Laws Are Designed To Provide Protection And To Keep Society Civilized
June 21, 2017
Imagine what life would be like if there weren’t any laws. People could drive as fast as they wanted on whichever side of the road they felt like. Instead of waiting in line to buy things from the grocery store, you could just grab whatever you needed and then walk out the door without fear of being arrested for shoplifting.
In essence, chaos would reign supreme. Without any legal repercussions, people would do whatever they wanted without having to worry about the consequences. The vast majority of people would probably continue to go about their daily lives the way they always have. A handful of people, however, would see the lack of laws as an opportunity to do harm. It is those people that would slowly cause society to dissolve into chaos.
Sometimes, laws can seem restrictive. After all, there are many laws on the books that limit personal freedoms and that may make it difficult for you to do things that you would like to do. If you have a really fast car, for instance, you may wonder why you can’t just drive it as fast as you want on the road.
Even though laws may seem like a bad thing, you need to remember that they are actually there to protect you. Imagine what the roads would look like if everyone could drive as fast as they wanted. There would be accidents everywhere that you looked. Not everyone is a great driver or has a car that can withstand high speeds. With some drivers moving slowly and others moving exceptionally quickly, accidents would be far more likely to occur.
Instead of thinking of laws as restrictive, think of them as protective. After all, they are ultimately designed to maintain order and provide protection. In fact, you should be grateful that there are laws in place. Without them, things would be a lot scarier in the world. If people could break into your house and never be punished for it, you would have to be on high alert at all times worrying about when the next break-in was going to occur.
What it really boils down to is that laws are a good thing. They enable modern societies to exist and help people live together in harmony. Even though there may be some laws that you would like to get rid of, it is important to remember that they are designed for the benefit of society and are usually worth keeping in place.