt the society, stop the vicious circle of violence and give a chance...

I mean, it's almost Christmas, people!!

3 comments:

@T said...

I would not appeal to its being Christmas. We need this every day. It is absolutely basic.

I love your post. I want to tell you to hold on, to keep being one of those who will speak for the voiceless. There are fights like this not only in your country, but also in mine and others, and even in our workplace.

@T

CC said...

Thank for your kind words and thank you for reminding me that kindness is indeed needed every day, not just because it's Christmas... Yes, there are fights everywhere and we cannot stay neither silent nor apathetic...

@T said...

You are better than any sort of footwear I have ever seen. Just saying.