RESPECT Respect is such a fundamental cultural value. It involves our freedom and our boundaries in relationship. People say, “You need to earn Respect”. I would say rather, that essentially we owe each other respect, universally; that is, we each deserve each other’s respect. The only time that you have got to earn respect, is [...]
The feminine gender, So tender; Fair, Filled with motherly care: What does that man lack Who does a woman smack, Punch, and kick till her ribs crack? And that, not just once – But regularly, on his whim would he upon her dignity pounce! Is such a person a man or a worm That he [...]
The essential component of evil is not the absence of a sense of sin or imperfection but the unwillingness to tolerate that sense. – M. Scott Peck “Have you no conscience?” – this we usually get asked by someone who senses that our conduct offends what is right and just. Webster defines conscience as – [...]
To remain free of anger or blame, yet to respond to the transgressor – this is the challenge one faces when transgressed against; so that one’s actions are not propelled by vengeful retaliation, but rather are motivated from the sense of what is right, just and healthy: to remain under this imperative is to engender [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by Riedwaan.
Throughout human history, abuse has been an ubiquitous phenomenon in society: showing its ugly face in various guises. The expression of it varies from subtle to coarse: from physical, mental to emotional abuse; from slavery, pogroms, woman bashing to rape; from the gangster over its victims to the school bully, to child abuse: from the [...]