On my recent jaunt around town, I came across a crowd gathering near the art gallery. It was a peaceful rally about Islam, and more specifically about Imam Hussain as you can see in the picture above. We are very fortunate to live in a democratic society with rights that most Canadians would consider to be inalienable to us. That got me thinking about our rights in general.
In theory, I would tend to think that our rights are unconditional of whether they are invoked or used, but in reality, I believe that your right would erode away if not utilized in some compacity. "A right not exercised is a right lost". For instance, if a group of workers do not elect to take their breaks in their work days over a long period of time, it's not a stretch to think that certain bosses would come to expect this to be the norm. The workers might be given a hard time if they choose to take their legally entitled breaks down the road one day. I can still remember someone giving me a tongue lashing for not taking my breaks in a previous job. His logic was quite simple. He said: "My grandfather took a bat to the head so we could get our breaks...". Rights that I took for granted today were fought for by many men and women and some even made the ultimate sacrifice.
I never meant for this blog to be so political. I typed out my rant on one of those days and I debated not posting it. I also didn't want to waste all that time on something that I just simply delete, so here it is! My job requires me to state that my views are my own and do not represent my employer of course! Now, let's get back to our regular scheduled programming of some photography! Until next time!