Two Issue – right or wrong?
When it comes to the notion between doing harm to others and being harmed by others, the best thing to avoid is doing harm to others. Harming another is what starts the endless chain of violence and revenge. To choose the alternative choice to avoid being harmed by others, is saying that you can’t let others harm you in anyway. You refuse to accept the person’s harmful actions towards you. Thus, you must defend your pride, your property, and/or your rights as a human being. Therefore, you must become the person to harm others to defend yourself. The victim becomes the offender and do harm to the person who harmed him/her. The offender does not accept your actions toward him/her and reacts with more harm. Thus the chain begins, until someone loses. In some cases both parties lose as they go to extreme action to defend themselves. No wonder pride is one of the seven original deadly sins. Martin Luther King Jr. understood this notion during the Civil Rights movement, as he quoted, “An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.” So it is reasonable to see that avoiding harming others, avoids others being harmed.
The best skill to have in life is to have the belief that we, ourselves, are right and wrong. What point is there to persuade other into what is true and false? Everyone has their own belief of what is right and wrong based upon their experiences in their lives and they defend their beliefs from those whom oppose them. And as long as everyone experience different moments and influences at different times; there will never be an end for everyone in the world to come to a final conclusion. For example, a vegetarian and an average person, who eats meat, they both convinced that their way of eating is right and respect the fact that not everyone is like them. However, it’s when one person tries to convince the other to adapt their eating habits is where the conflict starts. One tries to persuade, while the other one tries to defend their beliefs. So it’s understandable how persuasion can create a person’s beliefs, however if a person alright has their belief, then why persuade others if you’re not being asked to?
In a sense, both (A) and (B) are question that have no right or wrong answer. They are both question base upon what is moral and immoral. However, at the same time, they share the concept of the Yin and Yang theory; that one cannot exist without the other and that they will always be a two side of an issue. No one can experience harming others without being harmed and/or experience believing that you are right or wrong without trying to persuading others that you are right or wrong.