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The End Of Rights

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When does the right of someone ends? I hear and see people stating that "it is their right" to do what they wanted to do even though that action or behavior is hurting other people.
 
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I believe rights are legally defined. Therefore, someone can legally practice their right no matter how it makes others feel. However, deciding whether or not to engage in a behaviour that is truly hurting other people is a question of the person's character.
 
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We have to respect each others' rights. There are people though that don't consider the rights of others and only think about themselves. As for me, I will respect the rights of others, even when I don't agree with them.
 

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I think that's a good way to define it...my rights end as soon as they start infringing on yours in a measurable manner. To me, that means that I can talk trash all I want but the moment I start discriminating against you, we've crossed the rights-line.
 
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We have a topic of depression somewhere in this forum. I think that trash-talking can contribute to the depression of someone. I suppose that it is high time that we consider verbal abuse as a violent act.
 
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I suppose that it is high time that we consider verbal abuse as a violent act.
I disagree. Violence is something that is tangible. If I hit you or cut you there is no doubt it was a violent act because you physically feel it and it leaves visible bruises and scars. Verbal abuse is subjective because what hurts you will not hurt someone else.

People have different degrees of internal feelings, whereas everyone bruises and bleeds red.
 
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That's true to an extent as far as regular insults go, but abusive behavior is fairly universal, even when talking about verbal abuse. No one is immune to verbal abuse just because they have thick skin.
 
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I would be adamantly against verbal abuse being classified as a "violent act." There are already measures in place for things are that considered verbal abuse (hate speech laws).
 
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