Just sayin’ – #5

June 8, 2012

I recently saw something about the massive class actions against cigarette companies because smokers claim that they weren’t properly warned about the dangers of smoking.

The numbers of people suing is staggering.

I’ve always found this to be a bit of a gip because since I can remember, we have always been told that cigarettes are bad for you. Here in Australia, we’ve had the most revolting pictures of affected organs from smoking on every pack plus statements saying what they can do to you – for years.

So, it’s pretty much a person’s choice then, right?

Well, it’s also a person’s choice to stuff their face with fast food, like McDonald’s. A former employee has successfully sued McDonald’s for becoming overweight.

We now have many women, from all walks of life, making a choice as to how they present themselves – on porn t-shirts, in music videos, in advertisements, on football fields…

Question #54: When people’s choices start to become a detriment to themselves and possibly the world around them – do we intervene?

There are countless examples of how our ‘developed’ world seems hell-bent on doing as it pleases, pushing boundaries for self gain – until it doesn’t suit them anymore and then want to point the finger of blame…although it was always their choice to start with.

…Just sayin’

Deep Breath.

x

2 Responses to “Just sayin’ – #5”

  1. Shannnie said

    I dont beleive it is right to intervine. nor do I beleive it is right for them to blame others for what they know they did wrong… I love history I was taught that knowing history is the only way to guide you through the rocky roads of the future…
    And one thing you will see in history is that control is an illussion of will.. the more you try to control something the worse the sittuation will become..

    You cant control what people will do.. some people will always drink some will always do drugs some will over eat… my father smoked he knew how bad it was for him he knew that it made him physically ill but he continued to smoke… His choice

    • questionsforwomen said

      I know what you’re saying and you’re right – a person’s choice is ultimately down to them. Unfortunately, I don’t know if people do really learn from history – it seems like the same crap is going around and around and both genders are guilty of it. But at the same time, I voice what I see, get people’s persepectives (which I really value) and keep my fingers crossed! 🙂
      Thanks heaps for your comment!

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