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    Jax
    Keymaster

    “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde

    #190206
    Jax
    Keymaster

    I found this quote really interesting today. From one perspective, morality is what you invoke when you aren’t already naturally doing the most benevolent thing. It reminds me of a quote in Doctor Who with the 11th doctor.

    Quote:
    Madame Kovarian: The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men have too many rules.
    The Doctor: Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.
    https://www.planetclaire.tv/quotes/doctorwho/series-six/a-good-man-goes-to-war/

    I would say, benevolent people don’t need morality. That intention, that focus in life means rules are not needed because they are guided by the Force to what is benevolent and thus the highest action to take. That’s my goal for my life, personally. I find it comes up in unexpectedly awesome ways. If I can live a life with no need for morals and rules, I believe I have found spiritual mastery.

    #190443
    StormyKat
    Participant

    This made me so happy to see a Doctor Who quote worked into the Daily Diamond.

    It is true. I would love to not have to have rules. I am still working on myself and find I have times when I do need those rules.

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    If I can live a life with no need for morals and rules, I believe I have found spiritual mastery.

    I never thought of it that way, but that is amazing. Something new to work towards.

    #190446
    Jax
    Keymaster

    :-)
    A Jedi example is how we teach people the code early on. But after a bit of time walking the path I literally never think about it unless someone brings it up. I’m simply walking it without thinking about it.

    #190531
    StormyKat
    Participant

    I was thinking about this more on Thursday, let me think if I can recapture my thought. I think morality applies not just to the people we dislike, but also to the people who can’t do anything for us, especially when we are in a position of power. I mean, especially when making decisions regarding gaining and/or keeping power. If I can think of my example again I will share it.

    #190532
    Jax
    Keymaster

    I tend to think of morality stepping in when our empathy fails. Ideally we wouldn’t need it. But since we all fall into our humanity at times, we have rules that we call morals. I look forward to your continued thoughts on this.

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