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How do you define your moral code? What influences moral codes and how do they affect our communities?

this questions require you to share how you define a moral code,what influences the different moral codes and how is our surrounding being affected both postively and negatively by the way we are choosing to '' live our lives'' .

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    Jul 11 2013: The classic 'do to others what you would want done to you' would be how I would define my communal moral code. But what does that mean? For me, that means celebrating other's right to life and living - to be who they are (sociopaths notwithstanding). Allowing personal freedom to rule the day. Finding beauty and benefit in our differences. Laughing instead of criticizing. But we don't do it, do we? We can't do it. We ridicule others. We find reasons to exclude others. We steal from and usurp each other. We make it 'us vs. them'. And where does this come from? I believe it comes from our own inner insecurities, our inner pain from our upbringing, from our fears of loss and pain, our millenial histories of war and torture and lies that is embedded in our bones so we distrust each other fundamentally. So what, therefore, is a 'moral code'? It is a dream, an agreement we seek (via 'laws') that we will never achieve. Never, that is, until we change who we are, and what is 'us'.

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