The Commandments of Society

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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 who is following right behind you? We do these and many other small actions without even thinking why we do such things. The reason we do these actions is because we are used to the rules that society has taught us. 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 inhumane. The seven commandments that we live by are: the golden rule, respect elderly and handicapped, do not talk while others are talking, stay sanitary, meet new people, honor your mother and father, and no one shall kill. 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’s important that everyone knows this rule because it is 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 ... ... middle of paper ... ...shall kill any human 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. In order to live a good life people need to have rules set in place. Imagine if everyone throughout society tolerated these commandments; our civilization would be free of disease, conflict, and unjust deaths making society a better place.
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