Aligning Our Values and Our Actions

January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021 Areej Jehan Nasir
The subject of Human Rights is both sensitive and straightforward at the same time, not one person deserves to have their rights taken away from them, no matter how inhuman their actions may be. I do agree with the fact that some assertive measures HAVE to be taken in this never-ending fight for justice and human rights, but losing self-control and patience over it is not the best way to fight for these rights. If we were to fight violence WITH violence, it would result in this never-ending cycle of violence where many innocent lives may be subjected to loss without anyone stopping and realising what is happening, and when this realization does occur, it would be too late. Using outrage or violence as a means to fight for human rights would have a counterproductive effect in the long run, instead of protecting human rights of many people, many of these people may be exposed to even more harm and violence. I am of the opinion that using outrage as a means to fight for human rights will have SOME positive effect in the short run, but it may prove to be ineffective during the long run.
– Areej Jehan Nasir, Volunteer from Eye on Ivy