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Old 09-13-2016, 10:31 PM
 
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The most important thing for me in my life is to be able to look myself in the mirror and know that a fraud isnt' looking back. Making sure my standard of living is pretty high, that's important to me. I often wonder what a society would be like without lawbreakers, morons, idiots running through society without a care in the world, disrespecting themselves, their families and society in general.

There's so much nonsense out there that it feels like there should be some reward for being a great person who respects other people, all living creatures and the earth that we all inhabit, but in reality, i'm just doing what everyone else should be doing. I wish i knew why many people have so little regard for ethics and morals, i mean, is it really too much to ask to just be polite and follow the rules so we can all live in harmony?

Why is this too much to ask?
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:31 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Why is this too much to ask?
Because humans are fallible. They fall prey to greed, dreams of power, and other false ego-boosters.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:33 AM
 
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....Why is this too much to ask?
Because you are asking the species of human beings to act like something it is not.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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Because they are not being taught values. Because they watch "screens" all day every day telling them to be shallow, toss others under the bus and be greedy greedy greedy at all costs. No consequences for bad actions.

Has nothing to do with being human. Has everything to do with being brainwashed with a bad morals/values and NOT taught good morals/values.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Because you are asking the species of human beings to act like something it is not.
And the OP is under the illusion that s/he doesn't suck as much as everyone else.

I have learned that I suck just as much, just in ways that are more acceptable to me personally, or that I'm sufficiently blind to.

Ask my wife, or my daughter, or anyone else close to me, I'm sure they can list a bunch of things about me that drive them batsh_t on a regular basis. Fortunately they care enough to be exasperated.

That said, there are times ... like this election cycle in the US ... when it's temptingly easy to think everyone else is mad and you're the only sane person in the world.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Venice Italy
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The human being gives meaning, to events that lives, according to the parameters or measuring elements that his mind has -own-, if the mind has -own- a conscious awareness is easy to think that every processing will not harm other people
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Hmmm...
OP, let me use a parable.
When Yeshua was walking into a small town, he saw a crowd of people, readying to stone a woman.
He asked people - why?
She is a harlot, we are going to punish her for her sins.
Yeshua said: Sure. Go ahead, she surely deserves this. But let him who is without a sin himself, cast the first stone.
And not a single hand raised.

OP, now go and stand in front of that mirror. Look into and say to yourself - Mirror, I am as crystal clear a person, righteous, virtuous and without a single wrong doing in my life, as I described myself in this post.
Maybe you'll voile that mirror after? As you took on rather brave statement against the world, you know. While in reality, you should be looking only into one depth - depth of your Self.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:26 AM
 
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Why is this too much to ask?
It's not too much to ask..but it's also improbable.
Many kids are raised without parental guidance these days. There's no examples for them to see...there's no one teaching them right from wrong...they haven't learned how to be considerate, or compassionate towards their fellow man, because they've never experienced it themselves.....
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:01 AM
 
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Other people are so awful because they're just like you and everyone else. They're "unintegritous" and unethical in ways they either don't realize or can excuse, just like you are in your own unrealized or excusable ways. The difference between people isn't that some are good and some are bad, but is that their good points and bad points are different from those other people have. Your own good points look better, and bad points look smaller, than those in whom such points are different.

To get more philosophical, I think we should remember that to "all live in harmony" is not the purpose of life. We're not really flawed, in that the problems we have are the reasons we exist. I believe that our purpose is not to live in some type of harmonious perfection, but is to have problems and to get better in spite of them. I use Newton's First Law of Motion to describe this belief. If we picture a universe in which there is no imbalance, with no problems and nothing out of place, then nothing will happen. There will be no movement and no purpose to existence. Things happen because of imbalance, and the purpose of existing is to seek balance.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Costa Rica
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A Taoist proverb says: keep your mirror clean
Michael says: do not expect others to do it for you
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