“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself“
Sometimes organisational leaders and people with material wealth misinterpret their authority to make decisions and/or public notoriety with POWER over others. This can lead to people believing they are above the law and displays of disrespectful behaviour.
Fortunately or unfortunately the fact that we are all human beings unites us. This means we are all equally responsible for what occurs in the world and we are all equally accountable. Humanity supports accountability.
We are all governed by law irrespective of our beliefs regarding organisational leadership or public notoriety. In the eyes of the law we are all equal.
Article 1 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards others in the spirit of brotherhood.
Further Amnesty International outlines:
Human Rights are the basic freedoms and protections that people are entitled to simply because they are human beings.
Human Rights are universal.
Human Rights are Inalienable. They cannot be taken away-period. No person, corporation, organisation or even government can deprive another person of his or her rights.
Human Rights can be violated. Violations can stop people from enjoying their rights but they do not stop the rights from existing. And it most certainly does not mean the perpetrator(s) behaviour is acceptable. It is in breach of international law.
Human Rights are essential. They are essential for freedom, justice and peace.
So how when we have such laws and universal principles does inequality, abuse, and double standard still exist in the world?
Because firstly it is a complex sensitive issue and secondly as a society we are often misinformed, feel disempowered/ helpless, fearful, abused and so we allow it to be.
So how do we create a better world… we need to change ourselves. And how much you are willing to change will depend on how much you care. It is possible to make a difference from any position or economic level in society simply by creating a better you.
Authentic Leadership allows people:
to face their fears and feelings
own and change their life conditioning
make better decisions
form more healthy relationships
respectfully and responsibly speak their truth and make a difference.
Human Rights can be upheld, life can be respected and preserved, moral and ethical standards can be maintained but it takes YOU to do it!
It’s not just about what to say, but when and how to say it. On your own or with others we can assist you.