Human Rights, Freedom, and Equality
In the development of human history it was structured in politics, economy, ideology and religion on these contemporary trends of modern life which we expect to live in peace and harmonious living condition of life. We witness the development of science and technology which we expect to provide conveniences, prosperity and happiness in life.
However, we are still living in a world of conflict, wars, hungers, pandemic, calamities, crimes, immorality and so many strange problems arises in family and social conflicts.
On this contemporary society, from individual, family, society, nation and the world realized that we cannot live by ourselves alone. We need to help each other and to set up a universal values which everyone will be benefitted to have the rights to live, wants to have freedom and equality in living.
We came up to the declaration of universal human rights that was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris last December 10, 1948 as the common based for the standard living for humanity and the world in order to give chance to have a peaceful living and harmonious life.
However, still is missing on this declaration of universal human rights. Let us review it and we try to look for another perspective view of life.
1. We Are All Born Free & Equal.
Everyone are all born free, have our own thoughts and ideas. Every one of us should be treated in the same way.
2. Don’t Discriminate.
Whatever our differences these rights belongs to everybody.
3. The Right to Life.
Everyone has the right to have life and to live in freedom and safety.
4. No Slavery.
Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
5. No Torture.
Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
6. You Have Rights No Matter Wherever We Go.
Even though we have unique characteristic but we are same human being with heart and mind.
7. Everyone is Equal before the Law.
The same law is applied for everyone. It must treat everyone fairly.
8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law.
Everyone can ask for the law to help us when time we are not treated fairly.
9. No Unfair Detainment.
Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.
10. The Right to Trial.
If everyone are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
11. Everyone is always Innocent Till Proven Guilty.
Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.
12. The Right to Privacy.
Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason.
13. Freedom to Move.
Everyone have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.
14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live.
If everyone are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, everybody have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
15. Right to a Nationality.
Everyone have the right to belong to a country.
16. Marriage and Family.
Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
17. The Right to Own Things.
Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
18. Freedom of Thought.
Everyone have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
19. Freedom of Expression.
Everyone have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
20. The Right to Public Assembly.
Everyone have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
21. The Right to Democracy.
Everyone have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
22. Social Security.
Everyone have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
23. Workers’ Rights.
Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
24. The Right to Play.
Everyone have the right to rest from work and to relax.
25. Food and Shelter for All.
Everyone have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
26. The Right to Education.
Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.
28. A Fair and Free World.
There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
Everyone have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
30. No One Can Take Away Our Human Rights.
These are universal human rights to observe and be implementing in our society. However it is not an easy way that every country can apply this principle of human rights, even as an individual is difficult to apply it in our daily routine life. Sometimes it was used to justify the selfish interest and to shield the mistake that was done.
This universal principle of human rights must be cultivated in the genuine love atmosphere, with moral responsibility for humanity. Without this moral responsibility or genuine love, it’s easy to set aside, neglect and violate the rights of human being as stated above.
Everyone must have the reeducation of universal values leading to the maturity of heart and mind. This reeducation must be starting in our family, reoriented in school and carried out in the social life.
If everyone has this maturity of heart, matured personality, these human rights is just a lifestyle or a culture which naturally a part of our moral and ethical values.
If morality and ethics becomes the lifestyle of humanity, human rights is just as inherent nature of a matured person and freedom will just follow.
True freedom is within the principle, outside the principle there is no freedom, it leads to destruction. It’s like driving a car, following the traffic laws and regulation. You are free to move around without any destruction to other people and the environment. True freedom acquired from genuine love and taking responsibility.
Without genuine love and responsibility, freedom can easily be abuse and leads to the destruction of life.
If the rights of an individual become an inherent nature in our lifestyle and have freedom of living. It will create an equality of life whatever our standard of living.
Equality thus not mean, everyone have same standard of living, equal distribution of wealth. It is a feeling of satisfaction in life even our status in life is rich, poor, or middle class.
Each country has its own culture, political system, economic standard, religion, geography, and climate condition. It will never be equal. However, everyone recognized and respect the rights of an individual and have freedom of living in the atmosphere of genuine love. It will create a life of satisfaction and a feeling of equality.
It will be the starting point of peace and harmony within the individual, family, clan, tribes, society, nation, and the realization of world peace.
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