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The Checkerboard Floor: Walk in the Path and Way of Good, Evil, or Both

There is a ladder with grades and levels to get off the checkerboard floor, the low, base, beastly, carnal, fleshly consciousness stuck in the pleasure trap and baser instincts, evolving towards a higher ego, a higher self, a higher consciousness, a higher soul. Consciousness, self, soul, ego are references to ourselves. Some people try to make the ego itself an […]

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Being Individually Moral but Forced to Live Among Collective Immorality

In history and in the present, have you noticed somethings are wrong with what was/is socially acceptable, with what was/is deemed “legal”? The collective way of living in society and what is accepted is not decided by each individual. Some individuals can see wrongs, yet can’t change the collective way things are. Despite wanting things to be better, we can’t […]

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Do We Choose the Power to Do Right, or the Power to Do Wrong?

Bad things can happen. Not everything comes from the power of human actions to produce something wrong into the world, but a lot of things do come from human actions. Evil things are not an accident. The evils in our world would not exist if human consciousness did not create them into existence. If there is evil somewhere, it’s because […]

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The Love Between Homeless People and their Animal Companions

The deep emotional and psychological connection between human animals and other animals can be profound. Many people have a deep emotional valuation of nonhuman animals they connect with, and even see their animal companions as the most important others in their lives, more than other human-to-human relations they have. The nonhuman animals are their life, and often the animals share […]

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How Does the Brain Value Moral Choices?

You can judge someone’s (or a particular group’s) understanding of basic morality by whether they are against harming others for personal gain. New research is helping us understand how this basic morality functions in the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study titled “Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value” identifies a neural process that reflects a reduced desire to […]

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The False Appearance of ‘Good’ Prevents Action to Change for the Better

“Everything is good for me, nothing to worry about in society. I have my job. I have my house. I have my family. I have stability. It’s great! Everything is so good! Life is great!” “Issues in society? Not my problem!” “Injustice there? It doesn’t affect me, so what do I care?” “Everything looks GOOD. Everything looks RIGHT.” “All I […]

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Common Acceptance of Fairness and Harm Values Drive Intergroup Tolerance

Tension, controversy, friction and conflict are part of life when opposing sides try to achieve their respective dynamic to change things. But not all opposition means an outright inability to coexist in a society. Tolerance is required in many cases. Somethings can or are to be tolerated, while others shouldn’t. The key component to stability is a common moral understanding […]

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