These thoughts have severed my heart severally, as I probed to know, hearing from the lips of people, friends and acquaintances, the things they'll really love to do if certain laws hadn't been in place.
It only true and fair to note that;
"What empowers the man? LAW; What again incapacitates him? The LAW again. Imagine life without some laws, see where am heading" -TW™
I see many a man walk the busy road of life in their physical frames, but with a whole lot tussling for a freedom of expression within them.
Had there been no laws.....? No I don't want to think about it, not just now.
"The law before the man, The man before the law" a topic still very open for debate till this very minute.
Some believe that with man's arrival came the law, and infact, man himself made the laws to govern himself.
Some others believe the law had been in place long before the coming of man, as man only came to observe, fulfill and live the law(s).
The law is Divine, some will claim, "Man had no hand in it, nor did he contribute to creating them". They go further to claim, man is nothing but a puppet tossed around by the law.
Back to proponents of the belief that man made laws, and the laws that be now are only still here because man upheld them.
A little consideration here; A quick look into the animal kingdom reveals another beautiful angle to this discourse.
I beg to ask and reason.
Do animals have laws too, and do they observe them?
Are there law enforcers amidst them?
Who taught the lion, Gorrilla, Agama lizards and the likes the concept of Territoriality?
Oh, obviously there are no laws written down by the animals, yet they appear to be governed by something beyond instinct.
What really is the law;
Its easier to imagine the animal kingdom without laws, they hardly feign their beings, but with man and his environments, its unthinkable.
Back to the centre of this discourse. Having interacted with a couple of men(Humans generally) it dawned on me with an understanding that reality is far banished from the earth.
I'll explain, many men, very nearly all, only live for the law(s), with their original selves lost within it.
Its beautiful to know one the one hand that THE LAW SHAPES US, and even more beautiful to know that IT SAVES and PROTECTS US. But painful to know that IT CAMOUFLAGE and CONSRAINS US on the other hand.
Not one real man exist, maybe a rare few though, those who'll still remain who they are, do the same things they'll do outside the law and in the presence of it (Hopefully we can find one, maybe?).
'"You' is only truly & originally you outside the law(s), imaging your life without some laws, see where am heading." -TW™
Ok, ok, I see your eyebrows, infact see some hands thrown in the air already. You want to say something I know, and the privilege to do same you'll get. All I need done, and I must say, a major reason I penned this is that you(We all) do a thorough evaluation on ourselves with the aim to decipher some things. To achieve this, I'll leave us with just one question, which upon a sincere answering, I believe you would justify claims here.
*WHAT THINGS WOULD YOU HAVE DONE/BE DOING HAD SOME LAWS NOT CONSTRAINED YOU. (The answer sums up to define the REAL YOU).
NB: "MAN" used here is a general epithet.
"LAW" used here encapsulate law in its every form/kind.
Author's views are subject to debate, additions and subtractions.
The law, when it takes you over could become your reality and override feigns
This is only a tip of the iceberg, there's more about this.
"DO IT RIGHT NOT BECAUSE THERE'S A LAW, RATHER BECAUSE YOU ARE A RIGHT MAN". -TW™
Someday we'll talk about "RIGHT" for right in itself is subject to the law. #Crazy#