Right and Wrong and Rights

by Belinda Munoz on April 8, 2011

There’s right and there’s wrong. Right?
What about the ubiquitous grayscale ambiguity?
Do you know? Hard to tell.
What I do know is this:
I have rights.  So do you.
We make mistakes. We suffer consequences.
We have a right to be
We live. We love. We learn.
These are rights worth preserving. Right?


Apparently, Mercury is in retrograde; a convenient excuse in case this post strikes you as being as rough as the battles within the U.S. Congress over the budget, endangered rights and what’s wrong or right.

This is a #sixwordfriday (the prompt is right) post and a #fridayflash55 post with exactly fifty-five words.


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 brian April 8, 2011 at 3:38 am

they are, but how will be be preserving that when we leave our men and women in uniform without compensation?


2 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce April 8, 2011 at 4:04 am

We have a right to be wrong. I love that line. We are always a work in progress. I saw an interesting book today by Alina Tugend called Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. I love that concept.


3 ayala April 8, 2011 at 4:39 am

I feel the way Molly does, we have a right to be wrong. We are a work in progress if we are lucky,that is. There is that grayscale that looms….all I know is what’s right is right. Love the way you describe it.


4 Caroline April 8, 2011 at 5:19 am

No, this does not strike me as rough! I like how you pointed out that we have the right to be wrong! And, I whole heartedly agree; there are rights worth preserving!


5 Talon April 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

Yes, they definitely are. Poor Mercury – that is one seriously beleaguered planet!


6 hedgewitch April 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

The gray often seems to win when you deal with the bigger society, but in our hearts we can still see the black and the white. As the government grinds to a halt because grown men can’t come to a reasonable compromise, I hope as individuals we learn to be wiser–especially when we vote. Last election, only 58% who could bothered to do so, and that was the biggest turnout since 1968. Pay attention–this stuff really matters, people. A great 55.


7 Brook April 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

right on!


8 G-Man April 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

Social Commentary 55’s are always welcome.
Thank you for being so vociferous about it.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


9 Melissa April 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

We have a right to be
wrong, working toward making things right.


10 Mama Zen April 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

I plan to use Mercury in retrograde as my excuse all day!

Excellent 55!


11 Eric 'Bubba' Alder April 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

We all have our rights AND our wrongs. The trick is keeping a balance between them so we don’t find ourselves buried in either one. Interesting 55.


12 Jannie Funster April 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I’m so glad I’m not a politician or never aspired to be one. But maybe you and I would do better than they are, Belinda? Well, what am I alluding to? Of COURSE we would be better!

And do you know there’s a rose bush called “Belinda’s Dream?” Yes, indeed. I photographed it the other day in Zilker Botanical Gardens, and was inspired to write a poem I shall post one day.



13 Belinda April 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Oh, i love that! Can’t wait to read the poem! Xx


14 Sara April 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

If we’re never wrong, we can never be right. It’s how we figure out the world.


15 Mel Gallant April 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Yes, we have a right to be wrong. What a relief!


16 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri April 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm

“I have rights. So do you.” Such a basic concept, but yet so many don’t have the freedom to exercise those rights. Love the social commentary in this post.


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