Why Do Laws Betray People

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“The laws do not betray what a people are but rather what seems to them foreign, strange, uncanny, outlandish. The laws refer to the exceptions to the morality of mores, and the severest penalties are provided for what accords with the mores of a neighboring people” (What Laws Betray, pg 109).

Laws and codes do not make people but people make laws and codes that are especially set up to go against the things and ideas that they believe to be strange or weird and go against their reason. They then use the laws to protect them and their social norms. They then add the morality to these social norms made by them, which then gives backing to their actions. These things matters because they are setting up their reason and ideology into laws which they can then use to judge and place penalties on others who do not follow the social norm. They are trying to combine the social norm and morality to protect themselves. It is possible to use these two together but with caution and judgement. I agree that laws do not betray people. I think that some laws are backed by social norms
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When we understand both of them then we can find pleasure in our knowledge. But if we cannot understand the importance of folly then we cannot understand the importance of our knowledge. We can find enjoyment in our folly and it is a good idea to be able to laugh at yourself once in awhile. It is important to understand both the good and the bad things in life when gaining knowledge and wisdom. Reassessment and reevaluation of the human life is one way of doing this. Nietzsche has been writing about the importance of both good and evil and the role they play in humanity. We as humans tend to try to avoid the pain and then go after only the pleasure. We like the sun but then run away when it starts to rain. I think it is good to under the pain or folly in order to get a correct perspective on the good like knowledge and

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