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Ben # Posted on October 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

well we can agree it depends on there being people, right? We judge the Shepard, not the dog, as immoral. or dumb.

I act out of a combination of empathy and respect with others, and a will to life with myself.

if you dont kill me i dont kill you. if you steal one of my sheep im going to try and get it back. if i can’t, I’m getting the hell away from you.

if you do none of these and say hi, I say hi back. I may offer you a scone. what’s that, you’re allergic to gluten? how about some of these gluten-free pretzels?

the good life must be a life examined. one comes to his own definition of good, whether purely of his own merit or not, and lives in such a way to fit the definition. and the irrational man must examine himself as he knows himself to be: prone to fickle and individualistic emotions.

in this way, one’s code of action cannot be taught to him, but must be learned and understood genuinely alone. Why do you act the way you do to people? You have the best idea.

Consider someone who thinks it’s polite to smile and keep eye contact. They meet someone who finds this invasive and disrespectful, because back in _______, people do not maintain such prolonged eye contact with strangers. Very unique codes