You Already Know This
If we coined rights and made it heads, what would be on the tails side?
It would have to be responsibility.
Too many people don’t know that those two things go together. It’s easy to see the outcome when the heads side dominates.
It doesn’t help that the people we elect are the worst offenders. They are the champions of yelling and the excuse-makers for not doing.
I don’t think the world needs more rules. However, a better framework for discourse would go a long way. The good news is that we don’t have to invent something new since there’s already a good one we can use.
It’s simply, “don’t do anything in public that your third-grade teacher wouldn’t allow in the classroom.”
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.