May You Know Joy, by Robert Gore

Posted by $ straightlinelogic 1 year, 7 months ago to Philosophy
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Could conscience be an instrument not just of morality, but of happiness? Is it possible to regard yourself as evil and at the same time be happy? That question almost answers itself, but many people have a harder time with the idea that one has to regard one’s self as good to be happy. Such regard may be self-delusion, but even that delusion suggests the necessity of moral self-approval, no matter how misplaced, to maintain at least a chimera of self-respect.

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  • Posted by term2 1 year, 7 months ago
    I am thinking that this Christmas season is different. The country is very divided, trump is stymied at every turn, the dems take over the house, the witch hunts will continue until trump is destroyed and a socialist is put in his place.

    It’s time for the federal government to radically shrink and return power to the states. Probably not going to happen peacefully though
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 7 months ago
    Absolutely correct, Robert.
    Why do something, you know very well, will get you in trouble, if only to be hounded by your own conscience.

    The road to redemption, happiness and joy:

    There is a constant fight for control between your pleasure seeking automatic brain and your conscious mind.
    The only path to happiness and the joys of value creation come from your mind through your conscience.

    But it is also important to remember, when you make a mistake, big or small, a conscious man should know, that If this journey, the journey of right, of self control, of wisdom and the creation of values resulting in earned happiness and joy, was to be so damn easy, there would have been no reason for the concept of Forgiveness.

    It must be earned as well.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Robert.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 year, 7 months ago
    Unfortunately, the problem for some people is what they regard as "good". If it is "good" to renounce the person you love in order to please your parents, etc,. then being "good" will not bring you happiness. But the need then is to reconsider what your standard of the good is.
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