Rights?

1422057_35148924 arfhasan spring in Toronto!

( Photo credit: arifhasan)

The burglar crept stealthily through the house, his eyes darting everywhere.

His mission? To steal, to kill and to destroy.

The home owner woke up with a start, his heart in his mouth.

He was sure there was an intruder.

He stood up and made his way downstairs.

And their eyes met.

There was a scuffle and the burglar screamed,

‘I know my rights!’

The home owner yelled,

‘Your rights comes with responsibility.’

‘I know my rights,’ has been the song of the free for a long time, especially in the developed countries. Expectedly, several people have abused this freedom. Imagine the terrorist who killed innocent people, claiming human rights, or convicted criminals trying to buy their freedom through crazy scheming lawyers. I reckon we should all have rights but we shouldn’t trample on other people’s rights as well. We are all the same, brown, black, white, orange or whatever colour, race or creed. We are humans, and we should respect one another.

Just like this beautiful picture taken in Spring time Toronto, that’s how delicate ‘Rights’ are, so beautiful but very fragile…

Thanks for reading my post, have a great weekend friends.

Much love, always. 🙂

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31 comments on “Rights?

  1. FCEtier says:

    You’re right!
    Mutual respect is the key.

  2. Uzoma says:

    To respect the rights of others is an outward sign of love. It’s sad that some people have chosen not to see life this way. Thanks for sharing, sis.

  3. ioniamartin says:

    Much love to you in return Seyi! Beautifully said and what an amazing photo!

  4. Seyi, respect is so essential for a civil society. Thank you for another wise reminder for all of us.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Well,l said, and very true !!

  6. lol, supposed to say Well said, not well, I said, opps, but I do agree and think we all need to think about that , and so many things we believe are rights are privilages we sometimes need to earn !!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      We really need to think about it, and the sooner we do the better others will be at peace in this beautiful world. And we’ll all live happily ever after! Thanks for your visit!
      Much love. 🙂

  7. Ike says:

    “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16

    The Ten Commandments accomplish many things at once. For one… they define human rights. “You shall not steal….” for example… means that every person has a right to his possessions. God says so. To steal… therefore… is even more than a violation of a person’s rights… it is a violation of God himself… for it is God who gives every person his hard-earned things. God commands us to humble ourselves before his arrangement of reality… including our neighbor’s property.

    The ninth commandment… against bearing false witness…. means that a person has a right to his good name. God makes a person’s reputation a sacred thing. God listens to every whisper. God watches every “like” on Facebook. God notes every retweet and comment. God reads every email. God hears every phone call. Our discourse about one another matters to God above. It matters to him so much that he included this in the Ten Commandments.

    To diminish a person’s good name by spin… lies… exaggerations… slanders… incomplete accounts… misrepresentations… self-serving narratives… one-sided versions of events… not including the facts unfavorable to oneself — there are many ways we can violate the ninth commandment. And we do. It is one of the primary ways we do violence to one another… dishonor God… deconstruct a gospel culture… replace it with an anti-gospel culture that God cannot bless… and scare unbelievers away from our churches. God deserves churches in this world marked by beauty… humaneness… restraint… kindness… humility… where every reputation is guarded as a sacred thing… for Jesus’ sake.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      This is like a complete post, or a sermon. Well said Ike, I can’t fault any of this. It’s the absolute truth. Thanks for your comment and do drop by again. Have a great week ahead!
      Blessings. 🙂

  8. ledrakenoir says:

    Excellent written dear Seyi Sandra – very often we see, when someone talks about freedom and rights – it is their own freedom and rights they worry about – we forget that freedom and those rights must apply to all and go both ways… 😉

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right dear friend! Every one deserves freedom and respect, there are no lesser humans, we’re all the same. Thanks for your comment and visit. Have a great week ahead!
      🙂

  9. lucewriter says:

    Hah, so true! Well put, Seyi Sandra!!

  10. This is so true. Some of us have our rights ripped out of our hands. then we must fight to regain them. None the less we can’t take them for granted.

  11. There are boundaries to every right. Those who step out those boundaries, are the culprit.

    Is ‘culprit’ the right word here?

  12. adamjasonp says:

    Rights or no rights, respect comes first.  Mutual respect.

  13. Excellent commentary about rights. The photo is beautiful!

  14. When we treat everyone with mutual respect, we’ll definitely have a better world.
    🙂

  15. RoSy says:

    Interesting how criminals only remember human rights when it comes to themselves…

  16. Well said, Seyi 🙂 Have a lovely weekend

  17. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Stunning photo, Seyisandra.

    You are very humanist. I like what you wrote, meaningful.

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