Respect for natural and innate rights preserves the dignity of the person, but the desire for new subjective rights over life can distort the truth and disfigure man; if desire ignores that life is entrusted to us for custody and not to dispose of it freely, then the will conditions and abuses the rights themselves.
According to the natural and psychological sciences, the connections among need–fear–responsibility are distinguished by relationship with another person, with a community of other people, with the Other.
Values, laws, duties and harms are generally treated distinctly, characterized by the habits and customsoriginated in the contextual culture.
Conflicts between people produce norms, initially developing laws of cutting, with subjective judgments of the community, of the elderly, of the rulers. Ample traces from the Semitic world are found in the Old Testament.
The encounter is opposite to conflict or inconvenience; the fear of being in the place of the other, who is in distress and suffering, can trigger the desire to find help for one's own self in similar conditions; the need to find compassion in the future now produces feelings and compassion for each other.
The social, philosophical and legal sciences suggest that a feeling of responsibility and compassion arises from the person to move towards the other, in recognition of another self and possible friend, promoting good towards a brother.