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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Our Ethical Creeds

    “The Paradoxical Commandments:

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”

    (Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution:
    Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council)
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    Your "Ethical Creed"?
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    22 Nov '15 07:59
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Your "Ethical Creed"?
    Were you not even able to express your own ethical creed in your own words?
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Your "Ethical Creed"?
    Try not to [1] damage, [2] deceive, or [3] coerce, except when necessary, and... oh yes, [4] try to get the 'when necessary' bit right as much as possible.
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    22 Nov '15 08:46
    Empathy.

    'The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.'

    I think i am kept ethical because of my ability to empathize with others (human and animal). As long as i can put myself in someone else's shoes i will behave in a way that isn't unkind or immoral. (*Yes, i know animals don't wear shoes).
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    22 Nov '15 09:27
    People are born without their consent
    Suicide is selfish
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    "I didn't ask to be born..."

    "Just as well, as we probably wouldn't have had you"
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    22 Nov '15 09:58
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Empathy.

    'The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.'

    I think i am kept ethical because of my ability to empathize with others (human and animal). As long as i can put myself in someone else's shoes i will behave in a way that isn't unkind or immoral. (*Yes, i know animals don't wear shoes).
    Horses do.
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    22 Nov '15 10:30
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I think i am kept ethical because of my ability to empathize with others (human and animal). As long as i can put myself in someone else's shoes i will behave in a way that isn't unkind or immoral. (*Yes, i know animals don't wear shoes).
    One of my kittens did something immoral in one of my shoes earlier this week. My empathy was tested.
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    22 Nov '15 11:26
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    My wife and I don't overlap with these ideas you are talking about.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    22 Nov '15 12:32
    Honor your promises by keeping them. Pay your debts. Don't hurt your friends.
    Forgive your enemies. Help the needy. Fulfill your obligations. Never kiss and tell
    (an indirect metaphorical reference to respect for the privacy of other people).
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    22 Nov '15 12:34
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    People are born without their consent
    Suicide is selfish
    "Suicide" with rare exceptions is an insult to your family and friends (and in an indirect sense to the rest of the human race).
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    22 Nov '15 12:54
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Horses do.
    Not in my house.
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    22 Nov '15 12:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Suicide" with rare exceptions is an insult to your family and friends (and in an indirect sense to the rest of the human race).
    You have absolutely no clue about this topic whatsoever.
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    22 Nov '15 15:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Suicide" with rare exceptions is an insult to your family and friends (and in an indirect sense to the rest of the human race).
    I can see how you might think that, from the outside looking in, but the reality is quite different. A person has to be in a very distressed or disturbed state to consider, attempt or succeed in taking their own life. It is always tragic, sometimes bewildering, never an insult to family and friends. They may very well feel hurt and angry by such a death of a love one, but have never yet dealt with a suicide where the motivation was to insult anybody.
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    22 Nov '15 15:59
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Not in my house.
    You keep horses in the house? wow you must have like a house the size of Wimbledon common.
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