Evil Joy Speaks

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I Have Spoken…Thus It Shall Be.

Yesterday something happened in my world that rocked me.  And that event will be discussed in another blog post.  But it got me thinking. Why does bad stuff happen?  Why aren’t laws created to keep all safe and uphold values to which each of us could subscribe?  Is the system flawed?  Are we flawed?

As humans, we must value each other.  I believe in many things and those beliefs set me apart from others on more occasions than I’d care to admit.  I am in NO way saying I’m right or wrong, just often I find myself on the opposite side of ‘the’ issue than those surrounding me.  Sometimes, I admit, I take the opposite side just to see if I can see the issue from a different point of view.  I’m a HUGE advocate of ‘agree to disagree.’  For instance I often ask my friends of different religious beliefs to explain why and how their belief system works.  Not in order to be converted and certainly not to judge.

But to understand.

While I try hard to hold to my belief that good exists in all people, I often fail when faced with evils.  And by evils I mean events and the people behind the events that rob another of their right to happiness.  Somewhere there is someone who loves the person who did wrong.  Right?  I often ask myself, “What if that criminal or offender were my child?  Wouldn’t I love them, evil and all?”  Many times I’m left with a question in my mind of what line would have to be crossed for that conviction to be false?

Given the opportunity to create a law, what would that law be?  And what would be the reward for upholding said law?  And the punishment for breaking it?

Keeping in mind my given name is Joy….If I could create a law…

 

The Golden Rule.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

 

The reward for upholding the law is the intrinsic value of having done the right thing.

The punishment….I don’t know.  I simply can’t answer that question.

If one were to follow the Golden Rule then it is clear.  If you steal, something is taken from you.  But then the person passing judgement on you is judging.  Therefore that individual must be judged.  It’s like a mobius strip of events.  Where does it stop and where does it start?

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I think it boils down to trying to follow the Golden Rule.  Be kind.  Do the right thing.  Be compassionate.  Remember you haven’t walked their path when you find yourself quick to judge.  Support each other rather than break each other down.

Just do it.  I have spoken.  Thus it shall be.

EJ out – to braid and blow-dry hair on spawn.  Golden Rule…does that mean someone else will do my hair?!?!?!?

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My prompt : If you could create a law that would be upheld worldwide, what law would you create and what would the punishment be for breaking this law?

It was submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  If you haven’t checked out this blog you should.  Right now.  And all of the other blogs listed below.  Do it.  Do it now.  (Said in best Arnold voice.)

Secret Subject Swap

 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

 

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                     Someone Else’s Genius

http://fbxadventures.blogspot.com                          FBX Adventures (In Parenting)

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                     Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                Stacy Sews and Schools

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                         Confessions of a part time working mom

http://www.outmannedmommy.com                        Outmanned

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                  Evil Joy Speaks

http://www.impoverishedvegan.com                         Impoverished Vegan

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                  Climaxed

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                                 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

http://dinoheromommy.com/                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

https://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com      Silence of the Mom

9 Comments

  1. AMEN!!! I agree! If everyone would just be kind to one another, put themselves in other people’s shoes, the world be a MUCH better place.

  2. wow…what a great prompt and even better response. Just being kind, curteous, and understanding would go a long way…

  3. Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

    May 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Excuse while jump up and down and scream “Yes!”

    Totally love this post. Kindness goes a lot further than we realize. If we expect to get love and kindness from others , we should first put it out in the universe.

  4. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. So often people, especially children, focus on what others do and try to excuse holding themselves to lower standards because of it. NO. Be the best you that you can be.

  5. Be kind. Do the right thing. Be compassionate.

    That’s all it takes.

    EJ for president!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Yes!!! Love your post!!! Thank you for using my prompt so wonderfully!!! I’m always encouraging people to stop judging. To stop promoting hate and start promoting love. To treat other people the exact way they want to be treated, regardless of how they’re treated. People don’t realize how two wrongs don’t equal out into a right. It just simply lowers you to standards you dislike in another. Hate can grow to quickly. We shouldn’t give it that opportunity. Beautiful post!!! Thank you!!!

  7. I think it is we that are flawed. That whole “it’s human nature” bit is just an excuse. I’m 100% with this post. You get back what you put out in the world.

  8. What a great response!! You nailed this one!

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