Tuesday, February 27, 2007

My Moral Code

From my journal; 10/7/68

Ø    I will not needlessly destroy any living thing.  Like the Hopi, I will take only what I need to live and be grateful.
Ø    I will pay bills on time.
Ø    Be reasonably generous and helpful (or at least give it the old college try!)
Ø    I will try as hard as possible not to infringe on the rights of others and will assert that my rights must not be infringed upon.
Ø    No drinking.  I am not an alcoholic.
Ø    No smoking.  I am not a tobacco addict.
Ø    No needles.  I've never used them and never will.
Ø    No marihuana, LSD, peyote, opiates, heroine, codeine, cocaine, morphine
Ø    No barbiturates
Ø    Amphetamines only for weight loss if required.
Ø    No stealing.  If I find money, I return it if possible (except very small amounts in unreturnable situations.)
Ø    No married men.  I have no respect for marriage as an institution; love is all that counts.  But with married men, someone will get hurt.
Ø    Sex for love or pleasure, but only if no one is likely to be hurt.
Ø    No selling sex.  I never have and I never will.
Ø    No censorship, with the exception of child pornography.
Ø    I will try desperately not to be greedy or overly selfish.

The above is a rendering of my moral code as of this day.  I believe that I am somewhat amoral, but not immoral.  I am sitting alone at a table by a window in the library.  I had better start to study soon.

Note, 2007:  This is not the moral code I adhere to today, or at least, not how I would phrase it.  Maybe I will attempt a more current one at some point.


hpy said...

I think it's not a bad moral code.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Happy! LOL! This was, as you see, from a LONG time ago! I would write it differently now--this is quite blunt, LOL! Parts of it I like an dparts I migth change a little and ther eare things I would add. I'd like to work on a new one. Sometime.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I TAG you, Happy, and anyone else who come to this comment page to write a moral code for themselves. And share it. And let me know.

BerryBird said...

Was it a sign of the times that amphetamines were OK for weight loss? Because somehow I doubt that will be in your updated moral code.

hpy said...

A moral code for me. HAve to think about it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You're absolutely right, Berrybird--I would not take amphetamines for weight control now!

And Happy, if you do do a moral code, let me know. I'll be eager to check it out. :-D

Rrramone said...

Very cool to see your old code and your new one. :-) Great practice!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, Rramone!!! :-D

It's pretty hard work sticking to it though, LOL!