Culture & The History of Human Rights

Earlier this week I saw a post on Facebook from another blog that I follow, the wonderful Primer Magazine, it was a link to the video below discussing human rights. At first glance, you may think “what does this have to do with this blog?”, but in fact it has a lot to do with this blog. See Cherry Wood & Leather isn’t just here to discuss Jazz, Art and Literature… the goal is to provide you with someone else’s viewpoint – in turn making you more knowledgeable and better versed on various topics.

Understanding other cultures and why they do the things they do and the way they do them is important in personal growth. Once you begin to see the stories that everyone brings to the table and why it is this perfectly imperfect gathering, that is when walls begin to bust down. This is also when the definitions of human rights begins to be moot and it just becomes mutual understanding and hopefully peace.

Many fought for the rights defined by the United Nations, and discussed in the video, to be taken seriously and universally accepted. It’s sad that these are things that were fought for, as they should just come naturally, and without thought.

Thus, the post and discussion here on CW&L, to get you thinking about those cultures that you don’t know and maybe to get you researching to learn more about them. As always, I look forward to your comments and discussion below!