By any measure and standard my father was a great man, not because he accomplished great things with his life, but because of his Six Pillars (morals, values, ethics, integrity, honor and honesty). My mother always said that he was a person that did not need laws to be a good person and to live in peace and harmony with others. And, this was very true.
What is interesting about this observation is that I’ve met very few people that have the intellectual ability, knowledge, character, Six Pillars, or even the desire to want to live in a society that has no laws. It seems that for most people laws are a crutch. They don’t want to live in a society that has no laws because that forces them to think: Think about right and wrong, think about good vs. evil, think about Justice, think about fairness, think about their rights vs. other people’s rights, think about their freedom vs. the freedom of others, and the exercise of one’s freedoms and rights vs. the intrusion into other people’s freedoms and rights, etc.
For most people, thinking is not only difficult and bothersome, it makes them feel inadequate and small because they can’t resolve the difficult questions that need to be answered for one to exist in a society that isn’t governed by law. And, given their inadequacies, they want and need someone or something to tell them what they can and cannot do, when, how, how much, how often, with whom, and how often. This way they can pretend that not only are they thinkers and that they are capable of determining the answers to all of the difficult questions that need to be answered in a society that isn’t governed by laws, but also pretend to be good people because they abide the law.
The reality is that people who need laws to feel secure and safe are precisely the type of people that make our country vulnerable and a dangerous place to live. Because these people cannot adapt, change with the times, constantly must be told what to do, can’t think, draw correct conclusions, and act independently of an authority, they are vulnerable to manipulations, suggestions, and arguments made by any seemingly credible authority such as government officials, teachers, and other forms of authorities, sometimes even by celebrities.
Therefore, it’s simple, if you are the type of person that can be civilized and live in a civilized world without laws then you are the type of person that makes this country a great place to live and that which makes this country great. However, if you are one of those people that look towards the government for conflict resolution, rules on how to be civilized, help, assistance for every problem, and leadership then you are the type of person that is and will continue to drag our country down.
The funny thing is that many people that I’ve asked this question to initially think that they can live in a society without laws, but when questioned they start to have second thoughts, and least the more thoughtful ones. Most people are so weak-minded, superficial and pretentious that they’ll insist, regardless of reality, that they can live in a society without laws, despite having been proven wrong. For most people, it is a matter of not knowing what to do, what to think, when to do, how to do, etc. without laws. But for a small group of people, it is not a matter of any of the above. These people are highly capable of living in a society without laws, but with one exception: They would have a difficult time not directly retaliating against those that did them wrong. And, for the select few, this is the Achilles heel.
For an incredibly small number of people, say 1-in-100,000,000 or about 70-some-odd people – certainly under a 100 – they are capable of living without laws. These people, like my father, are not only capable of conducting themselves with civility, but also skillful in avoiding confrontation, and when confronted, skillful in avoiding an escalation, and when things get heated, skillful in cooling things down. And, if it ever should get to a point where there is no way to avoid a heated confrontation then finding a solution or compromise that would be acceptable to all of the parties involved.
These are skills that are very rare and must be combined with a certain character and personality that is neither soft and malleable nor wishy-washy. On the contrary, it needs to be very solid and uncompromising. This may be a weird thing to say, but think about it. Only someone that holds to an uncompromising view of the world, with great conviction and integrity, and is secure and steadfast in their Six Pillars could have the patience and fortitude to avoid, then deescalate, then cool, and finally come to a fair and Just compromise that everyone is satisfied with.
And, this is the main reason why the vast majority of people in this world cannot live without laws: They have no strong conviction and uncompromising Six Pillars, couldn’t understand, see, know or carryout Justice, even if it bit them in their backside, and have no conception of what it means to think. Yet how many pretend to have strong moral convictions only to have their convictions melt-away at the first sign of confrontation, difficulty, or challenge, particularly from an authoritative figure to them?
Advanced citizenship is not easy and is not meant to be. However, for civilization to truly blossom and world peace to have a chance to take hold, we must have people that know how to think based on true logic, and real facts and data based on rational assumptions with only Justice in mind as the ultimate outcome. The key is the assumptions. But I’ve written on this subject many times over so I’ll skip the details but the gist of it is that the assumptions must be based on the fact that all individuals have the right to the same individual freedoms and inalienable rights and that no one has the right to force another to live by their philosophy and beliefs. This is only but the first step.
For a society to function and function well, it must first and foremost have uniform Six Pillars based on Justice, inalienable right and individual freedoms. Then, everyone has to adhere to these Six Pillars and live their lives accordingly. But most of all, there has to be absolute conviction and belief in the Six Pillars and the will to defend it with one’s life, if that’s what it takes.
Of course the trick is to design Six Pillars that can be and MUST BE uniformly accepted. I believe that I have accomplished this.
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