As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The other day I was reflecting upon my previous thoughts, where I wrote about the duty to serve and protect. These duties exist in there fullest form especially where there is a threat to life, safety of the self, others and a community. But I wanted to explore this idea in more detail here, to place a focus upon vulnerable or protected persons. For instance: if we know of individuals who have escaped from a threat of life, how would these individuals begin to pave a life for themselves that is free as much as possible from undue hardships, that stem from the very system that they are seeking care from? The hardships arise in many different forms. As when relying upon a nations system, one in a sense becomes a public person, or the property of the public. Where one's every move is watched. This can be a positive especially when one is seeking protection, or there is an actual fear to life. But there are blurs when one becomes a target of the very system one escapes to. This is where the very individuals become even more vulnerable, to eventually distrust the system of care. This is also where we can think about how creating trust between service providers, and individuals is dramatic for the outcomes of those who need to be helped. But should one be made to feel like a beggar?
This is where the question of morality come to play, where human dignity should be valued its utmost form, regardless of individual situation / circumstance, or the the state of health and well-being of the individuals. A state of vulnerability is also where service providers have to understand what it means to overstate harm, and where conflict is not actually a form of abuse. Sometimes it is easier to draw the lines, and think of conflict / arguments as abuse, but really it is about understanding that there is more to the story, and thinking from a holistic lens. But we can only really question a system, when we are knowledgeable about it, or to seek to learn about the systems of care. Vulnerable individuals do have rights. Unfair treatment is a sign of power imbalances, where service providers utilize their power to limit vulnerable individuals who are genuine, trustworthy, and who simply want to seek betterment for their life, or the individuals that are loved and cared for.