One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
I like the way these people think.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
— Robert J. Hanlon
However, both stupidity and malice together are the most common. — Me
I am much better off, and a whole lot happier, without her in my life.
I should get my stupidity vaccine updated, shouldn’t I?
This is the tragedy: Consciousness has forced us into the paradoxical position of striving to be unself-conscious of what we are – hunks of spoiling flesh on disintegrating bones.
— Thomas Ligotti
Some valid reasons to interrupt a developer with headphones on:
- The building is on fire.
- The server is on fire.
- The release is on fire.
- The developer is on fire.