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03 Sep

„That‘s Not Right“

In business there are "unwritten laws" that entrepreneurs and their employees follow almost naturally. Mostly regulate decency, custom and morality in business life. This means that no one takes advantage of the other or exploits their weakness. Like is then also the "honorable businessman" effort.

We know similar rules in the private sector. They are simply overwritten with "That should not be appropriate". The reason for this is that we grab when someone needs our help, don't let anyone run into bad luck and of course avoid "just ripping someone off".

And how is it in public life? In "society", in politics? - That's where the legislature comes in very quickly. Moral principles such as "That should not be appropriate" rarely suffice here. Apparently this can only be regulated with laws. One of the most amazing recently has been the one that forbids anyone to take pictures of women under their skirts.

This is called "Upskirting" and can also be found under "Upskirt" as a section on pornographic websites. Upskirt pictures or videos therefore serve voyeuristic interest. However, an upskirt is often due to practical circumstances in sports, such as jumping or tennis. - There are a number of laws that actually forbid the matter of course: parents are prohibited from beating their children. Men are not allowed to beat up their women. And rape has no place in marriage. With a certain moral stability of those affected, a "That should not be appropriate" would suffice for all of this.

Obviously, with a view to “social media”, more and more general “decency” of human interaction seems to have gone to the dogs. This does not only include the upskirting mentioned. The fact that states and stakeholders in a country plagued by war and displacement can seriously argue about the number of open border crossings for the humanitarian supply of the civilian population in the "big politics" also drives the blush.

Another short excursion into the language. It is always in danger of being used one way or the other: The fact that we hardly find any fiery-spicy schnitzel on the menu by name and only allowed to eat foam kisses (chocolate marshmallow) will not lead to the end of the world. But with that we are already in the difficult field of anti-discrimination. Heavy fields are often used for plowing in this field. We should avoid that people named Mohr or Mohrmann (or similar) do not have to feel compelled to change their (family)names at some point. - It shouldn't be ...

With Best Regards

Walter Thieme
WTH Managing Director