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?!?!?!?


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:  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:                          Baking In A Tornado                                       The Momisodes                     Someone Else’s Genius                          FBX Adventures (In Parenting)                     Spatulas on Parade                Stacy Sews and Schools                         Confessions of a part time working mom                        Outmanned                  Evil Joy Speaks                         Impoverished Vegan                  Climaxed               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy      Silence of the Mom