Thaddea Thompson

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What is harm and what causes it?

other than someone telling you so, what is harm or harmful?

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    Mar 14 2013: At the most general level, feeling yourself most important, unfailing, at the center of existence and seeing world colored by that feeling is the harm. Ego causes it.
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      Mar 15 2013: my briefeness is really my way of allowing people to respond in any way they choose, not to get back what i want to hear b/c that would be limiting your freedoom speech. plus I like to hear different reasons why.
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    Gail .

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    Mar 14 2013: Harm - a great question.

    I know that the most horrible thing that has happened to me turned out to be the best thing to happen to me - so in that context, isn't harm really a matter of perspective? --- at least where "self" is concerned.

    At the fulcrum of the life-changing event, I learned that I had been harming myself without even knowing it. Because I was harming myself (because of my worldview), I was causing harm to others without even knowing it(again because of my worldview).

    There are many kinds of harm.
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    Mar 14 2013: Ignorance causes harm. If you knew better, you would not harm self or others.

    Harm is that which diminishes self or others.
  • Mar 14 2013: Harm is like pornography - You know it when you see it.
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    Mar 19 2013: .
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    "Things being a-step-worse for keeping our DNA alive" is or causes "harm".

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    (For details, see the 1st article, point 2(4), at
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
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  • Mar 14 2013: Harm is often just a matter of perspective.

    This Chinese folk-story illustrates the point:
    http://ymaa.com/articles/stories-proverbs/blessing-in-disguise