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    Default What value do you navigate by?

    What value do you navigate by?

    It appears to me that we sapiens need a “North Star” upon which to fix our voyage. We need a reference point upon which we can focus our attention when trying to determine what of value we can and should do in life.

    Religion, or God, serves as the compass for some people; for others it is nationalism; for others the guiding value is to own as much good stuff as possible; to others it is power; for some it is family; and I guess there are many other such ultimate values.

    I have tried to examine my inner voices to determine just what my primary value is and does it need to be changed. I have determined that, by some turn of events, perhaps completely willy-nilly, my value North Star is life on this planet. My guidance for fixing value is ultimately dependent upon its aiding or hindering life on this planet.

    I often speculate that human life is a hindrance to maximizing the ‘good life’, of all life, on this planet. I often speculate that if all life on this planet were given a vote in this matter that they would throw sapiens overboard.

    What do you think?

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    I navigate by the core values that were taught to me by example, by my parents, and by those that I have assumed on my own as I have matured and lived my own life. Do the right things for the right reasons. Don't let people disrespect you, stand up for yourself and demandfair treatment. Stand up for others that do not have the ability to do so for themselves. Do good in your everyday life, smell the roses along the way, work hard, play hard. Live, love, and forgive. Kill only when necessary.

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    I live for knowledge and love.

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    My "North Star" is integrity. I don't think this is the "North Star", but it certainly is mine. Remaining true to oneself is a constant learning process. Environments (internal as well as external) change, and with those changes new realizations/ideas/goals emerge. Trying to accommodate these things without losing one's identity is a lifelong process, and what I believe is entailed in maintaining one's integrity. Everything else...truth, justice, love, belonging, belief...falls out of this one primary guiding force. Integrity isn't about establishing a set of rules that one needs to by. It's about knowing who we are and building a framework around that core which can be modified to accommodate change.

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    I have no North Star. I navigate the waters based on where the winds take me. I'm lost, but I have enough supplies with me to afford that luxury.

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    ^ what happens when you run out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    ^ what happens when you run out?
    Then I figure out I can breathe underwater and live under the sea.

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    Good plan!

    (I suppose that was a very "J" question)

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    I exist to grow. Experience, soak in everything I possibly can from this impermanent state. I never stop reaching, inward, outward. Learning. My life is driven by passions and curiosity, and have a synergistic effect on one another. Inspiration. Illumination. It's all connected. I seek to find the paths between the dots. Space exploration. Questioning. Searching.
    I am building and rebuilding constantly, reassessing my values based on my perpetually widening scope of the world around and within me.
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    Mine seems to be a mixture of self-actualization and a need to experience all the amazing things I possibly can, whilst realizing the bad will come along with it. To learn, and bring light to others as I can. On a related note, I refuse to do things partly, and have a drive to do whatever I can with the things and people I am involved with. Passivity is not welcome in my life.

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