Suum Cuique “To each what he Deserves.”


Suum Cuique “To each what he Deserves.”

This self evident truth is one of the pillars of philosophical thought, not that it makes a philosopher wise, but that it proves the philosopher observant. Cicero says “To each his own.” Job says “As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.” Paul the Apostle “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Proverbs from all cultures warn their youth of this truth, the golden rule. You throw a ball against a wall, a ball you’ll get in return; expect nothing else. Do to others as you want done to you.

But what of modern culture? “To each his own” has become a declaration of freedom to do what every they want, and be whatever they’ll be. Does this “to each their own” give license to perversions,bring morality to evil? No. Those who live upside down see things different. “To each his own” is an English translation to the latin Suum Cuique. Which means “To each what he deserves.” The beating of the chest of the degenerate and the defense of “to each his own” is his proof that he may do as he pleases, and all must respect it. He throws death and expects in return life, he throws his health into the grave and expects no disease. He says “to each his own” but he is really saying “I can do what I want.” Yes, it is true he can act as he wills, but expect “to each what he deserves.” Should I morn this man’s plight with diseases? Or the scars and scabs and rotting flesh from his addiction? Eat poison, you are poisoned. Make a mess, you have a mess. “To each his own” is not the battle cry to freedom, it is the warning to license.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: