A person’s words can be a source of wisdom, deep as the ocean, fresh as a flowing stream. So why with all this strength do we still tend to show favour to the guilty and keep the innocent from receiving justice?
This lack of respect has a fancy word to describe it – contempt. Where there is a lack of respect for others, there is also this willful disregard for the rules – disobedience is the norm, not the exception. Authority is really defined by who makes the rules – the fool follows their own set of rules, so they are their own authority.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. – Helen Keller