Laurence C. Smith, Jr., PhD
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
Copyright © 2009 L.C.Smith, Jr., PhD
THE DILEMMA OF MANKIND
What I believe and what you believe
Starts the dilemma of man
For I am right and you are not
That’s the dilemma of man
The world would be a better place
If only you believed like me
I am right and you are not
That’s the dilemma of man
If I can make you believe like me
What a better world this would be
I’ll teach you, I’ll criticize you
I’ll fight you, I’ll kill you
What a better world this would be
I’ll force you, I’ll criticize you
I’ll fight you, I’ll KILL you
All of our fights – All of our wars
WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED
If only you believe like me

SOLUTION TO THE DILEMMA:

Differ from me, allow you to be
Starts the solution of man        
\Disagree with you, accept you
That’s the solution of man
Just let me be and I’ll let you be
Solves the dilemma of man
Just let me be and I’ll let you be
Solves the dilemma of man
Trust in you – Trust in me
What a better world this would be
Allow you to be, allow me to be
What a better world this would be
No more fights – No more wars
Only peace and tranquility
WHAT A BETTER WORLD THIS WOULD BE

-Laurence -
Vail Pass (66 years later) Dec. 11, 2007
Music:"Imagine" performed by John
Lennon

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THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN EQUALITY

You cannot have the Dilemma of Man nor the Solution for
the Dilemma without confronting the extremes of
mankind.  We have to start with the premise of inalienable
rights that are universal to all mankind.  They are the
essence of human equality, the foundation of our equality
in spite of our diversity.
These Rights are few in number and include the Right to
Life, Liberty, Freedom of  Expression, the Right to
Confidentiality, Freedom from Capture and Freedom from
Physical and Emotional Violation.
These rights are within each individual and cannot be
“given” to them or “taken” from them.  They can only be
freed to “be”.  No one has the right to violate them.    In
societies where individuals are not allowed these Rights,
that society must work toward freeing them from within.  
By definition, anyone or ones who attempt to remove
these rights from individuals or societies who already
have attained them must be stopped.  This is the
exception to the Solution of the Dilemma.  You cannot let
others “be” if they are intruding on these inalienable
rights of others.  
These human rights make each of us equal members of
humanity.  As such they are unique, unchallengeable, and
superior to all other belief systems.  These are the rights
which guide mankind to the Solution of the Dilemma.  The
process of actualizing these Rights is the course of the
development of man and his societies.  

Laurence
September  2008
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