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The End Of Rights
- Thread starter Incredible Iron
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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.
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.
I suppose that it is high time that we consider verbal abuse as a violent act.
People have different degrees of internal feelings, whereas everyone bruises and bleeds red.
Yes, we have the freedom of speech to say what we want, but we are not free from the consequences of that speech. If you hurt someone with verbal abuse, you should be held accountable somehow.
Great insight and you all highlight the important factors that mostly define our day-to-day lives. In my view, verbal abuse can either make someone numb over time or resentful. We all need to learn how to go about our day-to-day lives without infringing on the rights of other people.
There are some cases of verbal abuse that led up to suicide, especially with teenagers. I do concur that we cannot quantify verbal abuse because we take words differently. I guess we can have the rule of karma; "What we have done or say will come back to us".