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View Poll Results: Do you focus on action or intention more?

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    Senior Member alcea rosea's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldanen View Post
    Which do you focus on more, and why?
    I think it's 50-50 with me.
    (or the fact that I cannot decide on anything )

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    Possible correlation...
    introverts - intentions
    extraverts - actions

    I'm wondering if it's related to which "world" you prefer.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Morality is probably best left to analyzing intentions and not actions or things become nonsensical. Our courts don't put a paranoid schizphrenic to death because it's unclear whether his actions constitute "murder" or.... what? for all we know, he was killing bugs bunny yet again because the hairy bastard just won't leave him alone. It's impossible to judge a mind if you can't even get the smallest grasp on how that mind perceives the world.

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    Action, most definitely. Intention is not measurable or observable.
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Possible correlation...
    introverts - intentions
    extraverts - actions

    I'm wondering if it's related to which "world" you prefer.
    I was wondering that, too.

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    I'm going with intention. While actions can be taken at face value and are therefore much easier to process, they can very often be taken incorrectly, too. Intentions should drive actions, but the same intention can drive different individuals to different actions. Moreover, the same action can have different meanings to each the recipients or observers of that action.

    Actions alone are just too shallow of a judgement.

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    All literal manifested actions originate from thought, or intent.

    So you have to weigh them both and especially be clear on your intent, motivations, reasoning, etc.

    If the original intent is clear and non-shady, at least you're off to a good start.

    If the original intent is muddled and questionable, eesh.
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde

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