Moral Practices - Ethical Standards - Right and Wrong Behavior

Morality is knowing how to accurately calculate the differences between right and wrong, and good and bad. There are many benefits of being right and good, and there are many negative consequences that are the result of being bad or wrong. The more you understand these differences, the more you will benefit, and the less you will suffer from mistakes. Knowing comes from learning, and there is a lot to learn as you can see. This is not about restricting your thoughts or actions, this is about increased awareness and fully understanding the differences between what is logical, and what is illogical.

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Social Norms are informal understandings that govern the behavior of members of a society. Rules that help guide behavior in a certain situations or environments. They are sometimes collective representations of acceptable group conduct as well as individual perceptions of particular group conduct. They can be viewed as cultural products (including values, customs, and traditions) which represent individuals' basic knowledge of what others do and think that they should do. Respecting someone does not always mean that you're agreeing with someone, you're just waiting for a better time and place to address certain actions and behaviors. Asking questions to better understand behaviors is better than jumping to conclusions because of your personal interpretation. Rulemaking is one of the basic systems that humans have for organizing and simplifying actions. But it must be done without risking blind conformity, and without infringing on individuality, freedoms of expressions, or artistic expression.

Normal is being usual, typical or standard; not abnormal. In accordance with scientific laws. Normal in psychology is being approximately average or within certain limits in intelligence and development. Something regarded as a normative example. Common.

Individual Responsibility - Human Rights - Civics - Ethics - Social Values - Morals - Conscience - Compassion - Kindness - Reciprocation - Charity

Fundamental is a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based. A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system or an essential part of a system. Being or involving basic facts or principles. Serving as an essential component. Any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular system or construct. Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something. The foundation of reality. Forming a necessary base or core of central importance.

Social Rule System Theory is an attempt to formally approach different kinds of social rule systems in a unified manner. Social rules systems include institutions such as norms, laws, regulations, taboos, customs, and a variety of related concepts and are important in the social sciences and humanities. Social rule system theory is fundamentally an institutionalist approach to the social sciences, both in its placing primacy on institutions and in its use of sets of rules to define concepts in social theory.

Unwritten Rules or Unspoken Rules are behavioral constraints imposed in organizations or societies that are not voiced or written down. They usually exist in unspoken and unwritten format because they form a part of the logical argument or course of action implied by tacit assumptions. Rules.

Convention as a norm is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.

Film Ratings - Philosophy (ideologies) - Church and State - School Institutions - Banking Institutions - Media Institutions - Government Institutions - Indoctrination

Social Conventions are those arbitrary rules and norms governing the countless behaviors all of us engage in every day without necessarily thinking about them.

Virtue is the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. Any admirable quality or attribute. A particular moral excellence. Morality with respect to sexual relations. The willingness to right a wrong. Virtue (wiki) - Ethics.

Virtuous is having high moral standards or being morally excellent. Self Control.

Humane is being motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering and having or showing compassion or benevolence. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement.

Character is a person's moral and ethical qualities. It consists of experiences and moral principles that can help guide a persons behavior. A persons character is the inherent complex of attributes that determines a person's moral and ethical actions and reaction. A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something. A person of a specified kind. A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability. The state of being held in high esteem and honor. Acting - Letters.

Righteous is behavior that is based on accepted standards of morality or justice. Morally justified, ethical and good.

Principles is a rule or standard, especially of good behavior. A rule of personal conduct. A basic generalization that is accepted as true that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct. A basic truth or law or assumption. A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system. Principle.

Practices is a customary way of operation or behavior. Knowledge of how something is usually done. Make use of; obey or follow. Translating an idea into action. Systematic training by multiple repetitions. The exercise of a profession. Engage in or perform.

Values denote the degree of importance of some thing or some action, with the aim of determining which actions are best to do or what way is best to live, or to describe the significance of different actions. Value systems are prospective and prescriptive beliefs. They affect the ethical behavior of a person or are the basis of their intentional activities. Often primary values are strong and secondary values are suitable for changes. What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethical values of the objects it increases, decreases, or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good". Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of actions or outcomes. Values are Debatable.

Solemn is being formal and dignified and characterized by deep sincerity. A firm belief in the validity of your opinions.

"How you do anything is how you do everything."

Walk a Straight and Narrow Path is to practice being good and always trying to do what is right, while not deviating off your path into bad activities or evil behaviors. Walking is a symbol for taking your time and not rushing into things. The straightness of the path symbolizes always moving forward and progressing while avoiding distractions or temptations. The narrowness of the path symbolizes having certain limits and self-control.

Walk the Line is to maintain an intermediate position between contrasting choices or opinions. To behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality; to exercise self-control. To mark or secure a boundary by walking along it. The term 'walk the line' was not originated by Johnny Cash. The term refers to convict exercise yards. The prisoners had to walk around in a wide circle on a yellow or sometimes white line painted on the ground for as long as exercise time permitted. (approximately from the 1700's to 1920's). Cross the Line.

Moral Rectitude is equivalent to integrity or the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure. It is a person whose moral life follows a straight path in the sense of the Latin rectitudo, which means “direction in a straight line”.

Moral Compass is a person's ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly. The compass symbolizes a persons principles that are based on their experiences and everything that they have learned. The compass is a persons knowledge that points a person in the right direction and helps them to decide which is the best direction to take. A moral compass is an inner sense which distinguishes what is good from what is bad, functioning as a guide like the needle of a compass, it is a persons belief system that serves as a guide for morally appropriate behavior. The full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices, like the directions on the face of a compass to a person, to a group, or to people in general. But user beware, a person could easily contradict themselves and go in the wrong direction if they don't know how to accurately read their moral compass.

Morals - Moral of a Story - Baseline

Moral Turpitude an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community. A quality of dishonesty or other immorality that is determined by a court to be present in the commission of a criminal offense.

Morals Clause is a provision within instruments of a contract which curtail, or restrain, or proscribe certain behavior of individuals or party(s) to the contract. A moral clause within contracts is used as a means of holding the individual or party(s) to a certain behavioral standard so as not to bring disrepute, contempt or scandal to other individual or party to the contract and their interests.

Formal is being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements. Logically deductive.

Behave is to act well or properly and not be naughty. To manage or control oneself in accordance with the accepted norms of a society or group. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way, especially toward others. To show a certain behavior.

Decent is being socially or conventionally correct and observing accepted standards of sexual mores in speech, behavior or dress. Conforming to and following accepted customs and proprieties.

Couth is when a person has good manners and sophistication. Although you may disagreed with a speaker, you are couth enough to listen to the speaker respectfully. Uncouth is when you are lacking refinement, cultivation or taste.

Standard is a basis for comparison and a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.

Good, Bad, Right and Wrong can be measured and quantified in many ways. So morality and math go hand in hand.

Moral Knowledge helps you to avoid regret, guilt, shame, remorse, mistakes, abuse, grief, embarrassment, crime and disappointment, just to name a few. Moral knowledge helps to guide you so that you can make good decisions.

Good things come from people when they know better. Bad things come from people when they don't know any better. If everyone knew better then they would not do bad things. Everyone has a right to know better.

Doing the right thing or doing what is good seems simple and natural most of the time, but doing the right thing or doing what is good is not always straight forward or easy. We can make mistakes and we can sometimes fail to see the whole picture. What we believe is right and good may not be so right and good for everyone. This is why diplomacy is difficult. Not everyone has the same knowledge or the same understanding. So doing what is right and good takes a lot of work, a lot of learning, and a lot of communication.

Impossibility Theorem states that it is generally impossible to assess the common good, especially when people are ignorant and don't have the capacity to self analyze or the ability to analyze others accurately. Selfishness.

People should not be good just because they fear punishment. That doesn't work because people who feel they are above the law will most always commit crimes, and people who don't fear punishment or consider punishment, will also commit crimes. The same thing goes for being good. If people are only good because they seek reward, then people will not be good all the time because they believe that there is no benefit to being good. People will also never fully understand the true impacts of their actions, whether those actions are good or bad. Grateful.

Respect - Being Respected

Respect is being nice to someone in a fair and reasonable way that lets that person or persons know that you care about them and also lets them know that you think they're important and valuable. Respect is listening to people and understanding their rights and their feelings. Respect is having courteous regard for people's feelings. A polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. Respect is a feeling of admiration toward a person, child, non-human animal, group, ideal, or indeed almost any entity or concept, as well as specific actions representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., "I have great respect for her judgment"). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Respect is the opposite of disrespect. And why people are disrespectful is another education problem to correct and improve.

Reverence is a feeling of profound respect for someone or something. An act of showing respect, especially curtsy. Reverend is someone worthy of adoration or reverence. A title of respect for a clergyman.

Ethics - Hero's - Gestures - Honorary Degree

Revered is to have feelings of respect and reverence, or a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. Profoundly honored, but not necessarily idolized.

Deserving is someone worthy of being treated in a particular way. Not the same as being Privileged.

Worthy is having importance or merit or value and being honorable or admirable. Worthy is having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way.

Valued is having value of a specified kind or considered to be important or beneficial. To be held in great esteem for admirable qualities, especially of an intrinsic nature. Cherished.

Merit is any admirable quality or attribute that would make a person worthy or deserving. The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward or some form of compensation.

Dignity is the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect.

Integrity is the qualifications of being honest and having strong moral principles or moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded by many as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

Humility is the quality of being humble or modest and free from vanity or conceit.

Sacred is something worthy of respect or dedication because it's believed to be holy.

Veneration is a feeling of profound respect for someone or something.

Admiration is a feeling of approval and liking. A favorable judgment. Something regarded as impressive or worthy of respect.

Prestige is widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements, success or quality.

Recognize is to express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for someone. To show approval or appreciation for someone. Recognize also can meant to be fully aware or cognizant of something or someone. To detect and perceive something with the senses.

Recognition is the public acknowledgement of a person's status or merits, achievements, virtues or service.  The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged. The process of recognizing something or someone by remembering. Acknowledgement, praise or respect for something, e.g. having a quality, producing something, doing something, etc. An acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid.

Acknowledge is to declare something to be true or to admit the existence of truth and the reality of something. To accept something as legally binding and valid. To express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with someone. To express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for someone or something. To report the receipt of something.

Acceptance - Grateful - Recognition - Attention - Praise - Criticism

Consider is to think about something carefully or analyze something carefully so as to weigh, judge, take into account, regard or treat something with careful consideration, respect, and esteem. To perceive or think about something in a particular way. To look at something attentively and study something in order to find a solution. Focus on something as an example.

Considerate is showing concern for the rights and feelings of others.

Consideration is the process of giving careful thought to something. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision. Kind and thoughtful regard for others.

Regard is a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. A feeling of friendship and esteem. An attitude of admiration or esteem. The condition of being honored, esteemed and respected. Regard can also mean to perceive or think about something in a particular way. To look at something attentively. Connect closely and often incriminatingly. Deem to be. A detail or point.

Courtesy is a respectful or considerate act. Polite behavior or a polite gesture.

Homage is a respectful deference or a courteous expression of esteem or regard, by words or by a deed. A courteous regard for people's feelings.

Noblesse Oblige is whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly. Requires the person who holds such status to fulfill social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles. One must act in a fashion that conforms to one's position and with the reputation that one has earned.

Chivalry is an informal and varying code of conduct developed between 1170 and 1220. It was associated with the medieval Christian institution of knighthood; knights' and gentlemen's behaviours were governed by chivalrous social codes. Chivalry key features are generosity, fidelity, liberality, and courtesy.

Sublime is something inspiring awe and worthy of adoration or reverence. Something of high moral or intellectual value, and elevated in nature or style. Lifted up or set high.

Honor System is a philosophical way of running a variety of endeavors based on trust, honor, and honesty. Something that operates under the rule of the "honor system" is usually something that does not have strictly enforced rules governing its principles. In British English, it would more often be called a "trust system" and should not be confused with the British honours system. The honor system is also a system granting freedom from customary surveillance (as to students or prisoners) with the understanding that those who are so freed will be bound by their honor to observe regulations (e.g. prison farms are operated under the honor system), and will therefore not abuse the trust placed in them. A person engaged in an honor system has a strong negative concept of breaking or going against it. The negatives may include community shame, loss of status, loss of a personal sense of integrity and pride or in extreme situations, banishment from one's community.

Respectable Behavior

Respectable is characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals that are deserving of esteem and respect.

Honorable is not having the need or the desire to cheat or defraud someone. Not being deceptive or fraudulent. Adhering to ethical and moral principles. Deserving of esteem and respect.

Etiquette are the rules that govern socially acceptable behavior. Work Place Etiquette.

Conduct is controlling yourself and behaving in a respectable way toward other people. Acting with professional integrity. Maintaining objectivity and independence. Protecting data, information and intellectual capital.

Conduct Disorder - Ethics - Civic Character

Code of Conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms, religious rules and responsibilities of, and or proper practices for, an individual and group. Ethics - Codes of conduct is useless if people don't follow them. Codes of conduct are useless when they are outdated and have grey areas that can be exploited.

Personal Conduct is a set of rules that one individual tries to observe in daily life, like preserving human life, speaking truthfully, and being nice to people. Not being a scumbag.

Politeness is being nice and being fair to others, especially yourself. It's acting in a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage and shows regard for others.

Polite is showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc., Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

Being Nice can be Catchy or Contagious. When you say that someone is rubbing off on you, that means that a certain characteristic or behavior of someone else is now a part of your behavior and your personality. Like if your parent or friend loved reading, then that love of reading might influence you to read more. Or if someone was always kind and thoughtful, then that characteristic might rub off on you and make you more kind and thoughtful.

Behaving is acting with good manners and being in control.

Having Good Manners is a way of acting or behaving so as not to disturb someone or insult someone.

Table Manners is being nice and fair to others while eating.

Decorum is having propriety or showing the correct or appropriate behavior in manners and conduct.

Propriety is having correct or appropriate behavior.

Proper is behavior that is suitable, right and appropriate for a condition, purpose or occasion. Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified.

Humane - Compassion - Conscience - Work that Makes a Difference.

Pillar of the Community is a prominent member of a community and a reliable supporter of a community.

Dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’.

Patience - Tolerance - Understanding

If you want respect, you have to be respectable and be an example of respect. And when you are an example of respect, you can then be recognized and eventually be respected.

Rta that which is properly/excellently joined; order, rule; truth") is the principle of natural order which regulates and coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it.


Hand Shake Friendliness is being nice and respectable towards another person. Liking another person because you enjoy their company. Being inclined to help or support someone. Being friendly is sharing specific examples of some of the things that people have done for you and how that made a difference in your life. Friendly is when you're not antagonistic or hostile.

Affability is a disposition to be friendly and approachable and easy to talk to. Affable is someone who spreads kindness or shows warmth and friendliness.

Affection is a positive feeling of liking someone.

Look people straight in the eyes and say, “You make the world a better place.”

Salutations is an act of honor or courteous recognition and an acknowledgment or expression of good will, especially on meeting or greeting someone.

Friendship - Being Good - Words that Describe Nice People

Good-Neighborliness is a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors.

Hospitality refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt describes hospitality in the Encyclopédie as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. Hospitality ethics is a discipline that studies this usage of hospitality.

Good - Reliable - Trustworthy

Civility is formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech. Civilized conduct (especially: courtesy or politeness) or a polite act or expression. Historically, civility also meant training in the humanities.

Pashtunwali "the code of life"

Cordial is being Politely warm and friendly.

Decorum is correct or appropriate behavior in manners and conduct. Decorous is characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct.

Social Interactions and Well-Being: The surprising power of being kind to people you hardly know. A brief but happy encounter can be inspiring. People who tended to have more conversations with weak ties tended to be a little happier than people who had fewer of those kinds of interactions on a day-to-day basis, research shows that it's not just talking to strangers and acquaintances that makes us happy, but the entire suite of our daily interactions with both weak and strong ties. Having conversations with "lots of different people might build the sense of community and belonging to a larger social structure. Plenty of people will testify to the strength they gain from having a richer mix of people and social interactions in their lives. casual conversations can lead to deeper conversations and a greater sense of connection in our lives.

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

1. They are polite when then can be. Words like "please" and "thank you" might be technically unnecessary but they're invaluable if you want to be more charismatic. Want to see an example? Watch this video of an extremely polite and apologetic armed robber--especially starting around the 23-second mark--and tell me you don't feel a bit of sympathy for him (even if you still think he needs to go to jail).
2. They acknowledge small favors. "You're welcome." These two short words communicate much more than "no problem" (or, of course, "yup") when someone thanks you for something. Likable people appreciate being thanked, and they pay it back verbally.
3. They offer meaningful praise. The key word here is "meaningful." Charismatic people give sincere compliments--never bashful, never obsequious. When someone merits praise, they say so.
4. They express sincere empathy. They use phrases like, "That must have made you feel proud," or "I can imagine you must feel angry," thus both exploring and validating other people's feelings. (Because here's a little secret: Everybody wants to be understood.)
5. They share useful information. Some people like to hoard information because they think it makes them more powerful. Don't be that person. Important caveat, however: Truly likable people understand that "information" and "rumors" are not the same thing.
6. They offer to help. Many of us want to contribute to our society, but we often don't know where to begin. The most charismatic people among us start simply by looking for chances to help--in their families, in their communities, and in the small moments of their day-to-day lives. (Note to America: Hold doors for people coming in behind you!)
7. They speak with justifiable confidence. They don't boast or brag. But when faced with challenging situations--especially things that affect other people--they're the ones who approach the problem with an air of calmness, curiosity, and confidence. You might hear them saying things like, "Hmmm. I wonder how we're going to solve this."
8. They use names and titles that connote respect. Charismatic people remember other people's names, and use their titles in circumstances when it makes those people feel good. It takes a long time to earn titles like "doctor" or police officer, for example; why not use them?
9. They express their faith in others. Four simple words: "I believe in you." My old boss Bob Woodward used to talk about how a few small words of encouragement from Ben Bradlee, his editor at The Washington Post, were all he needed to feel he could succeed as a journalist. That kind of validation from others can inspire achievement--and affection for the person who gives the validation.
10. They remember that they're part of a team. A sense of camaraderie makes tough situations bearable. Having a sense of humor can even make them fun. Really charismatic people are the ones who say things like, "Hey, we're all in it together" during tough times--and then work hard to achieve the team's goals.
11. They make introductions. Want to know five of the nicest words anyone can ever say to two people at the same time? "I'd like you to meet...." We're all networkers these days, I suppose, but truly charismatic people are the ones who are out to help others meet still more people--rather than just building their own networks.
12. They take their turn. Likable people aren't afraid to step up when it's their turn to do something enjoyable, or even to bear the burden of something that isn't so great. In other words, they can take a compliment or be gracious, but they're also the ones who remember when it's their turn to pick up the tab for lunch.
13. They let others make their own decisions. Truly charismatic people have confidence in their opinions--but they also recognize that other people may legitimately see things differently, and that they have to choose their own paths in life. Moreover, charismatic leaders aren't afraid to delegate, and then to trust others to accomplish what they've asked them to do.
14. They listen--and they want to hear more. Highly likable people are active and sincere listeners. You can tell them your opinion or a story or ask for their advice, and they respond with questions and verbal cues that suggest they're present in the moment--interested, even. For any of us, our time is our most valuable resource, and yet they're more than willing to give it to you.
15. They take  Responsibility. When it's their job or their fault, they step up. They take control of the things they're supposed to have control over. It makes sense: Reliable people are often very likable.
16. They voice their support. We all appreciate people who stand by us and who let us know that they're there. In the military it's called having the other guy's "six"--his backside position. Think of someone who showed you support when you needed it and tell me you didn't think of him or her as highly likable in that moment.
17. They ask, "Why not?" Likable people are often dreamers, optimists, and doers. RFK put it best: "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

Kindness - Assistance

Happy Face Thumbs Up Kind is having and showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature. Being tolerant and forgiving under provocation. 

Your True Nature - Friendly - Listening

Considerate is showing concern for the rights and feelings of others. It's knowledge of cause and effect, and the clear understanding of good and right verses bad and wrong. .

Thoughtful is careful thought and acting with or showing good sense by giving close and thoughtful attention. Considerate of the feelings or well-being of others.

Caring - Compassion - Charitable - Good - Work that Makes a Difference

Polite is showing regard for others in manners, speech and behavior. Not rude or offensive or socially incorrect.

Prosocial Behavior is a social behavior that benefits other people or society as a whole, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering, while avoiding being a passive collaborator to crimes against humanity.

Hospitable is being favorable to life and growth. Willing to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity. Having an open mind. Being friendly and kind.

Unselfish is disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others. Not greedy or narrow minded.

Generosity is the virtue of not being tied down by concerns about one's possessions. Often it means to provide help to others by giving them an (usually precious) item without thinking twice.

Giving to Others and the association between stress and mortality. Providing help to others predicts a reduced association between stress and mortality.

Gift (reciprocate) - Sharing - If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a lot.

Give is to transfer the possession of something to somebody else. Allow to have or take. Provide a part of a whole amount. Deliver in exchange or recompense. Offer in good faith. Manifest or show. To bestow. Be the cause or the  source of something.

Help is to give assistance and to be of service to someone. To improve the condition of someone in need. To make it easier for someone to do something by offering one's services, resources or financial aid. To contribute to the furtherance of someone. To improve and change for the better. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. To give a portion of food or drink.

Counseling - Therapy - Help! - The Beatles (youtube).

Assistance is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Assistant is a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Being of service.

Assistance Types - Public Service - Benefit Corporation - Volunteering - Travel - Humanitarian - Security - Emergency Services

Bolster is to support and strengthen. Add padding to. Defender (recourse)

Support is to give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to someone. To give material assistance to someone to enable them to function or act. Provide material help or money to cover living expenses. Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation. A thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright or holds it up. Argue or speak in defense of someone.

Auxiliary is someone who acts as assistant. Functioning in a supporting capacity. Furnishing added support.

Contribution is the part played by a person in bringing about a result. Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity. A voluntary gift. An amount of money contributed.

Benefactor is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group, organization or beneficiary, often gifting a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to help a cause. Benefactors are humanitarian leaders and charitable patrons providing assistance in many forms, such as an alumnus from a university giving back to a college or an individual providing assistance to others. (from Latin bene, meaning 'good', and factor, meaning 'maker').

Good Samaritan is to give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated.

Whistle Blower - Ethics - Bystander Effect

Duty to Rescue is coming to the rescue of another person or group in danger.

Duty of Care - Activism - Benevolence - Philanthropy - Charity - Honesty - Grateful

Pro-Social Behavior is the voluntary behavior intended to benefit another.

Virtue is the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. Any admirable quality or attribute. moral excellence.

Gold Star for Being GoodDo-Gooders are people who do the right things at the right time for people in need, which is not always easy. Intentions of a Do-gooder is to help, but they don't always know all the details that surround a particular problem, so helping looks good, but it doesn't solve the problem. Be a do-gooder, but also be a good learner, treat the disease, but don't ever stop working on the cure. And let people know this, you are not just a do-gooder, but you are a problem solver working on the cause, and not just the effect. Idealist.

Helping Behavior refers to voluntary actions intended to help others, with reward regarded or disregarded. It is a type of pro-social behavior or voluntary action intended to help or benefit another individual or group of individuals, such as sharing, comforting, rescuing and helping. Altruism is distinguished from helping behavior.

Altruism refers to prosocial behaviors that are carried out without expectation of obtaining external reward, concrete reward or social reward or internal reward or self-reward. An example of altruism would be anonymously donating to charity.

People Pleaser or Caretaker Personality is someone who is always willing to help other and someone who gives without expecting to receive. The average caretaker tends to be loyal, supportive, and helpful. They can be a stabilizing force in a group and will likely invest lots of time building relationships with their peers. They will probably work best in a serene work environment, avoiding chaos and sudden change. People-pleasers will often hide their own needs and preferences in order to accommodate other people. Beware of Fake People who like to Use People. Givers need to have a limit because the takers don't.

I'm not trying to be a people pleaser, I'm just trying to show that I care about people and that I'm willing to help people when needed. But being nice and generous is not without risk. There are scumbags and criminals that will take advantage of your kindness and your generosity. So being nice and generous is a responsibility, and not just human nature. So you need to keep educating yourself. If you want to be nice and generous, you also have to be intelligent.

Pushover is someone who is easy to persuade or
is easy to fool or influence. Someone who trusts people too much to the point of being gullible or naive.

Easy-Going is someone who is not easily annoyed, worried, or upset, or is not easily bothered by inconveniences and disagreements. Someone who is not demanding or rigorous and is flexible and not going to cause problems. A good-natured person who has a very easy-going attitude towards life. Someone who is usually calm, relaxed, laid-back, even-tempered, supportive, openhearted, fair and just. An easy going person does not mean being passive or unwilling to stand up for what is right, or unwilling to express anger toward injustice or abuse.

When people are asking too much of you, especially when you can only do so much, then those people will always get less from you, less than what they expected. This causes two people feel bad. One person feels bad for expecting too much, the other person feels bad for feeling guilty or selfish because they feel that they did not give enough. These assumptions make giving and receiving more complicated, and sometimes risky. Giving and receiving should be measured and logical. Knowing the facts of the inputs and outputs will always make you feel better than the act itself. You need to do the math, and not just do something to feel good about it. You don't want someone in need say "I'm glad to be in need so I can make you feel better about not being in need." Instead, everyone should be happy to be alive, and fortunate to give or to receive. If we sensationalize human nature, we are just patting ourselves on the back for the human nature that we inherited. We shall not gloat over the gifts that we have received, but appreciate and and be grateful to share  the things that has been given to us. We don't want to enable someone one or make them dependent. We want to help people in need. But we need to educate people more. We can't have people not understanding the process of giving and receiving. Everyone must understand the responsibilities that comes with giving and receiving. Alarm Fatigue.

Hyper-Empathy or empathy that is more active than normal occurs when you care too much about people and you are more in tune with other people's emotions and sometimes mirror them to the same intensity. It's having a profound connection with people, and you sometimes struggle to say no to other people.

Empathy Deficit or low empathy is when a person tends to focus on their own needs and neglects other people's emotions, even those of close friends and family. They struggle to build and maintain emotional connections. They can also be overly judgmental of others and underestimate what others are going through.

Nice Guy is an informal term for a male who portrays himself with characteristics such as being gentle, compassionate, sensitive and vulnerable. It is intended to imply a male who puts the needs of others before his own, avoids confrontations, does favors, gives emotional support, tries to stay out of trouble, and generally acts nicely towards others. In the context of a relationship, it may also refer to traits of honesty, loyalty, romanticism, courtesy, and respect.

Nice is being pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance. Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous. Done with delicacy and skill. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness.

Agreeableness is being kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate.

Doing Good does You Good. Benefits of volunteering to the health and well-being of volunteers verify that adults over 50 who volunteer for at least 100 hours a year or about two hours per week have a substantially reduced risk of mortality and developing physical limitations, higher levels of subsequent physical activity, and improved sense of well-being later on.

Small acts of kindness are frequent and universal, study finds. Around the world, research reveals, people help each other about every 2 minutes.

Small acts of kindness are frequent and universal, study finds. People complied with small requests seven times more often than they declined, and six times more often than they ignored them. People did sometimes reject or ignore small requests, but a lot less frequently than they complied. The average rates of rejection (10%) and ignoring (11%) were much lower than the average rate of compliance (79%). People helped without explanation, but when they declined, 74% of the time they gave an explicit reason. That suggests that while people decline helping only for a good reason, they give help unconditionally, without needing to explain why they are doing it.

Character is the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.

Attributes is a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

Qualities is an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone. A degree or grade of excellence or worth. A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

Self-Expression Values are social toleration, life satisfaction, public expression and an aspiration to liberty.

Compassionate - Aware of other Peoples Suffering

Compassion is a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.

Caring - Duty of Care - Reciprocation - Tolerance - Grateful - Mindful - Empathy

Regard is a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. A feeling of friendship, admiration and esteem or a feeling of delighted approval and liking. Connect closely and often incriminatingly. Paying particular notice attentively as to children or people in need. Keep in mind or convey as with conviction or an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence. Consider.

Humane is being motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement and benevolence. Being concerned with the humanities.

Civility is the act of showing regard for others. Civil Rights.

Consideration is kind and considerate regard for others. The process of giving careful thought to something or someone. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision. Ethical.

Concern is something that is on your mind that interests you because it's important and relevant or affects you. A feeling of sympathy for someone or something. Concerned is something or someone that causes anxiety or is a source of unhappiness.

Conscience - Feelings - Love - Care

Consolable is being able to be consoled or the action of giving moral or emotional strength to someone or to comfort someone.

Attentive is giving care or thoughtful attention and listening carefully.

Tenderness is warm compassionate feelings. A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone, especially someone defenseless. A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling. Pleasure.

Tender is someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another.

Gentle showing a kind or tender nature that is quiet and soothing and more favorably inclined to gain the good will of people. Gentle also means to stroke or touch soothingly. Something that is soft and mild and not harsh, stern or severe.

Grace is a disposition to kindness and compassion. A sense of propriety and consideration for others. A feeling of favorable regard. Grace can also mean the time allowed for someone to honor an obligation or to pay a debt. Grace can also mean elegance and beauty of movement or expression. To make something more attractive by adding ornament or color. Serve to decorate and look nice. Grace in Greek mythology is one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors. Grace in Christian theology is the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God. A short prayer of thanks before a meal.

Beholden is being under a moral obligation to someone. Oaths of Service.

Bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who is motivated by great compassion.

Metta means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.

Avalokiteśvara is a tenth-level bodhisattva associated with great compassion or mahakaruā, often associated with Amitabha Buddha.

Compassion Training - Teaching Compassion: Charter for Compassion - The Compassion Project - Compassion Institute - Compassion Training - Compassion Training - The cognitive component (an awareness of suffering). The affective component (sympathetic concern related to being emotionally moved by suffering). The intentional component (a wish to see the easing of that suffering). The motivational component (a responsiveness or readiness to help remove that suffering). Reducing Psychopathy - Virtual reality can make learning empathy easier.

Teaching pupils empathy measurably improves their creative abilities. Pupils at one school spent the year following curriculum-prescribed lessons, while the other group's D&T lessons used a set of engineering design thinking tools which aim to foster students' ability to think creatively and to engender empathy, while solving real-world problems.

Brainwave Synchronization

Study finds men and women have different strengths. Women score higher on compassion-related items and self-reflection while men score higher on cognitive-related items and emotional regulation. Wisdom was associated with greater mental well-being, optimism, and resilience and lower levels of depression and loneliness.

It's Better to Give than Receive. Children who experienced compassionate parenting were more generous than peers. Young children who have experienced compassionate love and empathy from their mothers may be more willing to turn thoughts into action by being generous to others.

"It's ok to feel sad about someone's condition or circumstance, but its better to give someone love and understanding than just pity. I wouldn't want people to feel sad about me or my condition, I would rather have people to be human and to treat others humanely."

Tug Someone's Heartstrings or to pull on a persons heartstrings is to manipulate a persons nature of compassion in order to take advantage of a persons kindness and generosity. Pulling someone's heartstrings causes someone to feel strong emotions, pity, sympathy, or sadness for someone or something. Poverty Porn.

Loving-kindness and compassion meditation: Potential for psychological interventions. Mindfulness-based meditation interventions have become increasingly popular in contemporary psychology. Other closely related meditation practices include loving-kindness meditation and compassion meditation, exercises oriented toward enhancing unconditional, positive emotional states of kindness and compassion. Compassion Fatigue.

Scientists pinpoint brain region responsible for effortful helping behavior. Altruistic behavior takes place in a different part of the brain to similar activity to help oneself, new research has found. An area of the brain specifically involved in putting in effort to help others out has been pinpointed by scientists.

The Relationship between Self-compassion and other-focused concern among College Undergraduates, Community Adults, and Practicing Meditators. With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend. Self-compassion, empathy, and helping intentions. What sources of bereavement support are perceived helpful by bereaved people and why? Empirical evidence for the compassionate communities approach. Charter for Compassion.

"I have always been interested in other people. But you can't interact with every person you meet, or expect every interaction to be perfect. And on top of that, socializing is something that you can't do all the time. But when the opportunity arises, meeting new people is always amazing."

Sympathy - Understanding Peoples Needs

Sympathy is understanding the needs of other people who are suffering, or understanding the needs of other life forms in distress. Opposite of Apathy.

Sympathize is to share the feelings of someone and understand the sentiments of someone. Not the same as a sympathizer.

Sentiment is a deep feeling or an emotion of warmth or affection toward a situation, a person or an event.

Concerned is a feeling of sympathy for someone or something. Caring.

Commiserates is to feel or express sympathy or compassion. Listening with an open mind.

Altruism is the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. The principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. Altruistic is showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others.

Working Together - Meaningful Work

Altruism can be Trained. Mental training can effectively cultivate care, compassion and even altruistically motivated behavior psychologists have shown in a recent study. Learning.

Pity is a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. To share the suffering of someone. An unfortunate development.

Simp is an Internet slang term describing someone who shows excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, typically someone who does not reciprocate the same feelings, in order to win their affection.

Empathy - Feeling other Peoples Suffering

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being's frame of reference. The capacity to place oneself in another's position. It's imagining being someone else and feeling what someone else is feeling and understanding the thoughts, the fears and the pain that someone else may be experiencing. It's remembering your own similar experience in order to emotionally connect with someone else's experience. It's being aware on a human level. An expression of loves best qualities. The process of caring.

Empathize is to be understanding of someone without enabling them or ignoring bad behaviors. Seeing the world through someone else's eyes or seeing the world through different eyes.

Thinking Outside the Box - The Other Side of the Story - Mirroring

Empathic Intelligence is being able to put yourself in other people’s shoes, or situations, so as to better understand their struggles and behaviors. Being able to walk in someone else's shoes means that you have the ability to understand how far a person has come and how much suffering they had to endure. Understanding a person is the first step to helping them. See the world as they do. You have to imagine having the same fears as someone else does. You have to imagine using the same kind of reasoning as someone else uses. You have to imagine having the same lack of knowledge and information as someone else does. You have to imagine the struggles that a person may experience. Can you help guide someone through their own intervention?

What if it was you? What if the tables were turned? What if it was the other way around? How would you like to be treated? I have to focus on that persons needs, I can't be myself. If I want to really listen and understand someone, I have to stop being someone else, meaning, I have to be in their shoes and see life from their eyes.

Theory of Mind - Observing - Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test - Drugs that Increase Empathy - Attachment Theory - Oxytocin

Empathy is not just about the ability to sense the suffering of other people, empathy is also about the ability to sense the suffering within yourself.

Emotional Contagion is a phenomenon where the observed behavior of one individual leads to the reflexive production of the same behavior by others. Emotional contagion is a form of social contagion that involves the spontaneous spread of emotions and related behaviors. Such emotional convergence can happen from one person to another, or in a larger group. Emotions can be shared across individuals in many ways, both implicitly or explicitly. For instance, conscious reasoning, analysis, and imagination have all been found to contribute to the phenomenon. The behavior has been found in humans, other primates, dogs, and chickens.

It's hard to know exactly what other people are experiencing and feeling. We can share our views, but it's extremely hard to share how we process our emotions, and it's hard to explain why we feel the way we do. We can only compare someone else's feelings to our own feelings and compare their experiences to our own experiences. But this inability to truly experience what it's like to be in someone else's body and mind does not stop us for caring for one another. Once you have suffered and felt pain, you really don't want to see others experience it, because you know how traumatic it is. Why do psychopaths have apathy?

Empath is a person highly attuned to the feelings and emotions of those around them. Attuned is accustom to something or familiar with something. In harmony with others.

Listening - Compassion - Telepathy - Beautiful Soul - Kindred Spirits

Empathy is a complex form of psychological inference in which observation, memory, knowledge, and reasoning are combined to yield insights into the thoughts and feelings of others. As such, empathy involves not only the affective experience of the other person's actual or inferred emotional state but also some minimal recognition and understanding of another's emotional state. Empathy relies on intersubjective awareness. Intersubjectivity represents a comprehensive emotional, intentional/motivational, attentional, reflective, and behavioral experience of the other. It emerges from shared emotions (attunement), joint attention and awareness, and congruent intentions.

Intersubjectivity represents a comprehensive emotional, intentional/motivational, attentional, reflective, and behavioral experience of the other. It emerges from shared emotions, joint attention and awareness, and congruent intentions.

Attunement is a kinesthetic and emotional sensing of others knowing their rhythm, affect and experience by metaphorically being in their skin, and going beyond empathy to create a two-person experience of unbroken feeling connectedness by providing a reciprocal affect and/or resonating response. Body Smart.

Something is acceptable until it happens to you, and when that something happens to you, then all of a sudden that thing becomes unacceptable and bad. If you can't walk in other peoples shoes, you will eventually wear them whether they like it or not. Why does something become bad and wrong only when it happens to you? It's not bad until it affects me. It's not bad because it only happens to other people is a lie.

Ethnocultural Empathy refers to the understanding of feelings of individuals that are ethnically and/or culturally different from oneself. This concept casts doubts on global empathy, which assumes that empathy is "feeling in oneself the feelings of others" and is not specifically targeting any one group (e.g. age, gender, and ethnicity) or context. Ethnocultural empathy, on the other hand, assumes that empathy toward others probably increases if the other is similar to oneself in terms of ethnicity, gender, age, or cultural background. Listening.

Empathy Quotient is the ability to feel an appropriate emotion in response to another's emotion and the ability to understand the others' emotion. Empathy quotient is a psychological self-report measure of empathy based on a definition of empathy that includes cognition and affect. According to the authors of the measure, empathy is a combination of the ability to feel an appropriate emotion in response to another's emotion and the ability to understand another's emotion, which is associated with the theory of mind. The EQ consists of 60 items, 40 items relating to empathy and 20 control items. Each item is a first-person statement which the test-taker must rate as either "strongly agree", "slightly agree", "slightly disagree", or "strongly disagree". All questions must be answered for the test results to be valid. A person could lie, so the test may not be accurate.

Empathy Deficit Disorder are people who tend to focus on their own needs and neglect other people's emotions, even those of close friends and family. They also struggle to build and maintain emotional connections. They can be overly judgmental of others and underestimate what others are going through.

Narcissistic - Psychopaths - Bad Cops - Bad Politicians - Apathy

Empathizing-Systemizing Theory suggests that people may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions: empathizing (E) and systemizing (S). It measures a person's strength of interest in empathy (the ability to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions) and a person's strength of interest in systems (in terms of the drive to analyse or construct them).

Research shows that empathy is a skill that can be learned and developed over time.

Roots of Empathy is a classroom program that claims to have dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. ROE - Human Nature.

Successful cooperation depends on good 'mindreading' abilities. Researchers found that people with strong mind reading abilities -- the ability to understand and take the perspective of another person's feelings and intentions -- are more successful in cooperating to complete tasks than people with weaker mind reading abilities. A person's 'mindreading ability' can predict how well they are able to cooperate, even with people they have never met before. Theory of Mind.

Empathy and perspective taking: How social skills are built. Being able to feel empathy and to take in the other person's perspective are two abilities through which we understand what is going on in the other's mind. But it is still unclear what exactly they constitute. Researches have now developed a model which explains what empathy and perspective taking are made of: It is not one specific competence rather than many individual factors that vary according to the situation.

Vicarious is the feeling of joy that you get when experiencing someone else's joy, such as when witnessing a toddler's joy and feeling joy in response. Vicarious is a feeling that you experience in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.

Movies - Social Networks - Fame

Living Vicariously is living as if through someone else or acting for someone else. Vicariously means that you're experiencing something indirectly, like when your friend's adventure feels like that you were there experiencing the same thing, or when seeing a movie or reading a book you feel like you were there in the story. Vicarious is feeling happy when you see someone do the things that you always wanted to do, and you're so glad to see someone you love have a better life than you.

Compersion is the feeling of joy that you get when you see someone else experiencing joy, such as in witnessing a toddler's joy and feeling joy in response. The feeling of joy associated with seeing a loved one love another, which is the opposite or in contrast with jealousy.

To have empathy is to understand your ancestors and imagining what their lives were like and understanding what struggles did they had to endure. Empathy is a connection. Without empathy you can't be connected to yourself or feel connected to other people. And this is where the problem starts, if you see other people who are not connected, this creates the illusion that you are connected. This is what cancer is.

Having empathy makes watching movies a lot more incredible because you can put yourself in the role of the character that the actor is portraying. You can become fully immersed in the experience of that character, and imagine feeling the same emotions of that character. Having empathy makes books better, makes music better, makes relationships better, and it makes life richer and more meaningful.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People.

Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care: Cleo Wade (video and text).

College Roommates Underestimate each other's Distress, new psychology research shows. College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’ distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others.

Distancing in psychology is seeing ourselves as though we were an outside observer, leads to a more confident and positive response to upcoming stressors than seeing the experience through our own eyes. Distancing describes the process by which psychologists help a person establish their own individuality through understanding their separateness from everything around them. This understanding of one's identity is considered an essential phase in coming to terms with symbols, which in turn forms the foundation for full cognition and language. Recently, work has been done in psychological distancing in terms of development, personality and behavior. Relativity - Third Party.

Responsible Behavior Teaching Ideas

If you can't relate to a victim or put yourself in other people shoes, that means you need help too. You are not the only human, or are you the first human or the last human. So what kind of human are you now? You are everything that we are. So which part of life are you focusing on? Everyone gets distracted, but not everyone stays distracted. We have to balance our own personal goals with everyone else's shared goals around us, including the goals our planet Earth. If we don't, we will eventually have no goals at all or anything to live for, not even instinct will save us then.

Conscientious is showing extreme care and great effort that is guided by a good sense of right and wrong and in accordance with having a conscience.

Conscientiousness is the personality trait of being thorough, careful, or vigilant. Conscientiousness implies a desire to do a task well. Conscientious people are efficient and organized as opposed to easy-going and disorderly. They exhibit a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; they display planned rather than spontaneous behavior; and they are generally organized and dependable. They have a more functional anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) than the average person. It is manifested in characteristic behaviors such as being neat and systematic; also including such elements as carefulness, thoroughness, and deliberation (the tendency to think carefully before acting.) Conscientiousness is one of the five traits of the Five Factor Model of personality and is an aspect of what has traditionally been referred to as having character. Conscientious individuals are generally hard-working and reliable. When taken to an extreme, they may also be "workaholics", perfectionists, and compulsive in their behavior. People who score low on conscientiousness tend to be laid back, less goal-oriented, and less driven by success; they also are more likely to engage in antisocial and criminal behavior.

The Science of Empathy. Empathy plays a critical interpersonal and societal role, enabling sharing of experiences, needs, and desires between individuals and providing an emotional bridge that promotes pro-social behavior. This capacity requires an exquisite interplay of neural networks and enables us to perceive the emotions of others, resonate with them emotionally and cognitively, to take in the perspective of others, and to distinguish between our own and others’ emotions. Studies show empathy declines during medical training. Without targeted interventions, uncompassionate care and treatment devoid of empathy, results in patients who are dissatisfied. They are then much less likely to follow through with treatment recommendations, resulting in poorer health outcomes and damaged trust in health providers. Cognitive empathy must play a role when a lack of emotional empathy exists because of racial, ethnic, religious, or physical differences. Healthcare settings are no exception to conscious and unconscious biases, and there is no place for discrimination or unequal care afforded to patients who differ from the majority culture or the majority culture of healthcare providers. Much work lies ahead to make healthcare equitable for givers and receivers of healthcare from all cultures. Self- and other-empathy leads to replenishment and renewal of a vital human capacity. If we are to move in the direction of a more empathic society and a more compassionate world, it is clear that working to enhance our native capacities to empathize is critical to strengthening individual, community, national, and international bonds. Human Senses - Intuition.

I always like to look at things from a different point of view so that I can avoid making assumptions. And I also like to ask questions, this way I can avoid pretending to know something.

How people understand other people. A single strategy is not sufficient to navigate the complex social interactions of everyday life. To successfully cooperate or compete with other people in everyday life, it is important to know what the other person thinks, feels, or wants. Researchers have explored which strategies people use to understand other people.

BeAnotherLab is an international anti-disciplinary collective dedicated to investigate the relationship between identity and empathy, attempting to communicate, understand and expand subjective experience through embodiment and telepresent experiences. The collective was born in Barcelona has collaborations with many individuals and institutions globally.

Movies that could Teach you about Empathy and Compassion

The Wizard of Oz (1939). After viewing discuss which-courage, intellect, and heart-do your kids feel is most important in leading a good and decent life.

Dumbo (1941). This is a classic story of a lonely little elephant with over-sized ears who is unmercifully picked on.

A Christmas Carol (1951). Miserly old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, finally discovers the virtues of giving and being kind.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). Anne’s indomitable optimistic spirit and ability to find goodness despite horrendous circumstances.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Atticus is a lawyer who strongly believes that all people deserve fair treatment, in turning the other cheek and to defend what you believe. Many of Atticus' clients are poor farmers who pay for his legal services in trade, often leaving him fresh produce, firewood, and so on. Atticus' work as a lawyer often exposes Scout and Jem to the town's racism, aggravated by poverty. As a result, the children mature more quickly.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966). With fall in full swing, the Peanuts gang prepares for Halloween. Linus and Lucy go out to the local pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin. Lucy selects the largest they can find, and makes Linus the one to get it back to the house. He becomes distraught when it turns out Lucy is going to gut it to be a jack-o-lantern. Great Pumpkin.

The Elephant Man (1980). True story of a severely deformed man, who with the help of an empathetic doctor, moved from the freak shows into society. Beauty lies on the inside!

Gandhi (1982). Chronicles Gandhi’s life from the prejudice he encounters as a young South African attorney and his cause of passive resistance and eventual assassination.

Schindler’s List (1993). An immense message that kindness of can change the world. Oskar Schindler saved over 1100 Jewish lives in World War II.

Pay It Forward (2000). A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. Clip of how kindness pays it forward is powerful!

Cinderella (2015). A refreshing remake of the animated original and a tribute to the old-fashion value of kindness. Best line: “Take courage and be kind.

Petticoat Junction: Full Length Feature Film, 1963 (youtube) - Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series takes place at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is run by Kate Bradley, her three daughters redhead Betty Jo (Linda Kaye Henning); brunette Bobbie Jo (first Pat Woodell, later Lori Saunders); and blonde Billie Jo (first Jeannine Riley, then Gunilla Hutton, and finally Meredith MacRae), and her uncle Joe Carson. Much of the show also focuses on the Hooterville Cannonball, an 1890s steam-driven train run more like a taxi service by engineer Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) and conductor Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis). Many plots involve railroad executive Homer Bedloe's futile attempts to shut down and scrap the Hooterville Cannonball. Motion shots of the Hooterville Cannonball were filmed on the Sierra Railroad, based in Jamestown, California. The steam locomotive used was the 4-6-0 (ten-wheeler) Sierra No. 3, which has the distinction of appearing in more movies than any other locomotive. Occasionally, youngest daughter Betty Jo can be found with her hand on the Cannonball's throttle, as running the train is one of her favorite pastimes. The Shady Rest Hotel is located at a water stop along an isolated former branch line of the C. & F.W. Railroad. Due to a bridge collapse many years ago, the rail line now is entirely unconnected to any other railroad; it runs between the rural farm community of Hooterville and the small town of Pixley. Each of these towns is about 25 miles (40 km) away from the hotel, which is located roughly at the mid-point of the line. The exact location of Hooterville is never mentioned on Petticoat Junction or Green Acres. It is likely in the Ozark Mountains; one of the proposed titles for the show was Ozark Widow. Regarding the show's title, Petticoat Junction, the hotel is located at a water stop, not a junction (where two or more railroad lines meet). The train stop is nicknamed "petticoat junction" because the Bradley sisters often go skinny-dipping in the railway's water tower and leave their petticoats draped over the side. The opening titles of the series show their petticoats hanging on the tower while they are swimming offscreen. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971). Petticoat Junction was produced by Wayfilms (a joint venture of Filmways Television and Pen-Ten Productions). There never really was a full length feature film of the classic TV Show, Petticoat Junction, but the first four episodes of the series were all related so I remastered them into a single uncut movie. I did minor edits to the episode intros to make it flow like a movie. This film centers around the train, whose owner The C. & F.W. Railroad, wants to scrap!

Star Trek Episode of a Women Experiencing Empathy - Star Trek - Sacrifice For Another (youtube) - The Vians observe Gem as she grows weaker sacrificing her remaining energy to save McCoy's life. (youtube) - This scene from "The Empath" defines the Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship like no other.

50-year survey reveals the values kids learn from popular shows. Values have changed from decade to decade, often reflecting shifts in the broader culture. A new report assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned during those 50 years. How important is fame? Self-acceptance? Among the findings: Fame, after nearly 40 years of ranking near the bottom (it was 15th in 1967, 1987 and 1997), rose to the No. 1 value in 2007, then dropped to sixth in 2017.

Meaningful movies help people cope with life's difficulties. Study examined response to films like 'Hotel Rwanda' and 'Up'. Watching meaningful films - those that we find moving and poignant - can make us feel more prepared to deal with life's challenges and want to be a better person, a new study found. The findings point to one reason why people may choose to see movies that make them sad as well as happy and that may explore difficult subjects that aren't always uplifting. Human Interest Stories.

Walking in their shoes: Using virtual reality to elicit empathy in healthcare providers. Research has shown empathy gives healthcare workers the ability to provide appropriate supports and make fewer mistakes. This helps increase patient satisfaction and enhance patient outcomes, resulting in better overall care. VR.

Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers. Teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces are more likely to develop depression, but specifically within the context of stress. If the brain has difficulty controlling how strongly a teenager responds to emotions, this makes it harder for them to look away from negative stimuli and their attention gets stuck. So, when teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces experience stress, they may respond more strongly to this stress, as they have difficulty disengaging their attention from negative emotions, leaving these teens at increased risk for depression.

Morality demonstrated in stories can alter judgment for early adolescents. A new study looks at how exposure to media content featuring specific moral values (care, fairness, loyalty and authority) might influence the weight kids place on those values. The main study showed that exposure to books emphasizing four separate moral values increased salience of their respective intuitions in early adolescents.

Study outlines ways to help children learn forgiveness. A recent study suggests that teaching children to understand other people's perspectives could make it easier for them to learn how to forgive other people. The study also found that teaching children to make sincere apologies can help them receive forgiveness from others. Kids can sniff out an insincere apology.

Which personality traits can be improved without personal motivation? Research says 'it depends'. Could a company train an employee to become more conscientious, even if the worker isn't invested in improving that trait? A new study suggests yes. But improving someone's emotional stability without that person's commitment is not likely to happen.

People either never learned how to care, or they stopped caring. People can learn to care about things if they learn why caring about certain things is important. But if you never learn to care for things, you will never care about things. And just saying "I don't care" is only a clear sign that you have hate or indifference. You just don't care because you don't care to learn or care to understand. You want people to care about you but you don't care about people. If you stop wasting time and resources on not caring, you may have the time or the resources to offer help and to show that you care. Caring is doing, and not just thinking that you care or saying that you care.

Reciprocation - Returning the Favor

Reciprocation is an expression of gratitude and understanding. It's giving thanks and showing appreciation for the actions of others that you have benefited from by returning the favor so that others will benefit from your actions, thus preserving the cycle of kindness and not breaking this cycle by taking more then you give. This does not just apply to people, but the environment as well. Reciprocity is a process of exchanging things with other people in order to gain a mutual benefit. Generalized reciprocity involves exchanges within families or friends.
Balanced reciprocity involves a calculation of the value of the exchange and an expectation that the favor will be returned within a specified time frame. Negative reciprocity is a form of reciprocity that happens when one party involved in the exchange is trying to get more than the other person.

Reciprocity in social psychology is a social rule that says people should repay in kind, what another person has provided for them; that is, people give back (reciprocate) the kind of treatment they have received from another. Reciprocally is in a mutual or shared manner. Reciprocity in social and political philosophy is the expectation that people will respond to each other in similar ways—responding to gifts and kindnesses from others with similar benevolence of their own. Reciprocity in cultural anthropology refers to the non-market exchange of goods or labour ranging from direct barter (immediate exchange) to forms of gift exchange where a return is eventually expected (delayed exchange) as in the exchange of birthday gifts.

Interconnected when things are reciprocally connected and operating as a unit.

Symbiosis - Trade - Assistance - Helping - Compassion - Gratitude - Sharing - Sustainable - Feedback Loop

Aid - Guaranteed Income - Seed Money - Funding - Bank Loans

Helping people is not to feel better about yourself, it's to make other people feel better, so that better people can make the world a better place, which in return will find its way back to you making you a better person and making your life better.

Cause and Effect (what goes around comes around)

Reciprocal Altruism is a behavior whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time.

Serial Reciprocity or Pay it Forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor.

Pay it Forward is when you are the beneficiary of a good deed and then you repay the gift to others instead of to the original person who gave you the gift. Not like those selfish

Ethic of Reciprocity or the Golden Rule, is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form). One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form). What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form).

Golden Rule Day is Everyday. Treat others and the planet as you would like to be treated.

"The Golden Rule is not an option – it’s the key to our common survival." -Karen Armstrong

Law of Compensation is a universal principle that governs the relationship between effort and reward. It suggests that what we give, we receive in equal measure. By focusing on providing value and contributing positively to the world, we can attract abundance and prosperity in our lives.

Doing one good thing can create benefits for other things because things are connected. Doing something good here will have a good effect on something over there. You can help one person and then that person can help one person and so on and so on, until that good gesture comes full circle and the process of compassion continues again and again. What goes around comes around. Working together is in our blood, it's what we are made of. Our human nature is to be good. Our body is a symbiotic organism. You help me and I will help you is what's happening inside your body every second of every day. This is one of the reasons why hatred and anger is so bad for your health. Your body starts to hurt itself because it becomes disrupted from your negativity and can't be productive in the way it should. Doing one bad thing can have repercussions for other things. Collateral Damage.

Gifts - Donations - Charity

Gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment in return. An item is not a gift if that item is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free, but of course nothing is free, everything has some sort of a cost involved. And just because something is free, this is not a measurement of worth or value. Life is gift, but you couldn't say that you got life for nothing. Gift Economy (sharing). A gift can also mean having a natural ability or talent, something that came easy because of previous learned knowledge and skills, along with many hours of practice.

Gift Economy is a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. This contrasts with a barter economy or a market economy, where goods and services are primarily exchanged for value received. Social norms and custom govern gift exchange. Gifts are not given in an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity.

If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a lot.

Generosity - Symbiosis - Sharing - Compassion - Core Values - Ethics - Aid - Investing - Funding - Time Dollar - Service - Voting - Default Option - Humanitarian

Gift from the Heart is a gift that was made with your own hands, which means so much more than something you can find in any store. Some gifts from the heart could be love, kindness, care, quality time and friendship, etc. Giving from the heart shows that you're willing to give up a part of your own time and/or resources for the benefit of another, which in and of itself marks a more personal, informal interest in the welfare of others. A gift from the heart can also mean being completely honest about your feelings. A gift from the heart is a sign of true love and signifies an emotional feeling towards a friend, relative or loved-one.

Subscribe is to arrange to receive something regularly, such as a product or service, by paying in advance. To express agreement or feel agreement with an idea or proposal.

Fund is a sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose.

Donate is to give money, service or items for a good cause.

Donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause. A donation may take various forms, including cash offering, services, new or used goods including clothing, toys, food, and vehicles. It also may consist of emergency, relief or humanitarian aid items, development aid support, and can also relate to medical care needs as i.e. blood or organs for transplant. Charitable gifts of goods or services are also called gifts in kind. Bribes (lobbying).

Offering is a thing offered, especially as a gift or a contribution. To make a contribution, especially of money, to a Church. A thing produced or manufactured for entertainment or for sale. Offer is to make available or accessible, provide or to furnish. To put forward for consideration. To make available for sale.

Contribution is a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause in the form of money, service or ideas. Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity. Contribution is a gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Benevolence is a disposition to do good. An inclination to do kind or charitable acts. An act intending or showing kindness and good will. Buddha.

Philanthropy is the voluntary promotion of human welfare. Phony Philanthropy is when wealthy people fight social problems in a way that doesn't threaten the people at the top. Philanthropy consists of "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life". Philanthropy contrasts with business initiatives, which are private initiatives for private good, focusing on material gain, and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, e.g., focusing on provision of public services. A person who practices philanthropy is a philanthropist. Philanthropy is different from charity, though there is some overlap. Charity aims to relieve the pain of a particular social problem, whereas philanthropy attempts to address the root cause of the problem. Financial Aid Types.

Charity is a foundation created to promote the public good by being kind and lenient toward people. An activity or gift that benefits the public at large. An institution or foundation created and set up to provide help to the needy. Charity as a practice means the voluntary giving of help to those in need, as a humanitarian act. A kindly and lenient attitude toward people. Effective altruism is the use of evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to help others.

Charity as a Virtue

People try to do right by each other, no matter the motivation, study finds. Large-scale experiment shows people are more generous than not.

New Changes to Tax Law will make deducting charitable giving from next year's taxes more difficult for taxpayers. The National Council of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C., estimates that charities and nonprofits such as churches, will see big drops in donations in the coming year. The drop in charitable giving could be as much as $20 billion nationwide because more people will take the standard deduction as opposed to itemizing.

Charitable Organization is a non-profit organization whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good). An institution set up to provide help to the needy.

The main reason why we have to have charities is because people are allowed to hoard the wealth of citizens. And then they use that money to buy people that helps to protect them from justice. Treating a disease never cures the disease. Greed and corruption murders people every single day. You don't need more charities, you need more educated people who can't be corrupted by money. So you need more education.

The Truth Behind Our Billionaire's Generosity "Charitable Donations" (youtube) - Does philanthropy actually reduce wealth inequality? The hard truth of how billionaires take advantage of our charity tax system to avoid millions in taxes. Tax payers subsidize the donations in the form of lost tax revenue. For every dollar a billionaire gives to charity, citizens chip in as much as 74% in lost tax revenue.

You may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations if you itemize your deductions. Generally, you may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income, but 20 percent and 30 percent limitations apply in some cases. When you donate cash to a public charity, you can generally deduct up to 60% of your adjusted gross income. Provided you've held them for more than a year, appreciated assets including long-term appreciated stocks and property are generally deductible at fair market value, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Tax deductible donations are contributions of money or goods to a tax-exempt organization such as a charity. Consider a donor-advised fund for charitable giving. Whether you choose to donate cash equivalents, stock or other appreciated assets, a donor-advised fund is a simple and efficient way to make a donation quickly and be eligible for a tax deduction this year. Tax deductible donations can reduce taxable income. To claim tax deductible donations on your taxes, you must itemize on your tax return by filing Schedule A of IRS Form 1040 or 1040-SR. Nonprofits are exempt from federal income taxes based on IRS subsection 501(c). Nonprofits engage in public or private interests without a goal of monetary profits.

Capital Allocation means distributing and investing a company's financial resources in ways that will increase its efficiency, and maximize its profits. A firm's management seeks to allocate its capital in ways that will generate as much wealth as possible for its shareholders.

Grateful - Gratitude - Giving Thanks

Gratitude is understanding the value of something or someone that has benefited you, and then showing your appreciation by being thankful for that person and reciprocating if possible. Gratitude is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor, like the garbage man.

Grateful is feeling gratitude or showing gratitude. To Be the cause or source of comfort or pleasure.

Appreciation is understanding the true nature of things and understanding the meaning of life and how much we need to depend on each other and our environment in order to live, learn, love and progress.

Acknowledge is to declare something to be true or to admit the existence or reality or truth of something. To express recognition of the presence or existence of something, or that acquaintance with something. Enlightenment - Knowledge.

Recognize is to be fully aware or cognizant of. Detect with the senses. Perceive to be the same. Exhibit recognition for an antigen or a substrate. Respect.

Validity - Scientifically - Approval - Acknowledge - Condescension - Privilege - Selfish

Thankful is appreciating other peoples hard work and sacrifices by showing reciprocation in way that lets that person or persons know that you recognize their hard work and effort and that you are aware of the value that they have given to this world and to you.

Thanks is to acknowledge and appreciate someone's actions by expressing gratitude and showing appreciation by saying thanks or thank you, or by doing something nice and positive for that person. Giving thanks to clean water.

Thank you is a common expression of gratitude and a way of being polite to someone.

Too Much Praise - Thank You For Your Service

Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.

Thank you Sun, Thank you Earth, Thank you Life, Thank you for this Daily Bread, Thank you Lord, Thank you God.

Bless is to confer prosperity or happiness on someone or something. An expression of indulgent sympathy, or appreciation of something precious.

Blessed is characterized by happiness and good fortune. Highly favored or fortunate. Enjoying the bliss of heaven. Blessedness is a state of supreme happiness.

Blessing is a prayer asking for God's favor and protection. Grace said before or after a meal.

Count Your Blessings - After Glow

Grace as a prayer is a thankful phrase said before a meal or after eating. The act of giving thanks for food and being grateful for the things you have. "We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all thy benefits". "Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty".

Taken for Granted is failing to properly appreciate someone or something, usually because you mistakenly underestimate the value of that person or thing. When you take someone for granted it means that you expect or assume that someone or something will always available for you, and thus you never give enough recognition or thanks to that person, or prepare yourself for the day when that person or thing is no longer available.

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth means that you should not judge the value of a gift prematurely or measure quality of something using only a few superficial indicators. Looking at a horses teeth might not tell you everything about the horses health.

Content is being satisfied with things as they are and being comfortable with your situation in life. Content does not mean that you have to accept things the way they are and not seek to improve things. Content is to adapt to a particular circumstance in life. Content is not about being passive or overly optimistic.

Something's in life you may not be able to change, so you must change yourself. Just as long as you never stop learning.

"Sometimes people don’t notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them."

Traditions - 50 Creative ways to Express Gratitude.

Having a conscience is important, but if your conscience is not effective in determining right from wrong or good from bad, then your conscience will not benefit you, or benefit anyone else. Conscience is like a system check, it's knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them, it's knowing how to pretend that you are the other person by being able to put yourself in other peoples shoes. You can even recall similar experiences that you had when you were the other person, to get a better idea.

Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself.

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." 

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." - The Lorax

Balance - Delayed Gratification - Positivity

American Humanist Association is the ability and responsibility of human beings to lead personal lives of ethical fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Recipe for Life: A Few Cups of Love. Take one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness; Take one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern. And then mix willingness with happiness, add lots of faith and stir it up well. Then spread it over a span of a life time and serve it to each and every deserving person you meet. ~ Muhammad Ali  “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.

People who are more active and experience more happiness are people that
...Read everyday, compliment others, adapt to changes, forgive others, talk about their ideas, they continuously learn, they accept responsibility. they learn from their mistakes, their grateful for the things they have, they sets goals and make plans.

People who are less active and experience more sadness are people TV every day, overly criticize, they fear change, they hold grudges, they talk about other people too much, they think they know it all, they blame others for their problems, they believe they are entitled, they never set goals or have plans.

Life Stance - Humanism

Most people know right from wrong and good and bad, but people don't always practice what they preach. People seem to be selective, or, they don't fully understand the facts of the situation. This is another problem we can solve by improving education. Tragedy of the Commons and the Prisoner's Dilemma is a perfect example of people not having enough information and knowledge in order to calculate the best decisions and choices that people have, especially group decisions. Ignorance will always make people more vulnerable to corruption and selfishness. Social Reactions.

Jainism practitioners believe nonviolence and self-control are the means to liberation. The three main principles of Jainism are nonviolence, non-absolutism (anekantavada) and non-possessiveness (aparigraha). Followers of Jainism take 5 major vows: nonviolence, not lying, not stealing (asteya), chastity, and non-attachment. Parasparopagraho Jivanam is the motto of Jainism. Its theological system is termed as transtheistic. Jain Philosophy (wiki).

We know that all Babies are born with an Instinctual Behavior to be Good. But this Biological Nature to be Good is very basic and incomplete, so it can be easily Manipulated. So Good Behavior must be Nurtured and thoroughly educated in order for a young child to fully understand moral concepts and the numerous benefits that come from having good and fair Behavior.

Self Smart

Always try to keep your values as close to being logical as humanly possible. Logic is one of the reasons why we are all here. So it makes sense to use logic as much as possible because logic usually works really well. 

Learning Methods

Ben Franklin Effect is when a person who has performed a favor for someone is more likely to do another favor for that person than they would be if they had received a favor from that person. An explanation for this would be that we internalize the reason that we helped them was because we liked them. The opposite case is also believed to be true, namely that we come to hate a person whom we did wrong to. We de-humanize them to justify the bad things we did to them.

Praxeology is the deductive study of human action, based on the notion that humans engage in purposeful behavior, as opposed to reflexive behavior like sneezing and inanimate behavior. According to its theorists, with the action axiom as the starting point, it is possible to draw conclusions about human behavior that are both objective and universal. For example, the notion that humans engage in acts of choice implies that they have preferences, and this must be true for anyone who exhibits intentional behavior.

Merit in Catholicism is to be a property of a good work which entitles the doer to receive a reward.

Merit in Buddhism is a power which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts.

Confucianism is a way of governing, or simply a way of life. Philosophy.

Dave Meslin: The Antidote to Apathy(youtube) 
Frans De Waal: Do Animals Have Morals (video)
School of Life Channel (youtube)

Learning to Give - Human Basics - Ethical Inquiry

Repentance (regret)

Not taking more than you need is the purest form of giving. People who take more sometimes give more, which is not giving, it's just feeling guilty because you have taken more than you needed, and now you want to give some back. And people call that generosity?

Good - Right - Proper

Right and Good Check MarkGood is something that is positive, beneficial, valuable and useful. Something that is proper and satisfactory, or to a high standard. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude. Promoting or enhancing well-being. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified.

Kind - Friendly - Caring - Fair - Accurate - Responsible - Social Benefit

Words that describe "Good" (nice words) - Success - Progress - Positive Thinking

Positive is something good involving an advantage. The quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome. An amount greater than zero and something that is not negative. Looking on the bright side and giving thanks. Something characterized by affirmation or acceptance or certainty.

Correct is being free from error and in accordance with fact or truth. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure. Correct in opinion or judgment. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or agree to a standard. Treat a defect. Correcting is to make right and to adjust a defect to improve it. Logical.

Right is something free from error and agreeable to fact or truth. Socially right or correct. In conformance with justice or law or morality. Correct in opinion or judgment. In or into a satisfactory condition. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure. Precisely accurate. In an accurate manner. Human Rights. Right is also a direction or side, navigating through what is right and wrong.

Do Right by Someone is to act, speak, or behave in a way that is just, beneficial, or respectful to someone else. To treat someone in an ethical, moral, or honorable fashion. Making up for past wrongs inflicted on that person.

Do the Right Thing is to do what is ethical or just. To make the right decision exercise good judgment. To make the right call and exercise discretion. To make a good decision or make a sound decision. To make a good call or make a good choice.

Good Deed is an act of kindness that benefits other people. Doing something nice for others.

Accurate is a fact or truth that can be proven, sometimes using scientific methods and procedures along with calibrated instruments and a peer review by experts for verification or constructive feedback.

Good Relationships  - Benefit Corporation

Benefit is something that promotes or aids well-being.

is something that promotes or enhances well-being.

Advantage is the quality of having a superior or more favorable position. A benefit resulting from some event or action.

Aiding is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something. To give help or assistance to someone and to be of service. Money to support a worthy person or cause. Work that Makes a Difference.

Beneficence is the quality of being kind or helpful to someone and giving generous assistance to someone by doing something good for them.

Better is having or showing good knowledge and skill and aptitude. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. Promoting or enhancing well-being. More excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. Wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable. Superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another. Changed for the better in health or fitness. In excellent physical condition.

Best is having the most positive qualities in a most excellent way or manner. The person who is most outstanding or excellent, or someone who tops all others. From a position of superiority or authority.

Optimum comes from the Latin word 'optimus,' meaning "best." 'Prime' also has a meaning of "the best individual."

Great is someone or something that is very good and has major significance or importance. Something remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect. A person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field.

Quality is a degree of excellence, worth or value. A characteristic property that defines an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone. The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind. Something of superior grade that is made to last and performs great or functions really well. Quality in Philosophy (wiki) - Low Quality.

Quality Control - Perfection - Function

Excellent is very good and of the highest quality. Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance that can be accurately measured.

Superior is high quality or performance or importance.

Uber is something super, extreme or outstanding.

Intelligence - Respect - Etiquette - Friendly - Success - Prosper - Validity - Positive Thinking

Peachy Keen is something very satisfactory or fine. Something extremely good, exactly right or all right.

Praise (dangers) - Errors - Idealization and Devaluation - Hypocrisy

OK is an English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment."OK" principally means "adequate" or "acceptable". OK term originated as an abbreviation of orl korrekt, which is a jokey misspelling of 'all correct' that was in the US in the 1830s. The oldest written references result from its use as a slogan by the Democratic party during the American Presidential election of 1840. Their candidate, President Martin Van Buren, was nicknamed 'Old Kinderhook' (after his birthplace in New York State), and his supporters formed the 'OK Club'. This undoubtedly helped to popularize the term (though it did not get President Van Buren re-elected).

Acceptable is something satisfactory that meets the requirements needed so that it's adequate for a purpose and approved for usage.

Approve is to judge something to be right or commendable. To think well of someone. Something established by authoritative praise. To give permission.

Approval is a feeling of liking something or someone good. A message expressing a favorable opinion or acceptance as satisfactory.

Sophrosyne an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind.

Meliorism progress is a real concept leading to an improvement of the world.

Orenda a spiritual power inherent in people and their environment.

Biocentric Universe sees biology as the central driving science in the universe.

Copacetic means that things are fine and satisfactory or in good order.

A Path of Least Resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path.

You can't do everything, but the one thing that you can do, you should at least be good at it. The one thing that you do should be good and also provide something of value. Be good and be good at it. But remember, always be ready to modify your priorities, because things change, which means that you too may have to change with it. And sometimes balance is not an option.

Blessed is something considered to be good or something that is known to have positive benefits. Something that is thought to influence goodness or something that causes good things to happen. A blessing is a desirable state. Not Cursed.

Form of the Good or the idea of the good, is a concept in the philosophy of Plato as described in Plato's dialogue the Republic (508e2–3). This form is the one that allows a philosopher-in-training to advance to a philosopher-king. It cannot be clearly seen or explained, but it is the form that allows one to realize all the other forms. The definition of the Good is a perfect, eternal, and changeless Form, existing outside space and time, in which particular good things share. From the Good, things that are just, gain their usefulness and value. Humans are compelled to pursue the good, but no one can hope to do this successfully without philosophical reasoning. True knowledge is well informed about or knowing thoroughly, not about those material objects and imperfect intelligences which we meet within our daily interactions with all mankind, but rather it investigates the nature of those purer and more perfect patterns which are the models after which all created beings are formed. As these Forms cannot be perceived by human senses, whatever knowledge we attain of the Forms must be seen through the mind's eye. Plato suggests that justice, truth, equality, beauty, and many others ultimately derive from the Form of the Good. Plato's Form of the Good is often criticized as too general. Plato's Form of the Good does not define things in the physical world that are good, and therefore lacks connectedness to reality. Because Plato's Form of the Good lacks instruction, or ways for the individual to be good, Plato's Form of the Good is not applicable to human ethics since there is no defined method for which goodness can be pursued. Through Socrates in The Republic, Plato acknowledges the Form of the Good as an elusive concept and proposes that the Form of the Good be accepted as a hypothesis, rather than criticized for its weaknesses. According to Socrates in The Republic, the only alternative to accepting a hypothesis is to refute all the objections against it, which is counterproductive in the process of contemplation. Aristotle along with other scholars sees the Form of the Good as synonymous with the idea of One. Plato claims that Good is the highest Form, and that all objects aspire to be good. Since Plato does not define good things, interpreting Plato's Form of the Good through the idea of One allows scholars to explain how Plato's Form of the Good relates to the physical world. According to this philosophy, in order for an object to belong to the Form of the Good, it must be One and have the proper harmony, uniformity, and order to be in its proper form.

Purview is the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated, or the range of experience or thought. The scope of the influence or concerns of something. The limit, purpose, or scope of a statute, or the range or limit of authority, competence, responsibility, concern, or intention. The compass and extent.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is a sardonic commentary on the frequency with which certain acts of kindness can sometimes backfire on those who offer them. In other words, those who help others are sometimes doomed to suffer as a result of their being helpful. So sometimes shit happens no matter what you do. Kindness can sometimes bring its own punishment, because there are ignorant assholes in the world who don't like people who are being nice to other people, we call them republicans, but not always, because shit has many faces, so don't be fooled. Some people can drown trying to save other people from drowning. But every situation is different. So it's your call. Just as long as your decision was not a result of your lack of empathy, or a result of your narrow mindedness. Your decisions should be a result of logical reasoning, which depends on how much time you have to think and act. Just remember, you can't save everyone, but you can save someone, even if it's yourself. because then, you can at least return the favor and pay it forward. So if you're still alive, you better make good. Good Samaritan Law.

Wrong - Bad

Wrong Way Negative is having the characteristic of something harmful or unpleasant. Involving disadvantage or harm. To suffer or to be susceptible to damage. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. Having no positive features. The occurrence of a change for the worse. The act of damaging something or someone. Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive.

Wrong is something that is not correct and not good and not right and not based on fact or truth. Wrong is something that is not appropriate for a particular purpose or occasion. Wrong is an error in judgment that goes against the principles of justice or law. Contrary to conscience or morality or law. Not functioning properly. Based on or acting or judging in error. In an inaccurate manner. Not in accord with established usage or procedure. Characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.

Bad is having undesirable or negative qualities. Below average in quality or performance. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency. Markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior. Characterized by wickedness or immorality. Not working properly. Physically unsound or diseased. Capable of harming. Involving risk or danger.

Underhanded is doing something bad secretly and deceptively. Concealing is the activity of keeping something secret and prevent from being seen or discovered. Betrayal.

Anger - Profanity - Abuse - Negligence - Condescension - Selfish - Consequences - Apathy

Asshole is another word for bad behavior, but this word does not necessarily mean that a person is bad. Profane words are not recommended when communicating because those types of words are too vague and lack detail, and sometimes profane words can make things worse. Calling someone an asshole might distract them from learning why they are being called an asshole. So choose your words wisely. Denis Leary - Asshole (Official Uncensored Version) (youtube).

Scumbag is a contemptible or objectionable person. A lowlife or a very unpleasant person who has done something dishonest or unacceptable. A person with toxic ignorance.

Lowlife is a person of low moral character with antisocial or destructive behaviors. A criminal or a no-good person who is a disgraceful, shameful wrongdoer with no empathy and no conscience.

Bastard is an insulting term used for people who are stupid, irritating or ridiculous. A derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular, inferior or of dubious origin. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance. Bastard can also mean a child with parents that are not married to each other.

Bad Apple or Rotten Apple is a bad person or someone who is corrupt, dishonest or untrustworthy, typically one whose behavior is likely to have a detrimental or adverse influence on other people.

Foulest is something offensive to the senses or being unpleasantly soiled. Wicked or immoral.

Fault as a wrong action is bad judgment or ignorance or inattention that makes you responsible for a bad situation or an event. Fault can also mean an imperfection in an object or machine. The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

Incompatible is something that is not suitable to your needs and not easy to combine harmoniously. Something that is not correct or proper and incapable of being used.

Waste is to spend or throw away something without thinking about its impact. To consume thoughtlessly or carelessly. To use something inefficiently or inappropriately. To cause extensive destruction or ruin by doing useless or profitless activity. The trait of wasting resources. To lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief. To become physically weaker. Waste in law is reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect.

Degrade is to reduce in worth or character. Degrading is something harmful to the mind or morals.

Unwarranted is doing something that is incapable of being justified or explained. Without a basis in reason or fact. Lacking justification or authorization. FUBAR.

Bad Thumbs Down Not Happy Face Uncalled For is doing something that is not needed or justified

Futility is something pointlessness or uselessness.

Futile is something unproductive and producing no result or effect.

Fucked Up is something thoroughly confused, disordered, or damaged.

Messed Up is to make a mistake or to do something incorrectly.

Two Wrongs don't Make a Right - The lesser of two evils is still evil.

Doesn't Sit Right or it Doesn't Feel Right is when someone does or says something that does not sit well with you, so you do not agree with it, you do not like it, you do not accept it, and you do not understand it.

Atrocity is something that is shockingly cruel and inhumane and extremely wicked involving physical violence or injury. Habitat Destruction.

Amoral is lacking any sense of moral standards or principles.

Immoral is deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles.

Impure is something immoral or obscene and combined with extraneous elements.

Cursed is something considered to be bad or something that is no good. Something that is thought to influence evil or something that causes evil. Pandora's Box.

Heinous is a wrongful act that is extremely wicked and utterly odious or unequivocally detestable and offensive to the mind, especially crimes that are deeply criminal.

Egregious is something outstandingly bad, shocking or reprehensible in a manner tending to attract attention.

Detestable is something that is offensive to the mind.

Despicable is someone that that is morally reprehensible, criminal or vicious.  

Diabolical is something extremely evil or cruel and comparable to hell.

Demoralizing is destructive and corrupt behavior against another person.

Dehumanize - Condescending - Abusive - Scumbag

Demeaning is to reduce in worth or character of someone, usually verbally. Causing awareness of your shortcomings.

Deplorable is something bad and unfortunate that deserves severe rebuke or censure. Very poor quality or condition.

Demonstrous is to react in melodramatic fashion to a merely normal comment, incident, or impetus; to be overly demonstrative, akin to tantrum. To exhibit demonistic qualities. Monstrous is shockingly brutal or cruel. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous.

Demonize is to make someone into a demon. Slander.

Devious is characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive and misleading. Departing from the accepted or proper way; Deviating from a straight course. Harassment.

Deviate is a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable. Markedly different from an accepted norm. Turn aside or turn away from or be out of line.

Derelict is failing to do what duty requires.

Offensive is something causing anger or annoyance. Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses. Harsh or distasteful.
To violate, attack or offend.

Offend is to act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises. Strike with disgust or revulsion. Cause somebody emotional pain. Cause to feel resentment or indignation or outrage aroused by some perceived offense or injustice.

Abhorrent is something offensive to the mind. Abhorrence is hate coupled with disgust. Repugnant.

Repugnant is something offensive to the mind and extremely distasteful and unacceptable. Incompatible and in conflict with what is known to be good.

Obscene is something offensive to the mind and designed to incite to indecency.

Indecent is something not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society. Something offensive to good taste.

Indecent Exposure is a crime of intentionally showing one's sexual organs in public in order to be perverted or devious. The deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of their body in circumstances where the exposure is contrary to local moral or other standards of appropriate behavior. The term indecent exposure is a legal expression. Exhibitionism is the act of exposing to strangers in a public or semi-public context those parts of one's body that are not normally exposed, usually for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock bystanders. Nudity is a state of being in which a human is not wearing clothing or specifically is not covering the genitals. Public Display.

Woefully is something unfortunate or a deplorable manner.

Ruthless is a person without mercy or pity or compassion for others. Cruel.

Villain is a wicked or evil person or someone who does evil things deliberately. Villain is a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; A scoundrel; A villain can also mean a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot. The principal bad character in a film or work of fiction.

Unscrupulous is someone having or showing no moral principles. Someone who is not honest or not fair.

Disrespectful is showing a lack of respect.

Incivility is rude or unsociable speech or behavior. A social behaviour lacking in civility or good manners, on a scale from rudeness or lack of respect for elders, to vandalism and hooliganism, through public drunkenness and threatening behaviour. The word "incivility" is derived from the Latin incivilis, meaning "not of a citizen".

Abomination is an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence. A thing that causes disgust or hatred. Something that is really bad. Synonyms: atrocity, disgrace, horror, obscenity, outrage, evil, crime, monstrosity, anathema, bane.

Devil's Advocate is a person who takes a position he or she does not necessarily agree with in order to manipulate the beliefs of others while distracting people from solving real problems and discussing real issues.

Making Deals with the Devil is when a person offers his or her soul or the lives of others in exchange for diabolical favors. A Deal with the Devil is a written agreement between a person and Satan, or some lesser demon. The person offers their soul in exchange for diabolical favors. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, fame, or power. The person making the pact sometimes tries to outwit the devil, but loses in the end (e.g., man sells his soul for eternal life because he will never die to pay his end of the bargain. Immune to the death penalty, he commits murder, but is sentenced to life in prison).

The Devil Made Me Do It - Charlatans

Sold your Soul to the Devil is to be persuaded to do something bad or dishonest, either for money or for some other reward like power or fame, etc. The person offers their soul in exchange for diabolical favours. The average soul is worth around $2.8 million dollars in 2020, but many people sell their soul for a lot less, and sometimes just give their soul away for free. Being a scumbag has a price, and most of the time these scumbags have no idea what the true cost is.

The Devil went down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band (youtube) - The Devil went down to Georgia, He was lookin' for a soul to steal, He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind, He was willing to make a deal. My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin, but I'll take your bet, and you're gonna regret, 'cause I'm the best there's ever been.

Demonic Possession is when individuals are though to be under the influence of malevolent preternatural beings, commonly referred to as demons or devils. Sometimes related to traumatic experiences, suggesting that possession experiences may be caused by mental distress. Exorcism.

Gall describes doing something shocking and offensive, something irritating and very rude. (The gall of that person to commit such a horrible crime). People lose their minds and do horrible and despicable things. It's more than being criminally insane, it's more of a demonic possession from being brainwashed and undereducated, and sometimes as the result of a physical disease affecting the mind.

Underhanded is doing something secretly and deceptively.

Betrayal - Frivolous - Seditious

Manipulativeness is a skillful tactic in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage.

Spite is feeling a need to see others suffer.

Insidious is something beguiling or misleading but harmful. Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way.

Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

Willful Blindness describes a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping himself or herself unaware of facts that would render him or her liable. Pretend not to Know.

Symbol for Hazard and Danger Malevolent is wishing or appearing to wish evil to others. Behavior arising from intense ill will or hatred. Having or exerting a malignant influence.

Wanton is to behave extremely cruelly and brutally without motivation or provocation. To waste time and spend one's time idly or inefficiently. Become unrestrained and extravagant and indulge oneself luxuriously. Lewd is to be crude and offensive.

Delinquent is being guilty of a misdeed.

Ill-Will is the feeling of a hostile person. Animosity or bitterness.

Animosity is a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility.

Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, and concern. Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and/or passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical and/or physical life and the world. A psychopath is someone who lacks empathy. Apathy is the absence of emotion or the lack of interest in things generally. Showing no empathy, sympathy or care.

Heartless is someone who displays a complete lack of feeling for others and has no consideration for others. To be soulless.

Cold Hearted is someone who lacks affection or warmth and is devoid of caring about other people.

Selfish - Narrow Minded - Abuse - Estranged - Empathy Deficit Disorder - Psychopaths - Bad Cops - Bad Politicians

Indifference is apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions. The lack of concern or care for others or the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally. The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern or having an unbiased impartial unconcern. (don't give a shit one way or another).

Indifferent is having no especial liking, dislike or preference for one thing over another. Lack of interest and showing no care or concern in attitude or action. Lack of partiality and being neither good nor bad or neither too great nor too little. Not Happy or Sad.

Insensible is unaware of or indifferent to something. Incapable of physical sensation or barely able to be perceived. To be unresponsive to stimulation.

Ego-Centrism is the inability to put oneself in other peoples shoes.

Psychopathy is the lack of empathy and self-control, combined with impulsive behavior.

Shallow Effect or Reduced Affect Display is when you show or have little or no emotions or a condition of reduced emotional reactivity in an individual.

Callous is being insensitive and having a cruel disregard for others. Void of passion or feeling. Emotionally hardened. Deaden feelings or morals.

Unrepentant is being unremorseful. Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.

Ingrate is a person who shows no gratitude. An ungrateful person.

Machiavellianism is a psychological traits of manipulativeness, callousness, and an indifference to morality. A narrow-minded belief that the ends justify the means.

Moral Disengagement is a cognitive processing style that allow behaving unethically without feeling distress.

Evil is displaying morally objectionable behavior. That which causes harm or destruction or misfortune. Morally bad or wrong. The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice. Having or exerting a malignant influence.

Defining the Degrees of Evil - Depravity Standard - Media Literacy.

Sinister is threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces.

Wicked is being morally bad in principle or practice. Having committed unrighteous acts. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality. Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. Premeditated.

Nefarious is something outrageously bad or extremely wicked, reprehensible, sinful, villainous, criminal and evil and lacking respect.

Sadism is a desire to inflict mental or physical harm on others for one's own pleasure or to benefit oneself.

Ominous is suggesting that something bad is going to happen.

Malice or Malicious is feeling a need to see others suffer. The quality of threatening evil

Malice Aforethought is premeditation or intention. Knowledge of wrongdoing.

Malice in law is a legal term referring to a party's intention to do injury to another party. Malice is either expressed or implied. Malice is expressed when there is manifested a deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being. Malice is implied when no considerable provocation appears, or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart. Cal. Pen. Code § 188. Malice, in a legal sense, may be inferred from the evidence and imputed to the defendant, depending on the nature of the case.

Malicious Prosecution - Corrupt Legal System.

Conduct Disorder is a mental disorder diagnosed in childhood or adolescence that presents itself through a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior that includes theft, lies, physical violence that may lead to destruction and wanton breaking of rules, in which the basic rights of others are violated or major age-appropriate norms are ignored. These behaviors are often referred to as "antisocial behaviors." It is often seen as the precursor to antisocial personality disorder, which is per definition not diagnosed until the individual is 18 years old. They be irresponsible and may disregard basic social standards and rules. Conduct disorder may result from parental rejection and neglect and can be treated with family therapy, as well as behavioral modifications and pharmacotherapy. Conduct disorder is estimated to affect 51.1 million people globally as of 2013. Prefrontal Cortex.

is unacceptable or improper behavior. Bad or dishonest management by persons who are supposed to act on another's behalf. Activity that transgresses moral or civil law. To behave badly. To manage a responsibility very badly or incompetently.

Gross Misconduct is being drunk or under the influence of any drug while on duty, illegal drug use or alcohol at work, fighting, sexual harassment at workplace, stealing, Subjecting people to discrimination, falsifying time records, falsification of accounts, negligence, bribery, gross insubordination/ disobedience / misappropriation. Conviction of a felony (in some states), illicit use, financial misconduct. Ethics - Police Misconduct.

Malfeasance is wrongdoing, especially by a public official. Wrongful conduct by a public official. Misfeasance or nonfeasance are types of failure to discharge public obligations existing by common law, custom, or statute. When a contract creates a duty that does not exist at common law, there are three things the parties can do wrong: Nonfeasance is the failure to act where action is required—willfully or in neglect. Misfeasance is the willful inappropriate action or intentional incorrect action or advice. Malfeasance is the willful and intentional action that injures a party.

Dishonorable is being deceptive or fraudulent and disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive.

Impropriety is the failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty.

Improper is not suitable or right or appropriate. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention. Not appropriate for a purpose or occasion. Not conforming to accepted rules or standards.

Inappropriate is something not suitable, correct or proper for a particular occasion, condition or purpose.

Indecent is not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society.

Moral Turpitude refers to "an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community".

Infamy is a state of extreme dishonor. Evil fame or public reputation.

Flouted is to treat with contemptuous disregard. Laugh at with contempt and derision.

Provocation is unfriendly behavior that causes Anger or resentment. Something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action. Bully.

Gall is a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will. Being rude and impertinent or improperly forward or bold. Inclined to take liberties or act in a way that is too free and does not show enough respect.

Derogatory is showing a critical or disrespectful attitude. Expressive of low opinion. Tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing. Slander - Profiling.

is causing irritation or annoyance.

Obnoxious is something very unpleasant.

Grotesque is something repulsively ugly or distorted.

Repulsive is something offensive to the mind. Repulsive is something extremely distorted as to be terrifying.

Grisly is something that causes horror or revulsion, terrifying.

Psychologists define the 'Dark Core of Personality'. Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness are all traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality, or just the pure ignorance of an under-educated person.

Guilty is when your are responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act.

Crab Mentality is when an ignorant person try's to undermine someone else's success by disrupting their progress because they're envious of the other person and they resent them. A kind of "if I can't have it, neither can you" mentality. Instead of a person trying to be productive themselves, they ignorantly believe that their time and resources is better spent trying to make others less productive so they don't feel so bad about how unproductive they are. Just because their life sucks, they want other peoples life to suck too so that you don't feel alone in being a loser. Making other people fail in order to make themselves feel better about their own failures, which only proves how insane and ignorant they are. Spite.

"Not feeling bad about doing something bad, is really f*cking bad. If you don't know that you are an a*shole, you will never stop being an a*shole. But that's not your fault, and no one is to blame. But now that you know this, the questions are, can you adjust? Can you adapt? Can you give as well as you receive? And, are you willing to learn about things that you may have over looked or perceived as being not important? Will you at least try to understand? You are nothing without people, and people will always be something with or without you. So, are you the thorn or are you the foot? You're the foot, so please stop being an as*hole." Shadow Work is a way Getting to Know Your Darker Half.

"The reasons why so many people are not getting any meaningful work done is because they're too busy maliciously attacking other people and stabbing each other in the back. How about making a difference instead of just adding to everyone's problems."

Words that describe "Bad"

Cruelty is when a person does not care about other people suffering, and sometimes even finds pleasure in inflicting suffering. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept. Cruel way of inflicting suffering may involve violence.

Hate - Domestic Violence - Self Defense

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a person, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.

Violence the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation".

Barbarism is a brutal barbarous savage act. Murderer. Barbaric is savagely cruel and exceedingly brutal. Barbaric can also mean someone who is without modern civilization advancements that may make someone look primitive or unsophisticated, but on the other hand, modern civilization can also seem barbaric in different ways.

Savage is an uncivilized, cruel and violent person who inflicts pain or suffering.

Sexual Abuse and Violence (sex crimes)

Super Predators would not exist if super predators did not exist at the top, what is above, so is below. People in jail share the same ignorance as the system that put them there. Not everyone knows what a systemic problem is. They might know the meaning or definition of the word, but they can't visualize it or understand it. How can a word be so important yet at the same time be so meaningless? People never see the system as a whole. And they never fully understand all the connections.

Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation. In humans, frustration due to blocked goals can cause aggression. Human aggression can be classified into direct and indirect aggression, whilst the first is characterized by physical or verbal behavior intended to cause harm to someone, the second one is characterized by a behavior intended to harm social relations of an individual or a group.

Intimidation is the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something. Being made to feel afraid or timid. The feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's perceived fame or wealth or status etc..

BullyingTerrorism - Revenge

Hostility is violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked. A form of emotionally charged aggressive behavior. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.

Torture - Psychological Pain - War - Victim - Negligence - Ignorance

Suffering is an experience of unpleasantness and dislike associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual.

Symbol for No Economic Weapons - Monopolies

Criminal - Sanity - Abuse of Power

Sin is any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. To sin has been defined as "to miss the mark"

Racism - Discrimination - Prejudice

Evil and ignorance go hand in hand. There are no intelligent evil people. When you hear people say that a criminal is smart, what they mean to say is that the criminal has gone to school, but failed to learn what's important. Though they are smart in certain subjects, they are not intelligent. They are in fact extremely dangerous because they naively believe that they are smart.

Good is the opposite of Evil, when good prevails, evil is defeated.

Problem of Evil states that just because there is goodness in people, how could there be evil? Evil is not just the absence of goodness, it is the absence of knowledge.

Hell is believed to be a place of torment and punishment in an afterlife. Hell can also be seen as a life filled with suffering and abuse. Poverty.

Consequentialism is the consequences of one's conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission from acting) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence.

Scheming is concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest. (astute, defraud or Scam: A fraudulent business scheme).

Theft - Regretting.

Taboo is the forbidding of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies. The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to strong prohibitions relating to any area of human activity or custom that is sacred or forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs. "Breaking a taboo" is usually considered objectionable by society in general, not merely a subset of a culture.

Public-Order Crime is a crime which involves acts that interfere with the operations of society and the ability of people to function efficiently", i.e., it is behavior that has been labeled criminal because it is contrary to shared norms, social values, and customs.

Resentment is a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.

"If you have good information and good knowledge you are most likely to do good things."

"If you have bad information and bad knowledge you are most likely to do bad things."

Sisyphus was a king that was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness. His punishment was being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, and then was forced to repeat this action for eternity.

Condescension - Looking Down on Someone

Condescension is the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient. Lack of affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank. People who talk down to other people feel bad about themselves and have low self-esteem, and so they put people down to boost their own confidence. They try to make themselves feel more powerful or important by putting someone else down. Narcissists insult others to feel better about themselves.

Patronizing is characteristic of those who abuse others with condescension. Bad Jokes.

Despise is to dislike someone or something.

Hate - Dehumanizing - Racism - Wrong - Bad - Prejudice - Marginalized - Privileged - Inhibition

Talk Down is to discuss someone or something in a way that makes them seem less interesting or attractive.

Ridicule is abusive language or behavior towards someone. Hate Speech used to damage the reputation of someone and cause someone to be distrusted or disbelieved, or bring shame or dishonor to someone. Open disrespect for a person or thing.

Contempt is the lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. A behavior that perceives a person or a thing to be worthless and not deserving of respect or careful thought or consideration. A disregard for something that should be taken into account. Open disrespect for a person or thing. Contempt can also mean the offense of being disrespectful to a court of law and its officers.

Contempt of Court is the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful toward a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies the authority, justice, and dignity of the court. Bad Judges.

Disrespect is to violate a persons human right to be treated fairly and politely. Being disrespectful is ignoring the facts of a situation and ignoring human standards of morality when communicating with someone or expressing behavior around someone. To be abusive, prejudice or discriminating. Unkind.

Irreverence is a disrespectful act. A lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.

Disdain is the lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. To look down on someone. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.

Deride is to treat someone or to speak of someone with contempt.

Derision is treating someone with contempt or contemptuous laughter.

Disregard is to refuse to acknowledge. Having a willful lack of attention and a lack of care or consideration.

Jeer is to laugh at with contempt and derision. Showing your contempt by derision or contemptuous laughter. The act of deriding or treating with contempt.

Insolent is showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.

Flout is to treat with contemptuous disregard. Laugh at with contempt and derision. Mocking.

Inconsiderate is lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others without proper consideration or reflection.

Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities. Lacking piety or respect for the sacred.

Derogatory is expressing a low opinion of someone and showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.

Disparage is to express a negative opinion of someone.

Detractor is someone who disparages or belittles the worth of something. Detract is to take away a part from, or diminish.

Egoism is an excessive preoccupation with one's own advantage at the expense of others and the community.

Psychological entitlement is a recurring belief that one is better than others and deserves better treatment.

Self-interest is a desire to further and highlight one's own social and financial status.

Narcissism is excessive self-absorption, a sense of superiority, and an extreme need for attention from others.

Cynical is believing the worst of human nature and motives. Having a sneering disbelief in the selflessness of others. Showing contempt for accepted moral standards, esp. by following self-interest. Abusing vocally and expressing contempt or ridicule.

Dark Triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. They are called "dark" because of their malevolent qualities. People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace). They also tend to be less compassionate, agreeable, empathetic, satisfied with their lives, and less likely to believe they and others are good. All three dark triad traits are conceptually distinct although empirical evidence shows them to be overlapping. They are associated with a callous-manipulative interpersonal style. Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, pride, egotism, and a lack of empathy. Machiavellianism is characterized by manipulation and exploitation of others, an absence of morality, unemotional callousness, and a higher level of self interest. Psychopathy is characterized by continuous antisocial behavior, impulsivity, selfishness, callous and unemotional traits (CU), and remorselessness. A factor analysis found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members. Agreeableness and the dark triad show correlated change over development.

Spitefulness is a destructiveness and willingness to cause harm to others, even if one harms oneself in the process.

“Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.” Jesse Jackson (wiki)

Cavalier is showing a disregard of others or showing arrogant superiority to others and having a disdain and seeing other peoples views as unworthy. Marked by lack of attention, consideration, forethought or thoroughness; not careful.

Talking Heads - Pulled Up (youtube) I was complaining, I was down in the dumps, I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up, Pull me up up up up, up up up up.

You think that you're better then others, or superior to others just because you have more, or have done more, or have gone to better schools? But that doesn't make you better or does it make other people insignificant or worthless. It only makes you a person who has more potential. And potential is not a right to be prejudice or ignorant towards other people, because that would be a waste of potential, and a waste of time. So if you are smarter, then that means you must have learned that condescension is pure prejudice and pure ignorance. Just because other people don't live up to your standards, or haven't benefited from life the same way that you have, does not make other people insignificant or worthless. People are not abusing themselves or struggling on purpose because they're stupid, they do it for the same reasons that you do, because they have not learned enough. Pride is good, but not when pride turns into a form of prejudice and disrespect towards other people. Self-respect is not a reason to disrespect. Respect is a courteous regard for people's feelings, and also, respect is common sense in knowing that being nice to people has lot more benefits that not being nice to people. When you are aware of other people, instead of being weary of or judgmental, then you start seeing people more clearly, and you also start listening more carefully, so you hear more and understand more. Prejudice kills communication, so that means that prejudice is a threat to life. Prejudice is the highest form of ignorance a person can have, it's not only illogical and wrong, it's a form of violence against others, and violence against yourself. If you really believe that your life is special then you would want more people to understand it, and not be victimized by it. And poor people shouldn't feel inferior just because they see other people who have more. One of the mains reasons why we have poor people is not because we have rich people, it's because we have too much ignorance in our world. Money does not buy intelligence, as we can clearly see, and clearly not see. Poor people have fewer opportunities, they have less access to informational services, and a lower quality of educational services. But when people finally become more educated and learn the things that we should be learning, then everyone will live better lives, and no will have to waste time looking up at people, unless that person is a source of inspiration. And no one would have to waste time looking down on people, unless they were helping them up. Confidence.

Prejudice - To be prejudice is a life sentence of misery, because there will never a day in your life that will go by that you will not experience anger or frustration. This is not to say that you will never be able to laugh or experience happiness, it's just that those moments will always be interrupted by misery. So you see, prejudice is not only stupid, it's bad for your health, and it reduces your quality of life. Even if you become successful, it will not matter, prejudice will ruin your life. And it might not be that obvious at first, but it will be, and then you will realize how illogical it is, and how bad it is, and how bad it is for the people around you. A life without prejudice is a beautiful life. But a beautiful life will never happen if you allow prejudice to be part of it. Discrimination Barriers.

"Out of all the prejudice people that I have ever known in my life, I notice one particular thing about them, they were always the most miserable people I knew. Even though I did see them experience happiness, it was never for long."

Selfish - Self Interest - Me, Me, Me

Selfishness is being concerned chiefly or only with yourself, and your advantage to the exclusion of others. Denoting the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self-interest or self concern.

Self-Interest is taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others. Concerned with mostly your own interests and welfare and not for others. Self Interest is a normal response. It's just when self interest is used as an excuse to be be greedy and criminally negligent. Self interest is not about being a scumbag to other people. Self interest is being aware of your needs, not what you want.

Narrow Minded - Conservatives - Privileged - Ego - Bias - Game Theory - Zero Sum Game - Externalization - Competition

Parasite is an animal or plant that obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting the host or killing the host. Lives in or on a host another animal or plant.

Profit - Kickbacks - Bribes

What's In It For Me is to ask someone, "what will I gain from this action, activity or situation? I just don't want to do something because it's good thing to do and that it's beneficial for other people, I also want to benefit from it. I actually I don't care how it helps other people, just as long as I get a piece of the action." (WIIFM).

Multipolar Traps emerge when self-interests conflict with collective well-being, leading to detrimental outcomes. To break free, we need to prioritize collaboration, long-term thinking, and shared goals, working across sectors and nations. Complex challenges that connect seemingly unrelated problems.

Enlightened Self-Interest is a philosophy which states that acting to further the interests of others also serves one's own self-interest.

Satanism is a philosophy based on individualism and self-preservation.

Absolute idealism - Condescension - Apathy

Narcissism an unhealthy self-absorption due to a disturbance in the sense of self.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings. People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of situations.

Can Narcissists Be Empathic? - psp

Individualism is a philosophy stressing the worth of individual selves. A focus on the individual as opposed to society.

is taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.

Dehumanization is someone who acts without compassion towards humans. A behavior or process that undermines individuality of and in others.

Machiavellianism a tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain.

Selling Out is disregarding a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.

Self Love is the regard for one's own happiness or advantage over others. Not to be confused with self-respect or loving your self.

Me Generation is a culture of narcissism among the younger generation. From 1946 to 1964, the baby boomers became ignorant mindless consumers because of our inadequate education system. This poor education caused "self-realization" and "self-fulfillment" to be confused with social responsibility, thus many mistakes were made.

Marx's Theory of Alienation describes the estrangement of people as a consequence of living in a society of stratified social classes. The alienation from the self is a consequence of being a mechanistic part of a social class, the condition of which estranges a person from their humanity.

The World Does Not Revolve Around You.

The World does Not Revolve Around You Selfism a pejorative term referring to any philosophy, doctrine, or tendency that upholds explicitly selfish principles as being desirable. 

Solipsism or egoism is the belief that only one's self exists, or that only the experiences of one's self can be verified.

Anthropocentrism is the belief that human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet (in the sense that they are considered to have a moral status or value higher than that of all other organisms), or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.

Suitheism is the belief in self as a deity. Not the same as pride or over confidence.

The World Does Not Revolve Around YouAbsolute is the belief that "being" itself transcends and comprehends all other beings.

Psychological Egoism the view that humans are always motivated by self-interest. Ego.

Ethical Egoism the ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest.

Rational Egoism is the belief that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one's self-interest.

Hedonism the school of ethics which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good. Epicureanism a philosophical system related to hedonism.

It's extremely important that you love yourself, because the mind and body needs care. But when the love you have for yourself makes other people suffer, or requires other people to make sacrifices, or requires you to steal from other people, then that's not love, that's just a sad excuse for being an a*shole.

Every Man for Himself is a situation in which people do not help each other, and that each person has to take care of himself or herself, or look after yourself and not others. Every man for himself is supposed to have been customarily shouted when a ship was sinking, and means "Each man must save himself from drowning, because nobody else will." Sometimes referred to as the law of the jungle or a dog-eat-dog world. This type of behavior can also be seen as being selfish, greedy, cynical, self-centered, self-​seeking, ungenerous, self-serving, inward-looking and self-absorbed.

"Every man for themselves, but women and children first."

Women and Children First is a code of conduct dating from 1852, whereby the lives of women and children were to be saved first in a life-threatening situation, typically when abandoning a sinking ship, and especially when survival resources such as lifeboats were limited. However, it has no basis in maritime law. As a consequence, 74% of the women and 52% of the children on board were saved, but only 20% of the men.

Male Expendability or male disposability is the idea that society can better cope with the loss of a typical man than with the loss of a typical woman.

People expect others to mirror their own selfishness, generosity. A person's own behavior is the primary driver of how they treat others during brief, zero-sum-game competitions, researchers report. Generous people tend to reward generous behavior and selfish individuals often punish generosity and reward selfishness -- even when it costs them personally. The study found that an individual's own generous or selfish deeds carry more weight than their desire to conform to the attitudes and behaviors of others.

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right means not responding to violence or ignorance with more violence or ignorance of your own. If someone else does something stupid, that doesn't give you the right to repeat that stupidity. You can't blame other people for what you did wrong, or use their behavior as an excuse for your own bad behavior. Just because someone else did a similar wrong or did the same bad thing, that is not a justified reason for you to do it, that is an ignorant excuse. You are responsible for your own actions.

Hypocrisy - Contradictions - Blaming - Denial

Whataboutism describes a propaganda technique that uses the response "What about so and so, if they can be a moron criminal why can't I?" A fallacy which attempts to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position, without directly refuting or disproving the opponent's initial argument. (like when a 4 year old says "Jimmy gets away with everything, why can't I?").

Excuse is a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.. Serve as a reason or cause or justification of. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.

Fessup is to admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error.

Reason is a rational motive for a belief or action. An explanation of the cause of some phenomenon. A justification for something existing or happening.

Explanation is a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.. Thought that makes something comprehensible. The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible.

Revenge is never the answer. Eye for an Eye will leave everyone blind.

Homer Simpson Shoulder Angel and Shoulder Devil Shoulder Angel is when our conscience or common sense represents an angel on one shoulder, while our temptations represents a devil on the other shoulder. So one angle represents the good reasons why or why not to do something, and the other angle represents the devil who plays with your emotions and gives you nothing but stupid excuses and dumb reasons, which are mostly based on your wants and not what you actually need. Humor Angel is the third shoulder angel with a sense of humor who mediates things and offers a third opinion.

Everyone has two separate mental systems, which operate independently of one another. Two Sides of the Brain - Dualism.

Homunculus is a small human being and a fictitious or metaphorical "person" inside our head that controls our actions, and which is often seen to invite an infinite regress of homunculi controlling each other.

Voice of Reason is the person who tries to get the group to adopt decisions using evidence and logic.

Inner Voice - Ear Worm - Rumination

Rule of Three is whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times. (threefold).

What Goes Around Comes Around - Cause and Effect - Consequences - Karma - Reap what you Sow - Bad is Bad - Condescension

Seven social processes that grease the slippery slope of evil. Dehumanization of others. De-individuation of self (anonymity). Diffusion of personal responsibility. Blind Obedience to Authority. Uncritical conformity to group norms. Passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference. Mindlessly taking the first small step. Psych Central.

Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology of Evil (video)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

Lucifer is another word for the devil, though the word has other meanings too.

Lucifer Effect - Understanding how good people turn evil and lose human nature.

Homo-Duplex -- a divided human; the belief that a human being is comprised of an antagonism between (1) the instinctual desires of the human animal (think of the four "Fs" Fight, Flee, Feed, Fornication) and (2) the desire to follow and obey societal pressures (rules, morals, and ethics) to maintain self-control. Emile Durkheim (wiki).

Morality - Good Morals

Morality is the clear distinction of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are known as proper and those that are known to be improper. Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Compassion.

Morals is motivation based on ideas of right and wrong. The significance of a story or event.

Moral Absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are intrinsically right or wrong.

Moral Compass is an inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide. Like the needle of a compass for morally appropriate behavior.

Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles or moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.

Moral Obligation is conducting oneself based on their own set of values.

Moral Development are principles for how individuals ought to treat one another, with respect to justice, others' welfare, and rights.

Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development holds that moral reasoning, the basis for ethical behavior, has six identifiable developmental stages, each more adequate at responding to moral dilemmas than its predecessor. The six stages of moral development are grouped into three levels: pre-conventional morality, conventional morality, and post-conventional morality.

Moral Responsibility is the capability to reflect on your situation, to form intentions about how you will act, and then to carry out that action.

Moral Agency is an individual's ability to make moral judgments based on some notion of right and wrong and to be held accountable for these actions. A moral agent is a being who is capable of acting with reference to right and wrong.

Moral Psychology refers to the study of moral development, moral judgment, moral reasoning, moral sensitivity, moral responsibility, moral motivation, moral identity, moral action, moral diversity, moral character, especially as related to virtue ethics, altruism, psychological egoism, moral luck, moral forecasting, moral emotion, and moral disagreement.

Dignity is the innate right to be valued and respected and to receive ethical treatment.

Virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice, which is having moral weakness.

Arete in moral virtue is excellence of any kind. Excellence is the quality of excelling and possessing good qualities in high degree. An outstanding feature or something in which something or someone excels. Aristotle defines moral virtue as a disposition to behave in the right manner and as a mean between extremes of deficiency and excess, which are vices. We learn moral virtue primarily through habit and practice rather than through reasoning and instruction.

Ethics - Understanding Right from Wrong

Ethics are the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or by a social group. Ethics is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.

Ethical is adhering to accepted standards of social or professional behavior.

Ethical Decision is a decision that generates trust, and indicates responsibility, fairness and caring to an individual. To be ethical, one has to demonstrate respect, and responsibility. Ethical decision-making requires a review of different options, eliminating those with an unethical standpoint, and then choosing the best ethical alternative.

Value in ethics denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics), or to describe the significance of different actions. Value systems are proscriptive and prescriptive beliefs; they affect ethical behavior of a person or are the basis of their intentional activities. Often primary values are strong and secondary values are suitable for changes. What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethical values of the objects it increases, decreases or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" (noun sense). Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of actions or outcomes. As such, values reflect a person's sense of right and wrong or what "ought" to be. "Equal rights for all", "Excellence deserves admiration", and "People should be treated with respect and dignity" are representatives of values. Values tend to influence attitudes and behavior and these types include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (religious, political) values, social values, and aesthetic values. It is debated whether some values that are not clearly physiologically determined, such as altruism, are intrinsic, and whether some, such as acquisitiveness, should be classified as vices or virtues.

Virtue Ethics is an approach that treats virtue and character as the primary subjects of ethics, in contrast to other ethical systems that put consequences of voluntary acts, principles or rules of conduct, or obedience to divine authority in the primary role. Civic Virtue.

Legal Ethics are principles of conduct that members of the legal profession are expected to observe in their practice. They are an outgrowth of the development of the legal profession itself.

Medical Ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values to the practice of clinical medicine and in scientific research. Medical ethics is based on a set of values that professionals can refer to in the case of any confusion or conflict. These values include the respect for autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. Such tenets may allow doctors, care providers, and families to create a treatment plan and work towards the same common goal. It is important to note that these four values are not ranked in order of importance or relevance and that they all encompass values pertaining to medical ethics. However, a conflict may arise leading to the need for hierarchy in an ethical system, such that some moral elements overrule others with the purpose of applying the best moral judgment to a difficult medical situation.

Primum non nocere is a phrase that means "First, Do No Harm".

Principles (intelligence) - Standards (science) - Oaths of Service - Duty of Care - Ethical Robots

Ethical Dilemma is a complex situation that often involves an apparent mental conflict between moral imperatives, in which to obey one would result in transgressing another. Sometimes called ethical paradoxes in moral philosophy, ethical dilemmas are often invoked in an attempt to refute an ethical system or moral code, or to improve it so as to resolve the paradox.

Ethicist is one whose judgment on ethics and ethical codes has come to be trusted by a specific community, and (importantly) is expressed in some way that makes it possible for others to mimic or approximate that judgment. Following the advice of ethicists is one means of acquiring knowledge.

Altruism Ethics is an ethical doctrine that holds that the moral value of an individual's actions depend solely on the impact on other individuals, regardless of the consequences on the individual itself. "An action is morally right if the consequences of that action are more favorable than unfavorable to everyone except the agent." "living for the sake of others. One who holds to either of these ethics is known as an "altruist."

Deontological Ethics is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "Duty-" or "Obligation-" or "rule-" based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty." Deontological ethics is commonly contrasted to consequentialism, virtue ethics, and pragmatic ethics. In this terminology, action is more important than the consequences.

Aristotelian Ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live.

Meta-Ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, statements, attitudes, and judgments. Meta-ethics is one of the four branches of ethics generally recognized by philosophers, the others being descriptive ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics.

Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum.

Ethics and Compliance Needs

Eudaimonia is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, "human flourishing or prosperity" and "blessedness" have been proposed as more accurate translations. It is a central concept in Aristotelian ethics and subsequent Hellenistic philosophy, along with the terms "aretē" (most often translated as "virtue" or "excellence") and "phronesis" (often translated as "practical or ethical wisdom"). In Aristotle's works, eudaimonia (based on older Greek tradition) was used as the term for the highest human good, and so it is the aim of practical philosophy, including ethics and political philosophy, to consider (and also experience) what it really is, and how it can be achieved. Discussion of the links between virtue of character (ēthikē aretē) and happiness (eudaimonia) is one of the central concerns of ancient ethics, and a subject of much disagreement. As a result there are many varieties of eudaimonism.

Sensitivity Training is a form of training with the goal of making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to others.

"If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future."

Accountability - Competence (duty of care) - Work Ethic.

Codes of Conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms and rules and responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party or organization. Related concepts include ethical, honor, moral codes and religious laws.

Ernst & Young admits its employees cheated on ethics exams. Professionals responsible for catching cheating by clients cheated on ethics exams. Many of the employees interviewed during the federal investigation said they knew cheating was a violation of the company's code of conduct but did it anyway because of work commitments or the fact that they couldn't pass training exams after multiple tries. The fine is the largest penalty ever imposed by the SEC on an audit firm. Along with paying the $100 million fine, Ernst & Young has to audit itself and report the findings to the SEC.

Civics - Responsibilities of a Citizen

Civic is relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area.

Civic Character is the capacity and the ability to be a good citizen.

Civic Intelligence is an intelligence that is devoted to addressing public issues or civic issues. The term has been applied to individuals and, more commonly, to collective bodies, like organizations, institutions, or societies. Being active in society and not being passive or corrupt.

Ethics - Civil Rights - Civic Duty - Voting - Community - Principles - Character - Liberal Arts.

Civics is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government. It includes the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens ― as opposed to external factors ― in the operation and oversight of government.

Civic Virtue is the cultivation of habits important for the success of a society. Closely linked to the concept of citizenship, civic virtue is often conceived as the dedication of citizens to the common welfare of each other even at the cost of their individual interests. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. To help other people at all times, On my honor I will do my best, We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably.

Good Citizenship is when one is considered to properly fulfill their role as a citizen. A citizen shall be able and willing to pull their own weight, and that they shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do their fair share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand, and furthermore, that in doing their work they shall show, not only the capacity for sturdy self-help, but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.

Public Good - Civil Conversations

Civic Engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. It can be defined as citizens working together to make a change or difference in the community. Civic engagement includes communities working together in both political and non-political actions. The goal of civic engagement is to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community.

Virginia School District in Fairfax County To Give Students One Day Off Per Year for Civic Engagement that might consist of attending a protest, or lobbying legislators in Washington or Richmond, and also learn the skills that they will need to use throughout their entire life.

Global Civics proposes to understand civics in a global sense as a social contract among all world citizens in an age of interdependence and interaction. The disseminators of the concept define it as the notion that we have certain rights and responsibilities towards each other by the mere fact of being human on Earth.

Civil is not being rude and is marked by satisfactory adherence to social usages and consideration for others by being courteous and polite. Civil also means ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters. Civil law relates to private relations between members of a community, usually non-criminal.

Civility entails treating others with respect and practicing good manners and considering the feelings of other persons, their positions, and their situations. Civility represents self-disciplined behavior and patience with those who may not deserve it. Civility creates behavior that reduces conflict and stress and is void of self-interest. Civility is right behavior that serves as an ethical sentry encouraging the prevention of misconduct and guarding against misconduct.

Civil Society is the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens. Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business. By other authors, "civil society" is used in the sense of the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens, or individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of the government.

Civil Service (social progress)

Social Actions is when an individual takes account of the behavior of others and is thereby oriented in its course.

Character Education describes the teaching of children in a manner that will help them develop variously as moral, civic, good, mannered, behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant or socially acceptable beings.

Character Counts - Character - Character USA - Good Character - Character Ed - Character and Leadership

Leading - Power - Obligation (responsibilities) - Role Model (good example)

Good Samaritan Law offers legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated. The protection is intended to reduce bystanders hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.

I Civics - Civic Education - Teen Gov

Civic Engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.

100 Civics Questions

Crime - Violence - Government Websites

Philanthropy is the love of humanity, in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be human. In this meaning, it involves both the benefactor in their identifying and exercising their values, and the beneficiary in their receipt and benefit from the service or goods provided. A conventional modern definition is "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life.

Charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need, as a humanitarian act.

Why do people give more to individuals then groups?  (Rokia Study) - Volunteering.

Values Education is the process by which people give moral values to others. It can be an activity that can take place in any organization during which people are assisted by others, who may be older, in a position of authority or are more experienced, to make explicit those values underlying their own behavior, to assess the effectiveness of these values and associated behavior for their own and others' long term well-being and to reflect on and acquire other values and behavior which they recognize as being more effective for long term well-being of self and others. There is a difference between literacy and education.

Learn to Be (PDF) - Learning to Be (PDF) - National Training Laboratories

Civic Online Reasoning. Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world.

Human Education - Value Measuring

Civility First Pledge - In order to create communities where everyone is treated with civility and respect, each of us affirms that we will: 1. Value honesty and good will while striving to solve problems. 2. Attempt genuinely to understand the point of view of others. 3. Model civil behavior and language, online as well as in public, by: Being kind while maintaining the right to vigorously disagree. Acting respectfully toward others, including opponents. Listening carefully to those who disagree with us, as well as to supporters. Making only accurate statements when defending a position. Refraining from demonizing adversaries. 4. Encourage others to practice these civil behaviors. 5. Challenge disrespectful behavior, courteously.6. Renew our efforts, if we fail, and forgive others, if they fail.

Public Meetings - Town Meetings

The CCM Civility Pledge signed by the leaders states: “I pledge to build a stronger and more prosperous community by advocating for civil engagement, respecting others and their viewpoints and finding solutions for betterment of my community.”

Moral Qualities every person should have: Understands the interplay of principles and actions. Follows rules that are used as a basis for reasoning or conduct. Can explain the codes of conduct as a set of conventional principles and the expectations we have from each other. Understands why misconduct is wrongful, improper, or unlawful. Avoids being motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one's acts. Understands consequential and knows if the ends justify the means. Can accurately evaluate motivations for actions taken. Understands oaths of service and workplace etiquette. Understands post-conventional morality by identifying the ethical reasoning of morality and by knowing how to make decisions based on rights, values, duties, or principles that are (or could be) universal. Understands the Guides used for determining right and wrong behavior. Understands internalization and how it involves the integration of attitudes, values, standards and the opinions of others into one's own identity or sense of self, without blindly conforming. Has good faith which is being fair and open in human interactions. Sincere, honest intentions or belief, regardless of the outcome of an action. Understands that a Life Stance is what a person accepts as being of ultimate importance. Has an understanding of the acquisition and clarification of personal values that are acceptable by society and culture. Understands that the common good is what is shared and beneficial for all members of a given community, which is achieved by collective action, and active participation in the realm of public service. Knowing the differences between a lie, an error, an opinion and a belief. Has knowledge of moral practices by studying and understanding the personal experiences of others. Has a clear understanding of Pluralism, relativism and absolutism.

"Treat others as you would want others to treat you, and treat yourself the same way"

Choices - Habits

Productive Citizens
are not just smart people who know lots of facts, or people who can reason in abstract and impressive ways. They also have the skills and the mindset necessary for democratic citizenship. In other words, they have civic character. This includes a commitment to the common good, a willingness to enter the public sphere and debate political and ethical issues, and the skills necessary for learning about, intellectually digesting, and responding publicly to societal issues and challenges. (Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz, Professor of Character Education University of Missouri).

“Man has been called a rational being, but rationality is a matter of choice... Man has to be a man–by choice; he has to hold his life as a value–by choice; he has to learn to sustain it–by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and practice his virtues by choice. A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality.” (Atlas Shrugged - (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,013).

"Even if I'm wrong I'm still right, because I'm doing what's right, so how can I be wrong?

"There's a big difference between making a mistake and willful blindness." - Validity.

Responsibility Related Subjects - Individual Responsibility - Social Responsibility - Collective Responsibility - Diffusion of Responsibility - Utilitarianism - Humanism (PDF) - Humanitarian - Automatic and Controlled Process Dissociation (PDF).

Related Subjects - Love - Duty - Priorities - Forgiveness - Patience - Tolerance - Empathy - Understanding - Decision Theory - Validity - Fallacy - Problem Solving - Regrets - Remorse - Ego - Praise.

Other Related Subjects - Awareness - Intelligent Reasoning - Media Literacy - Interpersonal intelligence - Social Knowledge - People Smart - Subjectivity - Objectivity - Reality - Philosophy - Religion - Interest - Activism - Economics - Know Thyself - Self Smart - Introvert - Human Rights - Human Nature - Behavior - Guilt - Regret.

It's not money that's bad, it's the perversion of money that causes problems. It's not Religion that's bad, it's the perversion of Religion that causes problems. It's not Democracy that's bad, it's the perversion of Democracy that causes problems. It's not Politics that's bad, it's the perversion of Politics that causes problems. It's not the Military that's bad, it's the perversion of the Military that causes problems. It's not the Police that's bad, it's the perversion of the Police that causes problems.

Perversion is to manipulate and distort the truth with negative influences. A type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Propaganda.

Civic Nationalism or democratic nationalism or liberal nationalism, is a form of nationalism that adheres to traditional liberal values of freedom, tolerance, equality, individual rights and is not based on ethnocentrism. Civic nationalists often defend the value of national identity by saying that individuals need it as a partial shared aspect of their identity (an upper identity) in order to lead meaningful, autonomous lives and that democratic polities need a national identity to function properly.

Civics - Ethics - Morals - Virtue

Americanism is an articulation of the nation's rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning. values which aim to create a collective American identity. Americanism with multiculturalism, relativism, environmentalism, regulation, and welfarism — in other words, with progressivism.

Cultural Nationalism is nationalism in which the nation is defined by a shared culture and a common language, rather than on the concepts of common ancestry or race.

Composite Nationalism is a concept that argues that the Indian nation is made up of people of diverse cultures, castes, communities, and faiths. The idea teaches that "nationalism cannot be defined by religion in India." While Indian citizens maintain their distinctive religious traditions, they are members of one united Indian nation.

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