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.