Use is called the act and result of taking advantage or taking
advantage. This verb (to take advantage of) refers to
the useful use of something, obtaining as much as possible of
For example: "The use of natural resources is essential for the growth of
the city", "To improve the state of the environment, we have to
promote the use of waste, reusing it", "Pay attention: the use of this
course It can help you get a job. "
The use is linked to profit out: that is, to make something
is profitable, beneficial or fruitful. If we take the case of land use,
to mention one possibility, the notion is linked to exploiting the land to
obtain food or something else that is useful. A field where there is no planting
or no animals is wasted: the use of the land could be achieved
by planting soybeans, tomatoes or corn, or allowing livestock to graze.
DigoPaul, the idea of exploitation has a negative
connotation, since it is associated with obtaining profit from a person,
an animal or something through abuse or deception: "I cannot tolerate the
exploitation of innocent children", "The use of the elderly is
something that outrages me", "People condemned the use made by the
company of the most humble residents. "
Taking the example of the wasted field, it is possible to say that raising
animals to exploit them is to take advantage of them: what
millions of people see as a necessary use of the resources that nature gives us,
others consider it to be the use of innocent beings that are reduced to objects
and treated as slaves in an absolutely unfair manner.
The term exploitation seems to have in its genes this duality
between the just and unjust, the necessary and the capricious, a fine line that
makes it very difficult to assess an action and know whether it is about "taking
advantage" or "taking advantage". Perhaps the reason for this ambiguity is due
to the difficulty that also occurs in distinguishing a right from
For atheistic people, there is no divine design that allows us to use nature
to satisfy our needs; However, even if there is no divine
entity that gives us the rest of the species to exploit and consume them, the
pride of human beings comes to the same conclusion: we have the right to do so,
because we are superior.
Based on this premise, we say that capturing and locking an animal, raising
it isolated from its natural environment and its family, preventing it from
moving freely and fulfilling its true functions, killing and
dismembering it is part of our right to take advantage of nature's resources.
; from the point of view of our victim, his parents, siblings and friends, it is
surely - at least - an act of exploitation.
In Spain, finally, urban use is a legal
concept that links to subordinate the ownership of land to a
social purpose and the participation of the people in the added value produced
by the development of a public space.
This concept is also known by the name of right to urban development,
and can be defined as the quantification of the right to build by making
what is built its own, the translation of the Latin expression ius
aedificandi, which has its roots in Roman law. It is important to note
that this should not be confused with the right of surface, since this
is the only one of both that contemplates immediate construction on the ground,
while the first is a mere instrument of the urban technique of equal
distribution of loads and benefits.