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Just a stray thought.

Sometimes, I feel it's most important that people know and believe the truth – which is passion, but also no small degree of arrogance, to imagine I know such a thing. But other times, I feel it's best they believe whatever comforts them, regardless of my ideas of truth (and fact), so long as they do as little harm as possible. But that's pretty much the whole of the Law, isn't it? (Rhetorical question.)

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cdennismoore
Dec. 9th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Damn, I thought the law was Ape shall not kill Ape.
corucia
Dec. 9th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)

Unfortunately, often one person's truth is another person's harm.
humglum
Dec. 9th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)

All too true.
miakodadreams
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
But that's pretty much the whole of the Law, isn't it?

Only to those who care to observe the Law, sadly.
sylvarthorne
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Belief is, in my (humble, yes) opinion, intended to provide both awe and comfort. As you said, so long as they are minimizing their harmful impacts, it's all good.

We all have infinite time to discover Truth, and I do not believe (there's that word again...) that this existence is one in which people can easily or frequently access it.
whiskeychick
Dec. 9th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Made me think of Billy Pilgrim.
hypanebliss
Dec. 12th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
I often tell people that the best thing they can do is believe in themselves. Without self love and acceptance its pretty damned impossible to reach out beyond with anything other than negativity. Then again, its easy to write these words and a lot harder to live by them.

Nicely stated.
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