Sunday, March 20, 2011

3 When Giving The Trust...

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Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and EnvyFrançois Lemoyne, 1737

What’s better: A lie that draws a smile or the truth that draws a tear? 

Obviously it's the second one (if it's accepted earlier). Many people are pretentious however; just concerned about creating and maintaining a good interpersonal atmosphere (even though it’s just a façade) to avoid a personal inconvenience. They think it’s self-righteous, but it is not. 

To avoid regrets when the truth comes biting at your ass, you should:
  1. Only trust the right person at the right moment for the right reason and; 
  2. Make sure history proves that they have are trustworthy.
  3. Assess your risks and be prepared in case fail you.

To learn more about must-know information about trust, you can purchase a copy of Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity by Francis Fukuyama, 1996.

Friday, March 4, 2011

6 Boundaries

People who keep crusading their beliefs on others like it’s some sort of A-grade heroism are really (very) irksome. Beliefs toward the superstition should be, in every respect, a personal choice; and it’s very disrespectful and distasteful to trespass this very personal boundary.

The Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch.

If you are one of these people, please stop being selfish and show respect; and stop this insensitive, zealotry and partisanship for it is really offensive- particularly to others with contrasting beliefs. A change of heart almost never happens anyway, especially if the person being preached to, obviously, does not want to be pacified. So what’s the point?

It is also ubiquitously lackluster for one to perturbably preach when he himself doesn’t really try to live a holy life every day. Thinking that your belief is a moral standard and that it needs to be spread to others is equally unevolved and preposterous as well.

So far, as a democratic society, I think that the practice of free religion is one of our most abused state civics. But please be reminded that we are a secular country and we DO NOT have a state religion. Never had. Never will. Period.

The moral lesson here is…

People should ask themselves first: how they would feel if other people tried to force foreign beliefs on them, before they start mindlessly doling out unsolicited and completely irrelevant information to an uninterested party. The times are different and you are not Jesus; most of us appreciate the passion but we just don’t give a rat’s ass.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4 Re-introduction to History

“Those who bore witness to a slaughter may forget, but whatever which is writ in blood or ember- eternity remembers.” –A.Javier

It’s either people are forgetting history’s significance or they intentionally forget. Remember that history is the story of why we are the way we are now; how we came to be. Just how can anybody develop a proper panorama of the present or the future if there is no benchmark to compare it to?

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Historia (Allegory of History)
By Nikolaos Gysis (1892)
1.      History is inarguably one of the few valid bases of judgment humanity can ever think of.

2.      Nobody can describe history with absolute precision because of the purely subjective nature of observation (variability among everybody’s perception). Thus history is a realm that is constantly under or threat of bias.

3.      Sometimes there can be innumerable renditions of history, it is easier to say that it is the best example of a metanarrative in the world.

a.      This is problematic because we need to institute a reasonable uniformity to it which helps to curb the boundless interpretations that might ensue from an incoherent imagination. (Remember that lucid and rational people don’t change history or bear false account of it, unless when they’re lying of course).  

4.     History is giving account to our past in order to gain insight to our own predilections and vulnerabilities. It helps us plan and interact accordingly in the future and, as much as possible, avoid the mistakes that we or our ancestors did in the past.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

6 The 21st Century Ten Commandments

If The Ten Commandments could be revised for the 21st century by Christopher Hitchens...
  1. Do not condemn people based on the basis of their ethnicity or color.
  2. Do not ever even think about using people as private property, as owned or as slave.
  3. Despise those who use violence (or the threat of it) in sexual relations.
  4. Hide your face and weep if you ever dare harm a child.
  5. Do not condemn people for their in born nature.
  6. The Original Ten Commandments
  7. Be aware that you too are an animal and dependent on the web of nature; think and act accordingly.
  8. Do not imagine that you can escape judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus rather than with a knife.
  9. Turn off that fucking cellphone- you have no idea how unimportant your call is to us.
  10. Denounce all Jihadists and Crusaders for what they are: psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions (and terrible sexual repressions).
  11. Be willing to renounce any God or any religion, if any holy commandment should contradict any of the above.

 In short he says, "do not swallow your moral code… in tablet form."
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