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Delphic Maxim of the Week - 3/13
Shun what belongs to others | Ἀλλοτρίων ἀπέχου
Delphic Maxim of the Week. Shun what belongs to others (Ἀλλοτρίων ἀπέχου).
“In reverse, do respect the property and interests of others. Just as you have the right on what is yours, so they have it for theirs. Society functions in balance, when both sides are respected. The righteous does not take away what belongs to others. Too easy we fabricate justifications why we are entitled to the belongings of others, and is a nefarious thinking. All societies require a certain balance and an avoidance of extremes, and there is a common good, but that is a matter of agreement, not robbery, a trade, if you will. There is a fine line, especially in matter of the state, and many will think this line lies differently. The property is a sacred right, which we should never violate as individuals, and far the Common Good only after the most thorough reflection and debate.”