i have been a strong believer of one's decision and free will. for me, there should be no tabboo nor restrictions for whatever man desires. no one should interfere another person's search, quest and enjoyment of his/her happiness. its there life to live anyway: its there own fulfillment to be filled in and own life span to be molded as part of a larger monument. as long as it will not cross another's free will and happiness, it is absolutely fine with me.
but ofcourse, man doesn't completely know what his boundaries and limitations are, especially at times when they are extremely driven by their needs and wants. thus, we have laws, mores and norms created and being implemented. in order for us, to know our responsibilities and obligations as an essential unit of our society.
nonetheless, it is already a given fact that some of these are actually the ones that crosses other individual's sense of self-actualization and determination. probably, by this time, you already know such specifics in your own ways.
yesterday, i went to watch dark knight together with a couple of friends. the film was great! but if you are the typical movie goer for film adaptions of books, cartoon or comic series that expects numerous outstanding visual effects and close to impossible fight scenes, you might get frustrated. the film is more of deep sense and wits. like the batman that we allknow, the movie also displayed a concrete sense of realism and practicality about life. and there was actually one line in the film that moved me.
it was delivered by the character, harvey dent and it says, "i only live by chances. for chances are unbiased: unprejudistic and fair."
if you'll come to think of it, it is actually true. when we make our decisions based on our volition, we tend to be bias with ourselves. we never realized that the decisions that we made, one way or another, affects the will of another person.
for a second, i almost lost my belief there. but in second thoughts, it is still undeniable that we are the captain of our own lives. though our decisions and actions are dependent and intertwined with one another, i believe that there is one ingredient that separate us from others: that is why there are conflicts, compromisions and discriminations. then i realized, the essence of respect. respect that comes in two ways: respecting the rights of other people, in consideration with the decisions that you make and respect towards other people's decisions, from which your rights are not directly affected.