Knowing who you are, what rights you have and how you can act in society, without being subject to sanctions, is a necessary thing. At this moment when the world is changing and the written or unwritten rules are in their turn in a dilation, contraction or dissolution and continuous rebirth, we need landmarks to rebuild our individual foundation. It is not sustainable to look at things rigidly; it is necessary to take a step aside from the image of the world and, from that new angle, build a new mental image. When designing it mentally, you need to use the solid tools that are given by the principles. The principles are the pillars of resistance of a new conception of life, a source of action, based on a solid structure, the same as the one that has just changed.
If we were to say in a few words what the principles are, they are nothing more than general rules that summarize social experience and ensure the balance between the respect of rights and the fulfillment of obligations.
A principle can be presented in various forms: axioms, deductions or a generalization of concrete facts
There are rules born directly from principles, such as:
– negative facts cannot be proven and you should not be asked to prove them.
– Equality can only exist between free people, and freedom can only exist between people whose equality is legally recognized.
Equality concerns the balance of social life, and freedom concerns the ability of people to act without stops, but in such a way that, by exercising their own rights, the rights of others are not harmed.
There can be no freedom when you restrict the possibility of action of people, based on unjust laws, by expanding the freedom of action of other people. From that moment, inequity is born, the natural consequence of the restriction of freedom. Freedom is one, but the ways and forms of manifestation of freedom are numerous.
– freedom brings with it the responsibility of every man who acts in freedom. In order to maintain safety and balance in the relationships between us, we must be responsible for every action we do, that is, we must know that our manifestations can attract our responsibility for those actions. The rules of conduct are established essentially with regard to individual freedoms, but taking into account the preservation of balance and equality between each state of freedom.
– the notion of freedom should not be confused with that of free will. Free will is another tool given by freedom, just like responsibility that allows us to make our own choices as to how we manifest our freedom.