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You Don\'t Have To Blow Out My Candle To Make Your\'s Seem Brighter

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Voting closed: March 04, 2010, 10:01:31 AM

Author Topic: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?  (Read 1501 times)

Offline a guest

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Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« on: March 04, 2010, 10:01:31 AM »
Be Honest.

Not just in your "real" life, but here on the forum as well.

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Re: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 10:26:04 AM »
Quote from: "a guest"
Be Honest.

Not just in your "real" life, but here on the forum as well.

Odd question guest, I have seen people who do try to diminish another person's successes just to inflate themselves, but I have never understood that approach.  We should celebrate another person's success and accomplishments as much as we would want our own celebrated, infact more.  We should accept our own with complete humility.
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Re: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 10:35:50 AM »
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We should celebrate another person's success and accomplishments as much as we would want our own celebrated, infact more.  We should accept our own with complete humility.


This is very encouraging Sparky!  Are you starting to lean towards conservatism?  Because liberal progressives behave the exact opposite of the statement you made above!
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Re: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 10:49:46 AM »
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Quote from: "coachsparky"
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We should celebrate another person's success and accomplishments as much as we would want our own celebrated, infact more.  We should accept our own with complete humility.


This is very encouraging Sparky!  Are you starting to lean towards conservatism?  Because liberal progressives behave the exact opposite of the statement you made above!

Your skewed view of the liberal position just makes you believe that.  Liberals celebrate everyones successes.  Trust me, I could kill myself before becoming a selfish greedy conservative.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;  the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Bigotry disguised as religious liberty is still BIGOTRY

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Re: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 04:34:06 PM »
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Be Honest.

Not just in your "real" life, but here on the forum as well.

Odd question guest, I have seen people who do try to diminish another person's successes just to inflate themselves, but I have never understood that approach.  We should celebrate another person's success and accomplishments as much as we would want our own celebrated, infact more.  We should accept our own with complete humility.

I totally agree!

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Re: Does anyone try to live by this philosophy?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 09:05:17 AM »
It is completely the way of life in Junior High and High School.  You only hope that many would mature and grow out of it in life - human nature and it is wrong.
"We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country" - Alexis de Tocqueville