“The saint and poet seek privacy to ends the most public and universal.” Emerson, “Culture”, The Conduct of Life (1860)
“The hedge between keeps friendship green.” German Proverb.
How do you feel about privacy? Do you believe it is right to go through another’s desk at work? At home? Do you believe a husband should know everything about his wife? Vice versa?
Do you go through your husband’s wallet if he does nothing suspicious? Do you inspect his desk and personal files?
Husbands? Do you rummage through your wife’s purse? Her closet? Drawers?
“If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” John W. Gardner, No Easy Victories (1968)
“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” Confucius, Analects, 6th C., B.C.
What are your thoughts on respect? Do you want to be treated as you treat others?
I believe respect and privacy go hand in hand, much as the way respect and tolerance are upheld here at Passions. But what happens when these two factions are adhered by one in a marriage, and not by the other?
How do you handle situations such as this?
[This message has been edited by Soleil Noir (07-15-2003 09:54 AM).]