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Old 25-05-2020, 07:53 AM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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Hello HITESH SHAH,

Thanks for your further contribution/thoughts adding clarity which is of help as we all consider this topic.
What may be emerging from the collective thoughts on this thread is some part of the framework which you mention.--A basic aid to navigation.

Continuing:-

I wonder if we are missing the recognition of essential players in the process?

Perhaps we are tending to point the finger elsewhere and not recognising our own part in the process?
To what extent do we actually have the desire to seek and question?
Are we perhaps ourselves compromised in some way which makes it difficult for us to be sufficiently motivated to question?
Is it easier for us to live without questioning?

It does seem unlikely that we can give proper consideration to the topic which we are discussing here without first understanding ourselves. ?.

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Old 09-07-2020, 09:02 PM
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People like absolutes. People like rules. People like not having to think.

You can often get by without having to think - Dogma and rigid dogmatic thinking are very popular - but eventually sticking to an inappropriate rule will deliver a bad result. There is no substitute for applying intelligence and awareness in any situation, even if the bare minimum to give right understanding, and therefore right action.

So many people go through life believing that any 'intentional misrepresentation' is bad, regardless of the situation or circumstance, and almost always don't follow their own beliefs in that regard, sooner or later.

But many people dislike taking responsibility for their own actions, preferring to say "I was just following orders" or "That's the rules". What they really mean is "I'd rather hurt you than risk hurting me".

Intentional misrepresentation is ethical or unethical depending on the purpose. If a salesman lies to you to make a sale, that is tantamount to theft, and unethical. If a friend tricks you for your own good, for example taking you to lunch just to get you out of your house while all your friends ready a surprise birthday party, well then that is something else isn't it? But it requires you to THINK about it. Yes, he intentionally misrepresented the reason for the lunch - and it is an act of love.

And that's the truth.

Kioma - I like your post here. Several years ago I was talked into helping someone who was in a desperate place. Only thing was, I had to misrepresent myself in order to help this person. It all backfired and, long story short, I lost a lot! Let's leave it at that.

When I look back at that severe time of using bad judgment, I honestly don't even recognize that person, that is, me. In fact I feel so strongly about it I raised my child to always tell the truth.

It took me a number of years to learn how to forgive myself for who I let myself become years ago. I can say with certainty that I'm much wiser having made that mistake in life. And isn't that what making mistakes is all about - learning on this ever changing journey we're each on in life?

So I agree with you in that human beings and human situations cannot be painted in black and white only, but infinite colors. When a forest burns down, little plants eventually take hold and start to grow in the ashes. That's how I view a human life.
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Old 18-05-2022, 10:25 AM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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Hello All.

We have talked a little about "truth".

Contemplating now concerning if and how truth relates to trust.

some thoughts (obvious thoughts) :-

Sometimes what we consider to be "true" at a particular time, and however we may have arrived at such conclusion, what we consider to be true walks arm in arm with that which we trust.

It may seem a betrayal of that trust to question this apparent comradeship.

Cynical though it may seem, the truth is that the feeling which we call trust can be intentionally cultivated by others for reasons of which we are unaware, and even being aware may not care to question, and for purposes far removed from the considerations of caring comradeship.

---And that which we consider to be "true" can in its turn actually be either unintentional or intentional misrepresentation.

How shall we discern, decide, if we have reasonable cause to question?
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Old 18-05-2022, 01:39 PM
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How shall we discern, decide, if we have reasonable cause to question?

For me i was up against a wall, and things I'd been told 'work' obviously didn't 'work', and I was are tired of whitewashing it and having blind faith in things that have always let me down just on the basis of more say-so from others, so I considered that I might have cause to question what I was being told...
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Old 19-05-2022, 11:08 AM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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Hello FallingLeaves.

I hope it is not out of order for me to say that I can imagine how frustrating--and also disappointing--it must have been at the time to realise that procedures/"treatments" which were said to be helpful to others proved to be of no or less benefit to yourself.

A situation/circumstance of which I also have some experience--though probably not to the extent which which you have experienced.

Good wishes.
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Old 19-05-2022, 10:20 PM
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a few years ago i mighta bit your head off for 'pitying' me lol... but however you might have meant it I'm glad you said something... thank you...
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Old 22-05-2022, 06:05 AM
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just a handshake FallingLeaves.
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