My Body, My Mind, All Mine

Human Rights

The right of a human being is not to conform to laws set by the government or by civilized society. The right of an individual starts with being an individual and having the right to their own body and thoughts. Why shouldn’t human beings have the right to their arms, their legs, their heads and their minds? Just because you have a conflicting view of what the government lacks, or how barbaric society has become does not mean you should be robbed of your right. Conformity to the institution is the worse shit that you can do to yourself, unless you make that decision to be part of their traditional practices, then that is your right to do so (what a shame! hehehe).

The contradiction of my thoughts are my rights, none should force me to change it, though I gladly welcome reactions and responses, if you have the patience to do so.

The bullshit of adherence to civilized behavior is unbecoming nowadays, where free-will has been subjected to mind-numbing propaganda and religious dogma of the highest “order”. What is civilized to you may appear to be completely barbaric to me. So who is to say that what you are trying (in vain) to preach is the “truth”?

The point, or the lack of one, is you own your mind and body. Do what you think is best, not in the interest of society, but best for yourself. Start by equipping yourself with the ability to make informed decisions with life skills, such as being able to make a decision, solving problems, critical thinking, communication and how to resolve conflicts. Activism starts from you, not from the Cause that you claim to represent. Activism starts when you make an informed decision that your body and mind belongs to you, and not to some piss-cutting institution or world order.

Now, do yourself a favor: Please Smile 🙂


An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at and @bedlamfury

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