Today: Jun 17, 2024

The Law of Our Land!

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Similar to the law of Nature is the law of the land. It governs all, proud and humble, undisputed. So for a caravan to survive, all it has to do is follow some simple rules. These rules are laid down after careful examination of every aspect related to each community of the land. When the dominant overpower, this law comes into action. It protects those who suffer and punishes guilty. Such a motivating law ensures no one hurts the other. As is often deliberated by a wolf pack in a famous book by Rudyard Kipling;

Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and true as the sky

And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper,

but the wolf that shall break it must die

As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk,

the law runneth over and back

For the strength of the pack is the wolf,

and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

This law calibrates us; what we as citizens of a country need and what we as citizens provide. The law, with which Nature revives the dead, replenishes non-living, breaks them, disintegrating abiotic to innumerable millions, is what keeps life going. For the benefit of all lives, it sometimes takes one. It knows when and how, does not need our understanding or permission. But, we humans, as a civilization need help. We cannot differentiate between what should stay and what should not. It is because of this insufficiency we need one another. Humans, as an entity, are a resource. Such a concept can be easily understood from the fact that no one is perfect and we require help from each segment of the population to survive. We need mothers to take care of values, fathers to teach discipline, teachers to imbibe character, upperclassmen to promote assistance and juniors for respect. This social hierarchy is as necessary as skin.

To improve the society we were born into or are diffused within, it is mandatory to expel extremist measures and include a healthy distinction for the benefit of all. Laws and rules are formed to guide people, help them choose wisely, and at the same time not create differences mauling one’s conscience. It should be an imperative understanding that no one is socially well-off than the other, except in character. Respect and command belong to those who don’t necessarily throne themselves to be rulers of the world, who don’t discriminate, those who find injustice demeaning, who protect all, respond to every cry, and fish out guilty to preserve peace. What remains and should remain is equanimity.

Observing Nature and its governance of everything, minute to humongous, is our way forward. Although humans have been placed at the top of the ecological pyramid and the only responsibility they have is proper guidance, it is their duty to research ways and protect those who they basically depend upon. It must be noted that a pyramid is built on a strong foundation. If the base is not strong enough, the top crumbles easily. This is true for both, social and ecological, pyramids.

We have to distinguish what laws are beneficial and what procedures should be implemented to promote seamless justice. In the end what should remain, ideally, is peace. Peace is a state of mind, a state where oppression is nonexistent, where envy is replaced by a fire to compete, where one learns from mistakes, failures, when power inside is inexhaustible, and contentment coincides with requirement. Within peace, there is turmoil too but that excitability is not dangerous. A healthy body continues to form and disintegrate, millions of cells at a time, without any failure to the system. This is the best example of tumult within tranquility. That is what has kept us alive. So, natural law is what needs to be kept alive.

After all, we were born as the most advanced creatures with a unique ability to use our brains for benefit. Why not prove our worth at a time when the world needs it most.