Do u practice what u preach 50% or 100% of the time?

  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 22, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    Do u do what u say all the time or do u break ur own rules & make exceptions? Is everyone's moral code the same or do u customize & alter it to suit ur sense of rightness? Are ur morals strictly black & white or is there room for gray?
  • calibro

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    Oct 22, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    i'm not a lawyer, nor am i a preacher
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    Oct 22, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    calibro saidi'm not a lawyer, nor am i a preacher

    I'm both! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • calibro

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    Oct 22, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    calibro saidi'm not a lawyer, nor am i a preacher

    I'm both! icon_rolleyes.gif


    so is mitt romney
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    calibro said
    JR_RJ said
    calibro saidi'm not a lawyer, nor am i a preacher

    I'm both! icon_rolleyes.gif


    so is mitt romney

    I resign...icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    Yeah i know the saying "We often judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions"

    with that in mind I strive to be an example of what i preach. and i'm sure i don't always do it 100% so i'm glad when someone can genuinely point out contradictions I may make and rectify them.
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    I'd give myself 75% or so. My biggest downfall is dish, shade and gossip. So often a catty remark is out of my mouth and hanging in the air almost before I realize it.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Very honest Choclitdaddy icon_smile.gif I feel we change our minds to adapt it to every new situation we encounter. Never say never. There is no absolute truth. There's always two sides to a story. Truth is subjective. Everyone always thinks they're right & hardly ever admit they're wrong. Even tho we want to go in all directions, we all have a built-in moral compass that always points North.
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    Oct 22, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    spgem saidVery honest Choclitdaddy icon_smile.gif I feel we change our minds to adapt it to every new situation we encounter. Never say never. There is no absolute truth. There's always two sides to a story. Truth is subjective. Everyone always thinks they're right & hardly ever admit they're wrong. Even tho we want to go in all directions, we all have a built-in moral compass that always points North.


    Yeah they call that the adaptive Bias when we reason adaptively rather than truthfully. The quote from Luther is a nice summary in my opinion

    “In 1988 two psychologists published an article arguing that positive self-deception is a normal and advantageous part of most people’s lives. It turns out that people lie to themselves about three things: They view themselves in implausibly positive ways; they think they have far more control over their lives than they actually do and; they believe the future will be better than the evidence of the present can possibly justify.”
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    The adaptive bias, very interesting tmac, thank u icon_smile.gif I think we all lie. We tell white lies to not hurt someone's feelings or to evade getting in trouble.
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    Oct 22, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    "just when we figure we've got life figured out, we go and say something idiotic"........