James Leroy Wilson's blog

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Disappointments, Harms, and Crimes

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
[D]isappointment is the emotional suffering that results when two wills collide at an emotional level, where one fails to live up to the others expectations. Harm is the suffering caused when two bodies collide at a physical level, usually unintentionally, but with one at fault who must compensate the other. Crime is what happens when two wills collide at the "ownership" or "rights" level, that is, when one tries to take something that belongs to someone else.

Much of the confusion in our society is that we can't tell the difference between the three.