Democratic rules put actual human discernment in many hardships through life’s highways.
The boundaries of the ethical norms are endless and constantly expanding in step with the times change, of new generations who would try to extend the boundaries a little more.
Only the courts can set limits on elastic ethics standards, which today can be personal insults, racial discrimination or statements addressed to murder people.
Democracy leaves so many possibilities for the individual, but of course under the responsibility of the individual’s own appreciation of life’s design from the senses we have had from birth, and the many variants of the social environment. We all have an opportunity to “go into ourselves” and feel what and where we feel most comfortable on the cultural and social arena.
Nobody can go against his or her own ego without the price being expensive, both materially and emotionally. Only habits and daily structure can be changed according to need or necessity.
That’s why democracy is the best form of government we have today – it meets the man better than all other forms of government.
The Internet was a revolution like the relativity theory and the phone was it for more than 100 years ago – but the internet puts even greater demands on man’s power rating, how much can be corny, formation of cliques who molests other to the limit of the criminals and a host of fake profiles and descriptions as the angler tries to get caught some big fish in deception false spirit.
I was brought up in both free speech and the use of transparency in the public domain and may have hit or hurt people with my opinions, until one day I found out that it really was not my problem, since the person or any encountered individuals had their democratic right to contradict me. Unfortunately, many use another road by complaining to a neighbor or some friends where none of it can be used for anything.
Many countries in the Arab world is facing enormous challenges in the next several years and only patience, tolerance and acceptance can contribute to positive development and a democratic process to benefit the entire population and not just wretched Mammon which unfortunately also flourishes in perfect democracies.
Without openness, fair performance and humanity, we will not be a bean on the desired cohesion between different cultures. One bright spot can be seen in the world way to handle the economic crisis, but who wants basically to care about preserving the Acropolis and other worthy treasures?
The day when the active cultural practitioners wakes up long beyond their own ego and is interested in both cultures and culture throughout the world it will perhaps be hopeful to work and maintain the spirituality in all walks of life with the elephants that needs to be swallowed for the ignorant and clique-forming individuals, who believe they have a patent on the world’s cultural wealth.
Have a wonderful time in your part of the world and stay tuned for progress in the world whatever it might be, but to the benefit of all.
Kurt Lykke Lindved