Impact of Law in the society

Impact of Law in the society

Some human beings can be aptly described as weak willed animals. They are easily swayed by the slightest sight or sniff of power and money. This originates from insatiable greed. Greed that can sometimes make even the iron willed lose their head. How many stories have we heard since our childhood where many “heroes” lost their way to the path of glory by being trapped by greed
Our one aim in life has always been to find balance and serenity in our lives. A utopian society envisages a vision where people govern themselves. People trust each other blindly. They achieve happiness. People set their goals, lead disciplined lives and achieve anything they set their sights on. They are able to live their lives to the fullest and all the time feeling secure about it.
This vision, unfortunately, exists in an ideal world which frankly is almost the opposite of today’s real world. Our realistic society is heterogeneous mixture of all kinds of people, people who look to disturb the balance of the natural society. It is here that law plays a very important role in restoring that delicate balance back to the society and making the lives of the people living together cohesive. It is here that law helps to maintain the morality of the people as individuals as well as the society as a whole.
Let us imagine a world without any law to punish the wrong doer. Let us assume that the society has till now lived an honest life without any kind of betrayal. Suppose a person, in greed, steals a valuable item from his neighbour’s house. He isn’t punished but everyone knows what he has done. Some naive person, probably a youngster witnesses this and is tempted to steal because he knows there are no repercussions. This develops into a never-ending chain endangering the very foundations of the society.
Another example might be a survival situation. A group of people are stranded on an island with twenty days of food and water. They know that a rescue team will reach them on the twenty first day. They carefully divide the food such that they get the necessary nourishments by the time they are rescued. A person, out of greed for more, sneaks quietly and consumes two days of food meant for the whole group. When the group discovers what has happened they confront the person who cunningly reasons with the group that there was no rule or law which forbade eating more. As the group consisted of educated men and women, both young and old, they knew his reasoning was correct and they could not do anything to get the food back. As a result, they starved for two whole days during which a few old people fell ill and could not make it.
Absence of law provides an opportunity to go against the general foundation of the society. It goes against one’s conscience. The fear of punishment is absent which contributes to the growing confidence of the wrong-doer that he or she can get away with anything. This disturbs the balance of our civilized society encouraging more and more people to take to this habit.
Law is essential in the society. Law is there to guide the society towards happiness without bloodshed and in peace and harmony. Law helps us to restrain ourselves in times of great thirst for more money or power. It curbs our greed reminding us that there is someone or rather something out there ready to punish us if necessary. It helps to restore the balance in the society and bring justice to the victimized. The greatest thing about law is that all are equal before it. No man is rich or poor in the eyes of the law. No man is more powerful than the other in the eyes of the law. Law helps to regulate the behaviour of the people. It prevents us from descending into anarchy

36 Comments

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    This is good to know

  8. Reply

    Great impact

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    Nice

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    Super cool

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    Super cool

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    Nice one

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    Fantastic

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    Nice exposure

  16. Reply

    Law is what’s keeping many from ill doings

  17. Reply

    We really need a working law. at that

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    Very interesting

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Good

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    This is very important

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    Good article

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    Good

  24. Reply

    This is really good and interesting to know

  25. Reply

    I hope the law helps us find balance and serenity in this life

  26. Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  27. Reply

    Very true article

  28. Reply

    Absence of law provides an opportunity to go against the general foundation of the society.

  29. Reply

    Nice article

  30. Reply

    Nice article

  31. Reply

    If not for law, the world would have been a zoo

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    Thanks for the great info….kudos

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    Nice post,thanks for sharing

  35. Reply

    Thank God for laws

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    Nice Taught

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