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Brian Anderson

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Do we have a moral imperative to help others?

If one includes others, please define "others". For example, are "others" family, friends, community, city, state, country, or world? Are others the most needy and/or the least powerful such as children or women in a poverty stricken country? When answering, keep in mind our innate ability as humans to self deceive, and answer based on one's current use of time, money, and emotional surplus, if any, rather than words absent of corresponding action.

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    Feb 11 2013: What kind of resposibility ?
    You know, if we know ourselves responsible for other's morality and behavior, and correct them in our way of thinking, first by kind advices and then by violence, soon we will have what is happening in extremist-political countries like where I live, Iran. I mean, some kind of totalitarianism.
    But If you mean the responsibility of caring about the others, and giving them what they want, it depends on yourself, and how much love exist between you and them.
    But as Max, in the movie of "Mary and Max" said, "First love yourself."

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