Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by jackflap
Think along these lines first Proto. It seems to me that someone would actually have to make rules as to what is right and what is wrong. Those rules
would have to be learned because like you said, some people can be inherently wrong in their thought processes.
Perhaps this is what is inherently wrong in all of our thought processes, and that is the belief that others must be wrong, because we don’t
consider them right.
Right and wrong is purely based on perspective.
Each person has their own version of "right" and "wrong".
Indeed the word "right" is self-referential.
Unlike north or south.
You can say "light" or "dark" but that also depends on a persons progress.
As lower-lifeforms (rocks, plants, animals) are always closer to prime-creator (nothing) and so dark. wheras higher life-forms are closer to
infinite-creator (inter-galacitic, inter-dimensional, multiversal beings) and so are light.
however a person might not agree with some things that either the "dark" or "light" due, as a unique self-guided entity they have the requirement
to make their own distinct belief structures.
These would be my rules.
1. Murder no one.
We already have an overpopulation problem.
On Iarga a nearby planet they have 30 billion people,
they have no more forests.
We have to allow predation and serial killers if we are to naturally maintain population levels at equilibrium.
It's true the federation typically uses planet-wide contraception. but this works on planets of monotonous species and typically leads to very boring
lives. Federation planets all complain about genetic problems arising from lack of diversity. Someone with better genes or success has no more
children than anyone else, so evolution is effectively crushed.
where's the adrenaline rush if there isn't an occasional predator to defend oneself from?
besides, even those civilians have manged to limit themselves into being able to do little more than buddhist monks, government people are allowed
complete and total freedom.
to kill enmass, torture, maim, with no questions about if the people typically civilians deserve it karmically.
the "no murder", or "keep each other safe, healthy and happy" law can be inacted within any atom-tribe,
so you could feel safe, healthy and happy within your tribe commmunity,
and those your tribe connects with.
being able to call on them in times of need.
2. Take nothing that is not yours without permission of who is in possession of it.
how about people that flaunt and taunt others with their possessions?
hoarding for themselves.
stealing is one of the ways in which information gets distributed.
look at file-sharing on the internet.
many plants and species were saved from potential extinction due to stealing.
Such as the silk worm, and other plants and species designated only for "emperors".
3. Never use violence as a method to solve a dispute or as a means to an end.
how about if they are murdering or stealing?
then surely violence is at time inevitable.
4. Judge no one, who has not done 1, 2, or 3!
The only kind of "judging" I could agree with is creating a summary of a persons beliefs.
Both aiding the person and community,
then if the community desires to banish the person,
this set of beliefs can be distributed amongst the adjoining communities until some community says they would be willing to accept that person,
if none those they might have to go out on their own in search of a community or make their own way.
exploitable and manipulated by those simply seeking power, control and profit.
people do these things as they don't have the security given to them by a self-sustaining community.
truly like Cheney says "it's lonely at the top", even he's not satisfied, since he doesn't have a community.
atom-tribes are natural, and with fab-labs can be high-tech
Thanks my friend.
it's a pleasure
by the way,
your rules are great.
For within an atom tribe community.
however of a planet or universe to maintain equilibrium,
all in unity, all accepted, all allowed.
[edit on 11-4-2010 by lowki]