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Why should we have values? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-26 09:28:40 |Display all floors
Why should we have values?

We must be one of a few species in the animal kingdom which do even while knowing they can be a bother sometimes, defending what stands in the way of easy street.

Some will say we do because there is inbuilt fear of unseen retribution further down the line if we don't. Others will say they are just hedging their bets on the premise of better lose and safe than win and sorry. Yet there are more who believe that they should abide by some ethical practices which may be cumbersome but deep within them they find worthily defensible, perhaps from remembering what their folks had taught them when they were small, in the same way people tend to value better goods which thus propels progress.

And these take encouragement from that simple example: the elephant which was saved by a man who after years died and must have cried tears of joy in his grave if one is given license to imagine - when the elephant broke free from his rope and walked miles to the man's grave.

And then bowed down on its knees before it.

If even elephants can display such a simple value as gratitude, man should be capable of more complicated values.

Am i right or am i wrong today?

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Post time 2017-9-8 07:42:56 |Display all floors
Are you putting yourself as the man saved the elephant or as the elephant itself in that case?

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Post time 2017-9-8 08:23:15 |Display all floors
what's the difference? Man, elephant, each showed value. Built from conscience.

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Post time 2017-9-8 08:27:25 |Display all floors
But each may vary coming or fitting into different cultural systems slightly or not slightly different, right?

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Post time 2017-9-8 08:36:16 |Display all floors
values are values, whatever the system. in this case, even more laudable for the elephant since no one could have expected it to do so. it crossed the chasm of animal and entered the value domain which man could identify.

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Post time 2017-9-8 08:50:46 |Display all floors
Nobody denies that - we are equally important as living creatures in the universe, each should be entitled with rights to live.  As an elephant, how do you reckon they should do in successfully crossing the chasm to communicate with us for claiming their living rights?

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Post time 2017-9-8 11:22:25 |Display all floors
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