The Commandments of Society

767 Words4 Pages
Have you ever wondered why we have to say “bless you” when someone sneezes? Why it is considered rude to not hold the door for someone that is following right behind you? We do these and many other small actions without even thinking why we do such things. In order for a society to become successful it needs three things: an Economy, religion, and, most importantly, a set of rules to abide by. These rules, or commandants, are what mold our society into a strong stable civilization. Without such commandments people’s world would be unjust, unsanitary, and contemporary inhumane. The first and probably the most important of these unwritten commandments is the golden rule. Throughout different societies and cultures the Golden Rule has a different meaning. However the most internationally recognized Golden Rule states “Treat others the way you would like to be treated.” This rule is stressed a lot throughout one’s adolescent academic schooling. The reason it is important that everyone knows this rule because it based on the principles of honesty, caring, and sharing. Those who are not taught the Golden Rule end up growing up as rude, shallow adults. The second commandment builds upon the Golden Rule and the principles it teaches and more. One should always give up their seat to the elderly and the handicapped. The reason this rule should be established is because I have personally seen the elderly and handicapped struggle on the city bus to find a seat all the way in the back section. This problem could easily be avoided if society followed the fundamental principle that the elderly and impaired are not able to easily complete daily tasks. Society should be well-mannered enough to offer assistance to those who are not able to tak... ... middle of paper ... ...uman being.” Nobody has the right to take another person’s life away unless extreme danger is provoked against them. Everyone has the right to live their life and no one throughout society can make such decisions to take away the precious gift of life. This sounds like a nuisance but people are dying every day for the wrong reasons! Society has to learn that taking someone else’s life is an action that should and will not go without any consequences. As previously stated these rules, or commandants, are what mold our society into a strong stable civilization. Without any of them our society would be in disarray. People in order to live a good life need to have rules set in place. Imagine if everyone throughout society would tolerate these commandments our civilization would be free of disease, conflict, unjust deaths, and would be considered a lot more peaceful.
Open Document