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Volenti non fit iniuria (or injuria) (Latin: "to a willing person, injury is not done)

A dear friend and fellow warrior for TRUTH often recites Maxims of law. Earlier today I felt inclined to google Maxims regarding risk and heres what I found.

Volenti non fit iniuria (or injuria) (Latin: "to a willing person, injury is not done") is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict. **This relates directly to knowing about the risk but still going ahead anyways, knowing even if you get hurt you cannot blame anyone but yourself.

Volenti applies only to the risk which a reasonable person would consider them as having assumed by their actions; thus a boxer consents to being hit, and to the injuries that might be expected from being hit, but does not consent to (for example) his opponent striking him with an iron bar, or punching him outside the usual terms of boxing. Volenti is also known as a "voluntary assumption of risk."

Volenti is sometimes described as the plaintiff "consenting to run a risk."

I am dumbfounded to fully come into the knowing that we consent to the nonsense willingly and knowingly everyday! I don't know about anyone else but the hashtag #IDoNotConsent seems to be much more forthcoming lately.

I googled Volenti non fit injuria

Legal principle that one who knowingly and voluntarily consents to and takes on a risk (for example, by participating in a potentially dangerous sport, such as motor racing or skiing) cannot ask for compensation for the damage or injury resulting from it. In some jurisdictions (such as UK), however, neither the knowledge nor the willingness of the inherent risk of injury is considered assent, only a written waiver of the right to claim compensation for negligence suffices. Latin for, to a willing person it is not a wrong.

In other words, if you are going to a boxing match and put on the gloves and then step in the ring to box you can’t blame anyone for getting hit in the head and getting a consussion!

May we RISE UP in our knowing!


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