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People are very passionate when discussing about their future and their rights.
As they should be.

Children are a very strong ‘avatar’ for our future while the rights to live and to freely dispose of our bodies two of the most important rights.

And this is where things get really complicated.

Some people advocate mandatory vaccination against the most dangerous diseases.
Some people advocate women’s absolute freedom to have an abortion – a few of them extending this right up to the last moment of the pregnancy.

Other people believe that vaccines are mostly benefiting the big pharma and choose not to immunize their children.
Other people believe in the absolute right of the fetus to live – so much so that some of them would even ban all contraceptive methods.

The ‘interesting’ thing here is how this four categories of people intersect each-other.

A lot of the people who advocate women’s right to have abortions also advocate the mandatory vaccination of children while a lot of people who consider abortion a mortal sin also consider vaccination to be inspired by the devil.

Now let me get this straight.
You have the right to ‘kill’ your baby inside the womb but you should not be allowed to let them die of a preventable infectious disease?
You are to defend a fetus, at all costs and against all consequences for the mother, as long as they inhabit the womb only to let them catch whatever preventable infectious disease might come across their path?

Consistency is over-rated?

We really need to restart using our common sense?


That’s one way to look at it.
Sometimes it might indeed resemble a punishment but please remember the many times when common sense prevented us from making huge mistakes that might have ruined our lives.

reason vs comon sense

To an employer, simple economic reason tells him to extract as much work as possible from his employees.
To an employee, the same attitude tells him to ‘resist’, to make himself as ‘scarce’ as possible without giving the employer obvious reasons to fire him.

Add modern technology to all this and here is what you get: employees locking themselves into toilets booths and surfing the internet on their smartphones while employers counteract by installing access control machinery in the ‘rest areas’.
“Not more than 6 (six) minutes a day and a $20 gift card if you don’t go there at all”.

How about a more complex understanding of the whole business?
Can we see economic contracts (work related ones included) as a form of cooperation instead of mindless/ruthless/mutually crippling competition?

Fair sport versus ‘no holds bared fight’?

Or am I too naive?

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