Shared on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 09:07
I haven’t blogged for ages but some thoughts were going through my mind this morning and I thought I might regurgitate them for you and see if any one has comments or insights. First off these are random thoughts and I must stress that I am not in any way qualified to talk in an expert capacity. In fact I’m about as much an expert as the average Joe or Joan on the street after about 3-4 pints. In other words I’m prepared to talk about something about which I know nothing. What I was wondering about basically is the right of the individual. Does the individual have too much power in modern Western Society? Now don’t get me wrong I’m not coming at this from a neo-Nazi agenda point of view but I think it’s something worth considering. I’ll give an example from where I live. There is a very dangerous piece of narrow road near me. It’s narrow because some people own a tiny strip of land that they won’t give up. Instead they use it to fit in about 5 daffodils. Now every morning I see near accidents on this stretch because basically it’s on a blind hill as well. So my point, should the local government just say screw you and your flowers, take the piece of ground and build a road over it. Similarly in the estate where I live we cant cut back some trees to free up a blind corner because one house objects.
These are trivial examples and I don’t want to take this argument to its conclusion but in these cases should the good of the majority overrule the rights of the individual?
Where would the ant hive be if all the ants decided to exert their “ant rights”?
Have a great weekend!