Today’s daily prompt is called I Walk the Line and it asks;
Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?
This is a bit of a tough one for me.
Everytime I think I have a code worked out, or my views on politics, or my views on ethics, I tend read or learn something that makes me question and reevaluate them all over again.
Not that that is a bad thing. I think it’s a good thing. I think it’s bad that people rigidly stick to beliefs, principles, and codes no matter what. Those sort of people tend to ignore books, essays, ideas, etc that question or challenge their values and instead only read and listen to things that support what they already believe.
I’ve gone through many phases in my life so far believing different things and valuing different things and each time I learn something new, or I’m exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking I reevaluate them. Sometimes I stick with them thinking that they can stand up to these new ideas, other times I see them as full of holes and not very logical.
About the only code I currently have amounts to ‘don’t be a dick’. It’s surprisingly effective. Hurting people or animals, that’s a dick move. Stealing from people, again that’s a dick move. See it’s simple. And it’s very easy to apply to life. Just stop and think, “will this make me a dick?” If yes, don’t do it, it’s probably not a nice thing to do. Pranks aside of course, although be careful not to them too far.
Hopefully you’ve all learned something today. Come back tomorrow for another important life lesson. Maybe. I dunno, depends on how I feel.