Lies and deception

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    Jul 16, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    The major distinguishing characteristic between man and animal is man's capability of self-consciousness, i.e. we can took a look at ourselves and be the policeman so-to-speak as to what is good vs. bad characteristics; moral vs. immoral behavior. In an age where we are constantly being required to prove ourselves as to our identity, backgrounds, and our word, I ask myself: is the biggest perpetuator of all of the lies and deception in the world against ourselves rather than against our neighbors?

    Given the fact that we have the capability of self-consciousness, are we being completely and absolutely truthful with ourselves? Do we accurately see ourselves as the actual reality based on how we know ourselves as opposed to sometimes innacurate descriptions of how others see us. Are we just accepting such things as we are bad, immoral, unloving, and uncaring or are we seeing ourselves based on reality rather than others judgements?

    On the other side of the coin, are we capable of seeing the crap that we sometimes do as what it is, crap, or do we gloss over our actions as being justified based on some imaginary misdeeds others might have commited against us?

    In my own case, I think I'm getting there, but I have had a long, rocky road. The more we become attracted to the higher, Godly values, I think the easier it becomes to see ourselves as we truly are.

    Any thoughts on this RJ?
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 16, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste." icon_wink.gif