Moral Practices - Ethical Standards - Right and Wrong Behavior
how to accurately
the differences between
are many benefits
of being right and good, and there are many
that are the result of being bad or wrong. The more you understand these
, the more you will
, and the less you will suffer from
Knowing comes from learning
, and there is a lot to learn as you
can see. This is not about
or actions, this is
about increased awareness
between what is
, and what is
are informal understandings that govern the
members of a society
that help guide behavior in a
or environments. They are sometimes
of acceptable group conduct as well as individual perceptions of
particular group conduct. They can be viewed as
values, customs, and traditions) which represent individuals'
of what others do and think that they should do.
does not always mean that you're
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
humans have for organizing and simplifying actions. But it must be done
without risking blind
, and without infringing
freedoms of expressions
is being usual, typical or
. In accordance with
. Normal in psychology is being approximately average
or within certain limits in intelligence and development. Something
regarded as a normative example. Common
- Human Rights
- Social Values
- Conscience - Compassion
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
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
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.
Rule System Theory
is an attempt to formally approach different kinds
of social rule
systems in a unified manner. Social rules systems include
such as norms, laws
regulations, taboos, customs
, and a variety of related concepts and are
important in the social sciences
. 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
or Unspoken Rules
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.
as a norm is a set of
, stipulated, or generally
, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the
form of a custom.
Church and State
- IndoctrinationSocial Conventions
are those arbitrary rules and norms governing the countless behaviors all
of us engage in every day without necessarily thinking about them.Virtue
the quality of doing what is right
and avoiding what is wrong. Any
or attribute. A particular moral
with respect to sexual relations.
The willingness to right a wrong.
is being motivated by
concern with the alleviation of suffering and having or showing
or benevolence. Showing evidence of
moral and intellectual advancement
is the inherent
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.
is behavior that is based on
accepted standards of morality
. Morally justified,
, especially of
. A rule of personal conduct
. A basic generalization that
is accepted as true
that can be used as a basis for
conduct. A basic truth
or assumption. A rule or
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.
is being formal and dignified and characterized by deep
. A firm
belief in the validity of your opinions.
Walk a Straight and Narrow Path
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
narrowness of the path symbolizes having
Walk the Line
is to maintain an
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
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
. Moral Compass
a person's ability to judge what is right
and act accordingly.
symbolizes a persons principles that are based on their
experiences and everything that they have learned. The compass is a
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
, functioning as a guide like the needle of a
, 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. Morals
- Moral of a Story
is being in accord
with established forms and conventions and
requirements. Logically deductive
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.
is being socially or
conventionally correct and observing accepted standards of sexual mores in
speech, behavior or dress. Conforming to and following accepted customs
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
when you are lacking refinement, cultivation or taste.
basis for comparison
against which other things can be evaluated.
Good, Bad, Right and Wrong can be measured
in many ways. So morality and
go hand in hand.
Moral Knowledge helps you to avoid
, just to name a
few. Moral knowledge helps to guide you so that you can make
.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
has a right to know better
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.
People should not be good just because they
doesn't work because people who feel they are
above the law
will most always
, and people
who don't fear punishment or consider punishment, will also
. The same thing goes for being
good. If people are only good because they seek
, 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
is being nice
someone in a fair
way that lets that person or persons know
that you care
about them and also lets them know that
you think they're
. Respect is
to people and
and their feelings. Respect is having courteous regard
for people's feelings. A
expression of desire for someone's welfare.
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
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
of respect. Respect is the opposite of disrespect
And why people are disrespectful is another education problem to correct and improve.
feeling of profound respect for someone or something. An act of showing
respect, especially curtsy. Reverend
someone worthy of adoration or reverence. A title of respect for a
is to have feelings of
respect and reverence, or a polite expression of desire
welfare. Profoundly honored, but not necessarily
is someone worthy of
being treated in a particular way.
Not the same as
or merit or
and being honorable
or admirable. Worthy is having
recognition in some way.
any admirable quality or attribute that would make a person worthy or
deserving. The quality of being particularly
or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or
or some form of
is the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect.
qualifications of being
strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal
choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In
, integrity is regarded by many as the
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.
is the quality of being
humble or modest and free from vanity or conceit
is something worthy of
respect or dedication because it's
believed to be holy
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.Recognize
is to express
for someone. To show approval or
for someone. Recognize also can
meant to be fully aware
or cognizant of
something or someone. To detect and perceive something with the
is the public
of a person's status or merits, achievements
or service. The state or quality of being recognized or
acknowledged. The process of recognizing something or someone by
remembering. Acknowledgement, praise
for something, e.g. having a quality,
producing something, doing something, etc. An acceptance (as of a claim)
as true and valid.
is to declare something to be
or to admit
the existence of truth
and the reality
of something. To
accept something as legally binding and
. To express recognition of the presence or existence
of, or acquaintance with someone. To express obligation, thanks, or
for someone or something. To report the
receipt of something.
think about something
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
something in order to find a
. Focus on something as an example.
rights and feelings of others.
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.
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.
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.
is whoever claims to be noble must conduct
himself nobly. Requires the person who holds such status to fulfill social
responsibilities, particularly in
must act in a fashion that conforms to one's position and with the
reputation that one has earned.
informal and varying code of conduct
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,
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.
is a philosophical way of running a variety of endeavors based
, honor, and honesty
. Something that operates under the
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
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.
is characterized by
socially or conventionally acceptable morals that are deserving of esteem
is not having the need or
the desire to cheat or defraud someone.
Not being deceptive
. Adhering to
ethical and moral principles. Deserving of esteem and respect.
are the rules
that govern socially acceptable
Work Place Etiquette
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
- Civic Character
Code of Conduct
is a set of rules
, religious rules and
and or proper practices for, an individual and group.
- Codes of conduct is useless if people don't
. Codes of conduct are useless when they are outdated and
have grey areas that can be
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
being fair to others
yourself. It's acting in a courteous
manner that respects accepted social
usage and shows regard for others.
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
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.
is acting with good manners and
being in control.
Having Good Manners
way of acting or behaving so as not to disturb someone or insult someone.
being nice and fair to others while eating.
is having propriety or
showing the correct or appropriate behavior in manners and conduct.
is having correct or appropriate behavior.
is behavior that
is suitable, right
and appropriate for a condition,
purpose or occasion. Having all the qualities typical of the thing
Work that Makes a
of the Community
is a prominent member of a community and a
reliable supporter of a community.
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’’.
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.
which is properly/excellently joined; order, rule; truth") is the
of natural order which regulates and
coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it.
another person. Liking another person because you enjoy their
company. Being inclined to help
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
approachable and easy to talk to. Affable
is someone who spreads kindness
or shows warmth and
is a positive feeling of
Look people straight
in the eyes and say, “You make the world a better place.”
is an act of honor or
and an acknowledgment or expression of good will, especially
on meeting or greeting someone.
that Describe Nice People
disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors.
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.
formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.
(especially: courtesy or politeness) or a polite act
or expression. Historically, civility also meant training in the
"the code of life"
is being Politely warm and friendly.
is correct or
appropriate behavior in manners and conduct.
is characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste
in manners and conduct.
17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People
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
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.
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
They speak with
. 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?
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.
They remember that they're part of a
. 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.
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
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
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.
They listen--and they want to hear
. 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.
. 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
. 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
is having and showing a tender and
under provocation. Your
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
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.
Work that Makes a
is disregarding your own
advantages and welfare over those of others. Not greedy or narrow minded.
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.
If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a
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
is to give
and to be of
to someone. To
improve the condition
someone in need. To make it easier for someone to do something by offering
one's services, resources or
. 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
Help! - The Beatles
activity of contributing
the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
is a person who contributes to
the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Being of
is to support and
. Add padding to.
is to give moral or
, aid, or
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
. A thing that bears the
weight of something or keeps it upright or holds it up. Argue or speak in defense
is someone who
acts as assistant. Functioning in a supporting capacity. Furnishing added
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
is a person who gives some form of
to benefit a person, group, organization or
, often gifting
a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to
help a cause
Benefactors are humanitarian leaders
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
is to give reasonable assistance to those
who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in danger, or otherwise
incapacitated. Whistle Blower
- Bystander Effect
Duty to Rescue
is coming to the
person or group in danger.
Duty of Care
is the voluntary behavior intended to benefit another.
is the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.
Any admirable quality or attribute. moral excellence.
is doing the right things for people at the right time,
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.
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
refers to voluntary actions intended to help the
others, with reward regarded or disregarded. It is a type of prosocial
behavior (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 (self-reward). An example of altruism would be anonymously donating
is the inherent complex of
that determines a persons
moral and ethical actions and reactions.
is a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
essential and distinguishing attribute
of something or
someone. A degree or grade of
A characteristic property
that defines the apparent
is being kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate.
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
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
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever
satisfaction, public expression
and an aspiration to
Compassionate - Aware of other Peoples Suffering
is a deep
sympathy for another's suffering. The
quality of understanding the
suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.
response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.
Duty of Care
- 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.
is the act of showing regard for others.
is kind and
for others. The process of giving careful thought to something or
someone. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision.
is something that is on
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.
is being able to be consoled
or the action of giving moral or emotional strength to someone or to
Sanskrit term for anyone who is motivated by great compassion.
is warm compassionate feelings.
A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone, especially someone
defenseless. A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling.
is someone who waits on or tends
to or attends to the needs of another.
kind or tender nature
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.
is a disposition to
and compassion. A sense of propriety and
for others. A feeling of favorable
. Grace can also mean the time allowed for someone to honor an
obligation or to pay a debt. Grace can also mean elegance and
of movement or
. 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
of God. A short prayer of
thanks before a meal.
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
is being under a
Oaths of Service
Training - Teaching Compassion:
- 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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Relationship between Self-compassion
and other-focused concern
among College Undergraduates, Community Adults, and Practicing Meditators.
, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d
give to a good friend.
Self-compassion, empathy, and helping intentions
. What sources of
are perceived helpful by bereaved people and why?
Empirical evidence for the compassionate communities approach.
Charter for Compassion
Sympathy - Understanding Peoples Needs
is understanding the needs of other people who are
suffering, or understanding the needs
of other life forms in distress.
Opposite of Apathy
is to share the feelings of
someone and understand
the sentiments of someone.
Not the same as a sympathizer
is a deep feeling or an
emotion of warmth or affection toward a situation, a person or an event.
is a feeling of
sympathy for someone or something.
is to feel or express
sympathy or compassion.
with an Open
is the quality of unselfish concern for the
of others. The principle or practice
of concern for the
welfare of others. Altruistic
unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
Altruism can be Trained
. Mental training
, compassion and even altruistically motivated behavior psychologists
have shown in a recent study. Learning
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.
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
is the capacity
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
the thoughts, the fears and the pain that someone else may be
experiencing. It's remembering your own similar experience in order to
with someone else's
experience. It's being aware
on a human
level. An expression of loves best qualities
is to be
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
is being able to
put yourself in other
, or situations, so as to better understand their struggles
and behaviors. Being able to walk in someone
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
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
that a person may experience. Can you help guide someone
through their own
Theory of Mind
Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test
- Drugs that
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
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.
is a person
to the feelings and emotions of those around them.
is accustom to something or familiar with something. In
harmony with others.
complex form of psychological inference in which
knowledge, and reasoning are combined to yield
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
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.
comprehensive emotional, intentional/motivational, attentional,
reflective, and behavioral experience of the other. It emerges from shared
emotions, joint attention
awareness, and congruent intentions.
is a kinesthetic
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
by providing a reciprocal
affect and/or resonating response. Body Smart
Something is acceptable until it happens to
, 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.
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
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.
is the ability to feel an appropriate
in response to another's emotion and
the ability to understand the others' emotion.
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.
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
is the feeling of joy that you
get when experiencing someone else's joy
, such as when
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. Social Networks
as if through someone else or
for someone else. Vicariously means that you're
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.
To have empathy is to understand your
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
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
of that character, and
imagine feeling the same emotions of that character. Having empathy makes
better, and it
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
. College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’
distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced
in psychology is seeing ourselves as though we were an
, 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
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.
Responsible Behavior Teaching Ideas
If you can't relate to a
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?
everything that we are
. So which part of life are you focusing on?
Everyone gets distracted
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.
is showing extreme
that is guided by a
and in accordance
with having a conscience
is the personality trait of being
. 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
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
The Science of Empathy
. Empathy plays a critical
and societal role,
enabling sharing of experiences
and desires between individuals and providing an
that promotes pro-social
. This capacity requires an
exquisite interplay of neural networks
and enables us to
perceive the emotions of others
with them emotionally and cognitively, to take in the perspective of
others, and to distinguish between our own and others’ emotions.
show empathy declines during medical training
. Without targeted
, 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
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
, and there is no
place for discrimination
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
I always like to
look at things from a
different point of view
so that I can avoid making
. And I also
like to ask
, this way I can avoid
pretending to know
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
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.
(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,
discovers the virtues of giving and being kind.
The Diary of Anne Frank
indomitable optimistic spirit and ability to find goodness despite
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
(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.
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!
(1982). Chronicles Gandhi’s life from the prejudice he encounters as a
young South African attorney and his cause of passive resistance and
(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!
(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.
Full Length Feature Film, 1963
is an American
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
, 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
is never mentioned on Petticoat Junction or
. 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,
(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!
Episode of a
Women Experiencing Empathy -
Star Trek -
Sacrifice For Another
The Vians observe
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
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
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
. 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.
Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers
Teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces
are more likely to
, 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
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
, or they stopped
. 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
. 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
, and not just thinking that
you care or saying that you care.
Reciprocation - Returning the Favor
is an expression of
actions of others that you have
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
Reciprocity is a process of exchanging things with other people in order
to gain a mutual
. Generalized reciprocity involves exchanges within families or
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
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
in social and political philosophy is the expectation that
people will respond to each other in similar ways—responding to gifts and
from others with similar benevolence
of their own.
in cultural anthropology refers to the non-market exchange
of goods or labour ranging from direct
(immediate exchange) to
forms of gift exchange
where a return is eventually expected (delayed
exchange) as in the exchange of birthday gifts.
when things are reciprocally
and operating as a unit.
(therapeutic ideas) -
Helping people is not to feel better about
, 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.
(what goes around comes around)
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
or Pay it Forward
is an expression for describing
the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the
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
. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction
: One should
treat others as one would like others to
(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
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 ArmstrongDoing one good thing can create
benefits for other things
. 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
again and again. What goes around comes around.
is in our blood, it's what we are made of. Our
is to be good. Our
body is a
. 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.
Gifts - Donations - Charity
present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment in
. An item is not a gift if that item is
one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation
, a gift is meant to be free,
but of course nothing is free, everything has some sort of a
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
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
mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather
without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards
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.
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
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.
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.
is a disposition to do good
. An inclination to do
or charitable acts.
An act intending or showing kindness and good will.
is the voluntary promotion
of human welfare
Philanthropy is when wealthy people fight social problems in a way that
doesn't threaten the people at the top.
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
toward people. An activity or gift that
public at large. An institution or foundation
created and set up to
provide help to the needy
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
. 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.
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
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
). 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
. And then they use that money to
buy people that helps to
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
The Truth Behind Our Billionaire's Generosity "Charitable Donations"
- 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
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.
If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a
Grateful - Gratitude - Giving Thanks
understanding the value
something or someone that has benefited you
and then showing your appreciation by being thankful
for that person and
is the proper, fitting or called-for
response to benefits
or beneficence from a benefactor
, like the garbage man.
is feeling gratitude or showing
gratitude. To Be the cause or source of comfort or pleasure.
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
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.
is to be fully aware
or cognizant of.
Detect with the senses
to be the same. Exhibit
for an antigen
or a substrate.
appreciating other peoples hard work and sacrifices by showing
in way that lets that person or
persons know that you recognize
hard work and
and that you are aware of the
that they have
given to this world and to you.
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
person. Giving thanks to clean
is a common expression of
gratitude and a way of being polite
Too Much Praise
Thank You For Your Service
began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the
and of the preceding year. Prayers of thanks and special
among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.
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
characterized by happiness
and good fortune.
Highly favored or fortunate. Enjoying the bliss of heaven. Blessedness is
a state of supreme happiness.
is a prayer
asking for God's
favor and protection. Grace said before or after a meal.
Count Your Blessings
as a prayer is a thankful phrase
said before a meal or after eating. The act of giving thanks for food and
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
is failing to properly appreciate someone or something,
usually because you mistakenly underestimate the value of that person or
. When you take someone for granted it means that you
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
that you should not judge
of a gift
prematurely or measure
of something using only a few superficial
indicators. Looking at a horses teeth might not tell you everything about
the horses health.Content
with things as they are and being
with your situation
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
Something's in life you
may not be able to change, so you must
. Just as long as you
never stop learning
"Sometimes people don’t notice the things
others do for them until they stop doing them."
50 Creative ways to Express Gratitude
Having a conscience
important, but if your conscience is not effective in
or good from bad, then your
conscience will not benefit you, or benefit anyone else.
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
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.
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." -
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. ~
“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 that
....watch 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.
Most people know right from wrong and good and bad, but people
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
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
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
We know that all
are born with an
to be Good. But this
Biological Nature to be Good
is very basic and incomplete, so it can be easily
. So Good
Behavior must be
thoroughly educated in order for a young child to fully
understand moral concepts and the numerous benefits that come
from having good and fair
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.
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.
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
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.
a way of governing, or simply a way of life. Philosophy
Dave Meslin: The Antidote to Apathy
Frans De Waal: Do Animals Have Morals
School of Life Channel
(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
something that is positive, beneficial,
that is proper
and satisfactory, or to a
. Having or
. Promoting or
for a thing specified. Kind
Words that describe "Good"
(nice words) - Success
- Positive Thinking
is something good involving an
quality of being
An amount greater than zero and something that is not
. Looking on the
. Something characterized
or acceptance or certainty.
free from error
accordance with fact
. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure.
Correct in opinion or judgment. Alter or regulate so as to achieve
agree to a standard. Treat a defect. Correcting is to make right and to
a defect to
something free from
. Socially right or correct. In
conformance with justice or law
Correct in opinion or
. In or into a
satisfactory condition. In accord with accepted standards of
usage or procedure.
Precisely accurate. In an accurate manner.
is also a direction or side
through what is right and wrong.Do Right
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
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
is a fact or truth that can be
proven, sometimes using
and procedures along with
and a peer review by
is something that
or aids well-being
is something that
the quality of having a superior or more favorable position. A benefit
resulting from some event or action.
is the activity of
the fulfillment of a need
furtherance of an effort or
. The work of providing
to someone or
something. To give help
to someone and to
be of service
. Money to
support a worthy person
Work that Makes a
is the quality of being
to someone and
to someone by
doing something good for them. Better
is having or
showing good knowledge and skill and aptitude. Having desirable or
qualities especially those
suitable for a thing specified.
or enhancing well-being
More excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a
greater degree etc.
hence advisable. Superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in
excellence or quality or desirability or
; more highly
skilled than another. Changed for the
better in health
In excellent physical condition
an English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or
" 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 'O
inderhook' (after his birthplace in New
York State), and his supporters formed the 'OK
'. This undoubtedly helped to popularize the term (though it
did not get President Van Buren re-elected).
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.
is a degree of excellence, worth
characteristic property that defines an essential and distinguishing
attribute of something or someone. The
of something as
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
is very good and of the
is a talent or
which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.
It is also used as a standard of
that can be accurately
is high quality or
performance or importance. Uber
something super, extreme or outstanding.
is something very satisfactory or fine. Something extremely good, exactly
right or all right.
(dangers) - Errors
- Idealization and Devaluation
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
think well of
. Something established by authoritative
. To give permission.Approval
is a feeling of liking something or someone good. A message expressing a
or acceptance as satisfactory.
an ideal of excellence of character and soundness
progress is a real concept leading to an
improvement of the world.
a spiritual power inherent in people and their
as the central driving
science in the universe.
things are fine and satisfactory or in
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
be good and also provide something of value. Be
good and be good at it
. But remember, always be ready to modify
because things change, which means that you too may have to change with
it. And sometimes balance
is not an option.
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. 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
. 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
, things that are just, gain their usefulness and
value. Humans are compelled to pursue
, 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
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
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.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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
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
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
, or a result of your
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
So if you're still alive, you better make good.
Good Samaritan Law
Wrong - Bad
is having the characteristic of something
or unpleasant. Involving
or to be
Any physical damage
to the body caused by
or fracture etc. Having no positive features.
The occurrence of a
change for the worse
. The act of
something or someone
. Reckoned in a direction opposite to
that regarded as positive.
is having undesirable or
. Below average in
quality or performance
. That which is below standard
expectations as of ethics or decency. Markedly subnormal in
structure or function
or intelligence or behavior. Characterized
by wickedness or immorality.
Not working properly
unsound or diseased
Capable of harming
. Involving risk or
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
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)
Scumbag is a
contemptible or objectionable
person. A lowlife or a very unpleasant person who has done something
A person with toxic ignorance
is a person of low moral
character with antisocial
. A criminal
or a no-good person
who is a disgraceful, shameful wrongdoer with no empathy
and no conscience
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
is a bad person or someone who is
, dishonest or
, typically one whose behavior is likely to have a
on other people.
is something that is
and not good
and not based on
. 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
. Contrary to
conscience or morality or law
Not functioning properly. Based on or
acting or judging in
. In an inaccurate manner. Not in accord with established usage or procedure.
Characterized by errors;
with a model or
following established rules
. Any harm or injury resulting from a
is something offensive to the
senses or being unpleasantly soiled. Wicked or immoral.
is something that is not
suitable to your needs
not easy to combine harmoniously
Something that is not correct or proper and incapable of being used.
is bad judgment or
that makes you
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.
is to spend or
something without thinking about its impact. To
or carelessly. To use something
inappropriately. To cause extensive destruction or ruin by doing
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
of an estate caused by act
reduce in worth
to the mind or morals.
is doing something that is
incapable of being justified
or explained. Without a basis in reason or
fact. Lacking justification or authorization.
is doing something that is not
needed or justified
is something pointlessness or
unproductive and producing no result or effect.
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
is something that is shockingly
cruel and inhumane
and extremely wicked involving physical
is lacking any sense of
or principles. Immoral
deliberately violating accepted principles
of right and wrong. Not
adhering to ethical or moral principles.
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
pharmacotherapy. Conduct disorder is estimated to affect 51.1 million
people globally as of 2013.
is something immoral or obscene and combined with extraneous
considered to be bad or something that is no good. Something that is
thought to influence evil or something that causes evil. Heinous
is a wrongful act, especially a crime
utterly odious or wicked.Egregious
is something outstandingly bad, shocking or reprehensible in a manner
tending to attract attention
something that is offensive
to the mind.
is someone that that is morally reprehensible, criminal
or vicious. Abusive.
extremely evil or cruel
and comparable to hell.
another person. Condescending
is to reduce in worth or
character of someone, usually verbally. Causing awareness of your
something bad and unfortunate that deserves severe rebuke or censure. Very
poor quality or condition.Demonstrous
react in melodramatic fashion to a merely normal comment, incident, or
impetus; to be overly demonstrative, akin to tantrum. To exhibit
demonistic qualities. Monstrous
shockingly brutal or cruel. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size;
abnormal and hideous.Demonize
is to make someone
into a demon.
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive and
. Departing from the
accepted or proper way; Deviating from a straight course.
is failing to do what
is something causing anger
or annoyance. Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses. Harsh or
To violate, attack
is to act in
disregard of laws
. Strike with
disgust or revulsion. Cause somebody emotional
. Cause to feel resentment
or outrage aroused by some
perceived offense or injustice
is something offensive to the
mind. Abhorrence is hate coupled with disgust. Repugnant.
is something offensive to the
mind and extremely distasteful and unacceptable. Incompatible and in
with what is
known to be good
is something offensive
to the mind and designed to
not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in
polite society. Something offensive to good taste.
is a crime of intentionally showing one's sexual
organs in public in order to be
. 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.
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
is a state of being in which a human is not wearing clothing or
specifically is not covering the genitals.
is something unfortunate or a
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
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.
is someone having or showing
no moral principles. Someone who is not honest or
is showing a lack of
or unsociable speech
or behavior. A
social behaviour lacking in civility
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
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
a person who takes a
position he or she does not necessarily agree with
order to manipulate
the beliefs of others while
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
between a person and Satan, or some
. The person
offers their soul in exchange for
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
.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
. 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
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.
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.
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
, it's more of a demonic possession from being
and sometimes as the result of a
affecting the mind.Underhanded
doing something secretly
Manipulativeness is a
skillful tactic in
influencing or controlling others
to your own advantage.Spite
a need to see others suffer
is feeling a
need to see others suffer
The quality of threatening
. Knowledge of wrongdoing.
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
abandoned and malignant heart. Cal. Pen. Code § 188. Malice, in a
sense, may be inferred from the
evidence and imputed to the defendant, depending on the nature of the
case. Corrupt Legal System
is something beguiling or
misleading but harmful
. Working or
spreading in a hidden and usually
is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction
that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.
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
is wishing or appearing to
wish evil to others
arising from intense ill will or hatred
or exerting a malignant
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
is being guilty
of a misdeed.
is the feeling of a
hostile person. Animosity or bitterness.
Animosity is a feeling of ill will
arousing active hostility.
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
Cold Hearted is someone who
or warmth and is devoid of caring about other people.
Indifference is apathy demonstrated by
an absence of emotional reactions. The
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).
Abuse - Estranged.
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
Ego-Centrism is the inability to
put oneself in other peoples
Psychopathy is the lack of
self-control, combined with
Shallow Effect or
Affect Display is when you show or have little or no emotions or a
condition of reduced emotional reactivity in an individual.
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.
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.
is displaying morally objectionable behavior. That which causes
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
- Media Literacy
or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. Stemming from evil
characteristics or forces.Wicked
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.
is extremely wicked. Villainous.
is a desire to inflict mental or
physical harm on others for one's own pleasure or to benefit oneself.
is suggesting that something bad is
going to happen.
and disposed to
is the failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty.
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
is something not suitable, correct
or proper for
a particular occasion, condition or
is not in keeping with accepted
standards of what is right or proper in polite
refers to "an act or behavior that gravely violates
the sentiment or accepted standard of the community".
is a state of extreme dishonor. Evil
fame or public reputation.
is to treat with contemptuous
disregard. Laugh at with contempt
is unacceptable or
. 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
is being drunk or under the influence of any drug while on
duty, illegal drug use or alcohol at work, fighting,
, Subjecting people
, falsifying time records, falsification of accounts,
insubordination/ disobedience / misappropriation. Conviction of a felony
(in some states), illicit use, financial misconduct.
wrongdoing, especially by a
. Wrongful conduct by a
nonfeasance are types of failure to discharge public
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
. Misfeasance is the willful inappropriate action or
intentional incorrect action or advice. Malfeasance is the willful and
intentional action that injures a party.
is unfriendly behavior that
or resentment. Something that
incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action.
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.
is showing a
attitude. Expressive of low opinion. Tending to
merit or reputation
of a person or thing.
is causing irritation or annoyance.
is something very unpleasant.
offensive to the mind.
Repulsive is something extremely
as to be
something that causes horror or revulsion, terrifying.
Psychologists define the 'Dark Core of Personality'
Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness are all
traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of
, or just the
is when your are responsible for
with a reprehensible act.
is when an ignorant person try's to undermine someone else's success by
disrupting their progress because they're
of the other person and they resent
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.
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."
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"
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
- Self Defense
usage or treatment
of a person, often to
or improperly gain
benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or
, injury, assault, violation,
, unjust practices; crimes,
or other types of aggression.
the intentional use of physical force
or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or
community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting
, maldevelopment, or deprivation".
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.
is an uncivilized, cruel and violent
person who inflicts pain or suffering.
Sexual Abuse and Violence
(sex crimes)Super Predators
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
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
. And they never fully understand all the
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.
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.. Bullying
is violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked. A
form of emotionally charged aggressive
. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for
anger and aggression.
is an experience of unpleasantness and dislike associated with the
perception of harm or threat of harm
in an individual.
Abuse of Power
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"
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
believe that they are smart.
Good is the opposite of Evil
, when good prevails, evil is defeated.Problem
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
is believed to be a place of torment and punishment
afterlife. Hell can also be seen as a life filled with suffering and
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
is concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest.
(astute, defraud or Scam
: A fraudulent
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.
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.
is a feeling of deep and
"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."
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
is the trait of displaying
by patronizing those
. A communication that
indicates lack of respect
by patronizing the recipient.
Lack of affability
differences of position or rank
is characteristic of those who
others with condescension.
is to dislike someone or something.
is to discuss someone or
something in a way that makes them seem less interesting or attractive.
language or behavior towards someone.
damage the reputation
of someone and cause someone to be distrusted or
disbelieved, or bring shame or dishonor to someone.
for a person or thing.
is the lack of
accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. A behavior that
person or a thing to be worthless
and not deserving of
or careful thought or consideration
. A disregard for something
that should be taken into account.
for a person or thing. Contempt can also mean the
offense of being disrespectful
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
is to violate a persons
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
or discriminating. Unkind
is a disrespectful act. A
lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.
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.
is to treat someone or to
speak of someone with contempt.Derision
is treating someone with contempt or contemptuous laughter.
is to laugh at with contempt and
derision. Showing your contempt by derision or contemptuous laughter. The
act of deriding or treating with contempt.
is showing a rude and arrogant
lack of respect.Flout
is to treat
with contemptuous disregard. Laugh at with contempt and derision.
for the rights or feelings of others
without proper consideration
is the act of
or showing contempt
or lack of reverence for any
religion's deity or deities
Lacking piety or respect for the sacred.
is expressing a low
opinion of someone and showing a critical
or disrespectful attitude.
is to express a negative
opinion of someone.Detractor
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
is a recurring
belief that one is better than others
and deserves better treatment.
is a desire to further and
highlight one's own social and financial status.
sense of superiority, and an
extreme need for attention
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
. Abusing vocally and expressing contempt
refers to the personality traits of narcissism,
Machiavellianism, and psychopathy
They are called "dark" because of their malevolent
. 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,
, and a lack
. 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.
is a destructiveness and
willingness to cause harm to others
, even if one harms oneself in the
“Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.”
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
. 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
is being concerned chiefly or only with
, 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.
is taking advantage
of opportunities without regard for the
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
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 -
animal or plant that obtains nourishment from the host
or killing the host. Lives in or on a host another animal or
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). Kickbacks
is a philosophy which states that
acting to further the interests of others also serves one's own
is a philosophy based on
self-preservation. Absolute idealism
(pretend to know).
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
Can Narcissists Be Empathic
is a philosophy
stressing the worth of
. A focus on the
individual as opposed to
is taking advantage of opportunities without regard for
is someone who acts without compassion
towards humans. A behavior or process that undermines
and in others.
a tendency to
disregarding a person's integrity
authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain
, such as money.
is the regard for one's own happiness or advantage
. Not to be confused with self-respect or loving your self.
a culture of narcissism among the younger generation. From 1946 to 1964,
became ignorant mindless consumers because of our inadequate
education system. This poor education caused "self-realization
and "self-fulfillment" to be confused with
many mistakes were made.
Marx's Theory of Alienation
people as a consequence of living in a society of
. The alienation from the self is a consequence of being a
mechanistic part of a
, the condition of which estranges a
person from their humanity.
The World Does Not Revolve Around You
a pejorative term referring to any philosophy,
doctrine, or tendency that upholds explicitly selfish principles as being
or egoism is the belief that only
one's self exists, or that only the experiences of one's self can be
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.
is the belief in self as a deity. Not the same as
is the belief that "being" itself transcends and
comprehends all other beings.
the view that
humans are always motivated by self-interest. Ego
the ethical position that moral agents ought
to do what is in their own self-interest.
is the belief that an action is rational if
and only if it maximizes one's self-interest.
the school of ethics which argues that
is the only
system related to hedonism.
It's extremely important that you
, 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 saying that
states that everyone should look out for his or her best interest, it is
usually a situation in which people do not help each other, and that each
person has to take care of himself or herself. 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
is the idea that society can better cope with the
loss of a typical man than with the loss of a typical woman.
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
for you to do
it, that is an ignorant excuse. You are
that uses the response "What about so and so,
if they can be a moron criminal why can't I
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?").
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
is to admit or acknowledge
a wrongdoing or
is a rational motive for a belief or
action. An explanation
of the cause of some phenomenon. A
existing or happening.Explanation
statement that makes something
by describing the relevant
structure or operation or circumstances etc.. Thought that makes something
comprehensible. The act of explaining; making something plain or
is never the answer.
Eye for an Eye
will leave everyone blind.
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
- ConsequencesReap what you Sow
(seeds of love) - Bad is Bad
Seven Social Processes that Grease the Slippery Slope of Evil
Mindlessly taking the first small step.
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.
Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology of Evil
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
is a person who is vastly different in
moral character from one situation to the next.
is another word for the devil, though the word has
other meanings too.
Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
; the belief that
a human being is comprised of an
between (1) the instinctual desires of the human
of the four "Fs"
Fight, Flee, Feed, Fornication) and (2) the desire to follow and obey
(rules, morals, and
ethics) to maintain self-control
Morality - Good Morals
of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that
are known as proper
and those that are
known to be
. Morality can be a
body of standards
derived from a
code of conduct
particular philosophy, religion, or culture, or it can derive from a
standard that a person believes should be universal.
may also be
specifically synonymous with "goodness
" or "rightness
is motivation based on ideas of right
significance of a story
is an ethical
view that particular actions
are intrinsically right or wrong.
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
aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing
right from wrong. Awareness
quality of being honest
and having strong moral principles; moral
uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to
consistent moral and ethical standards
is conducting oneself based on their own set of
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
is the capability to reflect on your situation, to form
intentions about how you will act, and then to carry out that action.
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
refer to the study of moral development, moral
judgment, moral reasoning, moral sensitivity, moral responsibility,
moral motivation, moral identity, moral action, moral development, moral
diversity, moral character (especially as related to virtue ethics),
altruism, psychological egoism, moral luck, moral forecasting, moral
emotion, affective forecasting, and moral disagreement.
is the innate right to be valued
respected, and to receive ethical treatment.
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
in moral virtue is excellence of any kind. Excellence is the quality of
excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree. An outstanding
feature; something in which something or someone excels. Aristotle defines
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
Ethics - Understanding Right from Wrong
are the principles
that are accepted
by an individual or by a social group.
is a branch of philosophy
that involves systematizing
, defending, and recommending concepts of
is adhering to
of social or
is a decision that generates
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
in ethics denotes the degree of
of some thing
or action, with the aim of determining what actions are
to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics), or to
describe the significance of different actions. Value
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
", "Excellence deserves admiration", and "People should be
treated with respect
" are representatives of values. Values tend to influence
attitudes and behavior and these types include ethical/moral values,
doctrinal/ideological (religious, political) 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.
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.
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
, 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
(intelligence) - Standards
Oaths of Service
- Duty of Care
is a complex situation that often involves
an apparent mental
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
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.
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."
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
"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.
is the attempt to offer a rational
response to the question of how humans should best
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
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
Ethics and Compliance Needs
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
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.
is a form of training with the goal of
making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to
is when our conscience
represents an angel on one
shoulder, while our
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
and dumb reasons, which are mostly based on
your wants and not what you actually
is the third
shoulder angel with a sense of humor who
things and offers a
second opinion.Voice of Reason
the person who tries to get the group to adopt decisions using evidence
and logic. Inner
- Ear Worm
"If you tell the
it becomes a part of your past. If you
, it becomes a part of
care) - Work Ethic
Codes of Conduct
is a set of rules
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
. 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
relating to the duties
of people in relation to their town, city, or
to be a
is an intelligence
addressing public issues
. The term has been applied to individuals and, more commonly,
to collective bodies
, like organizations, institutions, or societies.
in society and not
- Civil Rights
is the study of the theoretical and practical
aspects of citizenship
; 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
is individual and
designed to identify and address issues of public
concern. It can be defined as citizens
to make a change or difference in the community. Civic engagement includes
communities working together in both political and
. The goal of
civic engagement is to address
and promote the quality of the community.
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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.
proposes to understand civics in a global sense as a
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.
is the cultivation of habits of personal living that are claimed to be
for the success of
the community. Closely linked to the concept of citizenship, civic virtue
is often conceived as the dedication of citizens to the common welfare of
their community even at the cost of their individual interests.
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
treating others with respect
and considering the feelings of other persons
, their positions,
and their situations. Civility represents self-disciplined
with those who may not deserve it. Civility creates behavior that
and stress and is void of self-interest
Civility is right behavior
that serves as an ethical
encouraging the prevention of misconduct and guarding against misconduct.
of non-governmental organizations and
institutions that manifest interests
and will of
. 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.
is when an individual takes account of the behavior of others and is
thereby oriented in its course.
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 and Leadership
Good Samaritan Law
offers legal protection to
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.
is individual and
identify and address issues of public concern.
100 Civics Questions
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
, focusing on quality of life.
means the voluntary giving of help
to those in
need, as a humanitarian act
do people give more to individuals then groups?
is the process by which people
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
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: Understands the
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
, improper, or
. Avoids being motivated by premeditated or intentional
purpose or by obstinate indifference
to the consequences of one's acts.
and knows if the ends justify the means. Can
accurately evaluate motivations
for actions taken.
oaths of service
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.
Guides used for determining right
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
which is being fair and open in human
interactions. Sincere, honest intentions or belief, regardless of the
of an action.
Understands that a
is what a person accepts as being of ultimate
. Has an
understanding of the acquisition and clarification of
personal values that are acceptable by
. Understands that the
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
knowledge of moral practices by studying and understanding the
experiences of others
. Has a clear understanding
"Treat others as you would want others to
treat you, and treat yourself
the same way"
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
In other words, they have civic character.
This includes a
commitment to the
, 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.
Marvin W. Berkowitz, Professor of Character Education University
“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.”
- (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
"There's a big difference between
making a mistake
- Individual Responsibility
- Social Responsibility
- Collective Responsibility
- Diffusion of Responsibility
Automatic and Controlled Process Dissociation
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It's not money that's bad
, it's the
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
that causes problems. It's not the Police that's
bad, it's the perversion of
that causes problems.
the truth with negative influences. A type of human
deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal.