“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
When can crime be prevented? At what stage can we stop the ripple effect? When do we risk entering into the unknown and digging up more problems than solutions?
I don’t know why but this made me think. So it’s Reading Week and since I decided to choose the lovely degree of Law, my week has been spent slaving away in the Learning Grid by day and doubling as a dance queen by night -(all will be explained in due course.)
Anyway, so as I’m sat here reading my Criminal Law textbook which is ironically written by someone called HM KEATING (Shonda, did you know this?), I’ve stopped to ponder on a certain aspect of the Law. The fact that despite efforts to prevent crime, it inevitably occurs due to the difficulty in actually locating “the point farthest removed from the ultimate harm apprehended at which meaningful preventive intervention can take place.”
Is this point actually feasible? Or is it a figment of our imagination?
WHO KNOWS MATE.
I’m finding that Law – criminal law especially is very much like philosophy, a series of unanswered questions to big issues and various people’s attempts to make sense of it all. So basically lawyers are like all of us – except more qualified and educated.
It’s days like this that make me feel satisfied with the degree I’ve chosen because I know that in discussing a range of issues, i’m causing my mind to remain active and I’m actually learning how to critically assess any and everything. I don’t wanna be a bystander and just take life as it comes – I wanna be DO-er.