On The Standard Of Dignity For All In A Complex World, A short Essay
Our life lays bare the options we have before us. We have to balance our agency, autonomy and self-determination with the fact that we live in shared spaces and use shared resources.
We are called upon to be charitable while at the same time self-preservation is paramount. Agency can only be beneficial when we address those basic needs and instincts while not sacrificing altruism and a sense of community.
Community’s ingredients are diverse and this is what makes life fulfilled and fulfilling. This sets our conditions. It does not mean we have to be able to please everyone but we have to have to have standards.
We should never allow disrespect for another human being just because they are different. This then negates the principle of diversity inherent in humanity. We refrain from making judgments, taking into consideration the complexity of people's day-to-day lived situations.