How to Balance Between Freedom and Order

In any established society, both freedom of the people to do what they desire and some sort of order to keep everything organized and stable is needed simultaneously. Though most lawmakers make sure that none of the laws contradict with the rights and freedoms of the general public, sometimes the balance between the two is difficult to achieve. Now, depending on the society and the mentality of the people or what they seem to give more importance to, there are a few strategies that can be used to find common ground between the rulers and the ruled. Those strategies being the 4 C’s: consideration, cooperation, consultation, and commitment.

In order to balance between two drastically different things with the same importance, consideration is needed to understand that the opposite sides’ job is as difficult and as essential as your own and that coming together and agreeing on correct courses of action and having everyone satisfied about it, is what is desired. Cooperation is also a key strategy of ensuring equity in a society because if everyone is busy with their own selfish desires and aren’t willing to cooperate or compromise to make decisions it makes everything a lot more difficult than necessary. Consultation is also something that can make running a stable and satisfied society a lot simpler. If the rulers choose to consult with those ruled on what they wish to see happen, and vice-versa getting to a quicker solution becomes quite effortless. It also leaves less room for disagreements, because everyone is informed before something becomes reality. The last way of balancing equally between freedom and order is having commitment towards one another and the utmost goal of coming to decisions effortlessly, avoiding misunderstandings and disagreements, and also committing to voice your opinions and collaborating to come to a consensus.

In conclusion, having a consensus between freedom and order is of great importance to keep a society running, which is why it is so crucial that the rulers and the ruled come to an agreement about each other’s rights and duties towards the well-being of the individual and the whole.