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wigginhall

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Re: Utilitarianism.
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2018, 01:52:07 PM »
Yes, that resonates with me.  I  do sometimes stand around calculating possible consequences,  but I also tend to rely on feelings and hunches.  And quite often I have no idea where I'm going, but I've got used to that.   
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Re: Utilitarianism.
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2018, 02:00:43 PM »
Oh I have no clue at all where I am going. I was dating a bloke who used to talk in management-speak when he ran out of things to say. One favourite of his was 'where do you see yourself in five years' time?' Christ, I can't imagine five weeks' time. You just keep going, one foot in front of the other, seeing what comes up.

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Re: Utilitarianism.
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2018, 04:41:37 PM »
Dharma: The path taken - your actions and duties as you are pre-determined and obliged to choose them

Karma: The results of those actions as they reverberate through time and define dharma.

As I perceive them, anyway.   
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Re: Utilitarianism.
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2018, 05:33:51 PM »
If I think something is wrong, my first reaction is one of actually feeling that something is wrong. Whatever it is offends my nature. It might be something where I simply feel disapproval, but, depending on what that'something' is, I might feel disgust, revulsion, sometimes even tainted with fear. I then try to consider the situation and assess it according to my values in as rational way as possible. This may well mean that I have to consider other people's points of view. The end result is something which I would call my moral opinion, however imperfect it might be.
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Re: Utilitarianism.
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2018, 08:06:38 PM »
Dharma: The path taken - your actions and duties as you are pre-determined and obliged to choose them

Karma: The results of those actions as they reverberate through time and define dharma.

As I perceive them, anyway.   
I'm glad to know that I was right - karma is more subtle than bad things happening to bad people, which is how many idiots on the book of faces use it.
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