What principles do you use to live your life?

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06 Aug 2021, 8:00 pm

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There are a few basic values by which I try (many times unsuccessfully) to live my life. In simple form they are:

Community
Equality
Simplicity
Truth
Peace
Care of the environment

These are the Quaker testimonies.


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Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

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06 Aug 2021, 8:17 pm

put in some effort and try to make it not suck.

actually, that's just my work ethic, I wish I could extend to other aspects of life as well - it serves me well as work ethic in that it attracts people who think similarly, leading to collaboration that sometimes doesn't suck.


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06 Aug 2021, 9:22 pm

Don't work harder, work smarter.



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12 Aug 2021, 4:28 pm

Use words and never violence.


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12 Aug 2021, 4:35 pm

To be responsible for myself and to live by my own intelligence and experiences and not bow down to anyone's group think, especially that of politically correctness.



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13 Aug 2021, 1:10 pm

To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentations of their women.



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13 Aug 2021, 1:14 pm

Maintain strong morals.


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13 Aug 2021, 2:03 pm

Is it hurting anyone, mind your own business and don't judge them.


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14 Aug 2021, 9:46 pm

From Atheist leaning Agnostic (or vice versa) viewpoints:

From St. Francis: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

LINK: 'A Deeper Look into the Serenity Prayer.'

LINK: https://www.ricentral.com/arts_entertai ... 7429b.html



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15 Aug 2021, 2:58 am

AngelRho wrote:
To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentations of their women media.


FIFY given your enemies :lol:


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15 Aug 2021, 2:59 am

Mine are a combination of never being completely certain of anything, and extending the principle of charity towards others until they give me reason not to.


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15 Aug 2021, 4:36 am

I also do not accept finger pointing. If you are working here, you are far better off owning up to your errors than you are trying to blame them on others.



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15 Aug 2021, 8:31 am

Dox47 wrote:
Mine are a combination of never being completely certain of anything,

I do that too, but it's not a moral principle for me, it's just the only way that stands up to reason. For me, certainty is a number that never quite reaches 100%, though it's sometimes so near it that for all practical purposes it may as well be.



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16 Aug 2021, 12:20 am

Dox47 wrote:
Mine are a combination of never being completely certain of anything, and extending the principle of charity towards others until they give me reason not to.


I'm quite certain about a number of things in mathematics. That includes that there are mathematical statements that can be neither proven nor disproven.



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16 Aug 2021, 12:37 am

kokopelli wrote:
Dox47 wrote:
Mine are a combination of never being completely certain of anything, and extending the principle of charity towards others until they give me reason not to.


I'm quite certain about a number of things in mathematics. That includes that there are mathematical statements that can be neither proven nor disproven.


I was impressed with mathematical theorems at school, because they were apparently things which could be and had been proved. I would be 100% certain that they were all true, but the main objection to that assumption is that I can't be sure I'm not dreaming or under some strange delusion. Also there may be flaws in some mathematical conclusions that haven't been noticed yet, perhaps in a similar way as Newtonian physics was once accepted as perfect, until it was noticed that a second isn't necessarily a second, a metre not necessarily a metre, and matter was sometimes created or destroyed, etc. But it's the "dreaming" objection that's the most far-reaching, or more broadly I can't absolutely trust the judgement of my own brain, because that would seem to put a speck of doubt into almost everything.



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16 Aug 2021, 12:54 am

kokopelli wrote:
I'm quite certain about a number of things in mathematics. That includes that there are mathematical statements that can be neither proven nor disproven.


I studied Philosophy of Mathematics in Uni.

One of the exam questions was "Does Math exist naturally, or did people create it?"

I loved that class. :heart: