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Moral Practices - Ethical Standards - Right and Wrong Behavior

Morality is knowing how to accurately Calculate the differences between Right and Wrong, and Good and Bad. There are many benefits of being right and good, and there are many negative consequences that are the result of being bad or wrong. The more you understand these differences, the more you will benefit, and the less you will suffer from mistakes. Knowing comes from Learning, and there is a lot to learn, as you can see. This is not about restricting your thoughts or actions, this is about increased Awareness and fully Understanding the differences between what is Logical, and what is illogical.

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Individual Responsibility - Human Rights - Civics (Ethics)

Good, Bad, Right and Wrong can be measured and quantified in many ways. So Morality and Math go hand in hand.

Moral Knowledge helps you to avoid Regret, Guilt, Shame, Remorse, Mistakes, Abuse, Grief, Embarrassment, Crime and Disappointment, just to name a few. Moral knowledge helps to guide you so that you can make good decisions.

Good things come from people when they know better. Bad things come from people when they don't know any better. If everyone knew better then they would not do bad things. Everyone has a right to know better.

People should not be good just because they fear punishment. That doesn't work because people who feel they are above the law will most always commit crimes, and people who don't fear punishment or consider punishment, will also commit crimes. The same thing goes for being good. If people are only good because they seek reward, then people will not be good all the time because they believe that there is no benefit to being good. People will also never fully understand the true impacts of their actions, whether those actions are good or bad. Grateful.

Social Norms are informal understandings that govern the behavior of members of a society. Rules that help guide behavior in a certain situations or environments. They are sometimes collective representations of acceptable group conduct as well as individual perceptions of particular group conduct. They can be viewed as cultural products (including values, customs, and traditions) which represent individuals' basic knowledge of what others do and think that they should do. Respecting someone does not always mean that you're agreeing with someone, you're just waiting for a better time and place to address certain actions and behaviors. Asking questions to better understand behaviors is better then jumping to conclusions on your personal interpretation. Rulemaking is one of the basic systems that humans have for organizing and simplifying actions. But it must be done without risking blind conformity, and without infringing on individuality or freedoms of expressions.

Social Rule System Theory is an attempt to formally approach different kinds of social rule systems in a unified manner. Social rules systems include institutions such as norms, laws, regulations, taboos, customs, and a variety of related concepts and are important in the social sciences and humanities. Social rule system theory is fundamentally an institutionalist approach to the social sciences, both in its placing primacy on institutions and in its use of sets of rules to define concepts in social theory.

Convention as a norm is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.

Honor System is a philosophical way of running a variety of endeavors based on trust, honor, and honesty. Something that operates under the rule of the "honor system" is usually something that does not have strictly enforced rules governing its principles. In British English, it would more often be called a "trust system" and should not be confused with the British honours system. The honor system is also a system granting freedom from customary surveillance (as to students or prisoners) with the understanding that those who are so freed will be bound by their honor to observe regulations (e.g. prison farms are operated under the honor system), and will therefore not abuse the trust placed in them. A person engaged in an honor system has a strong negative concept of breaking or going against it. The negatives may include community shame, loss of status, loss of a personal sense of integrity and pride or in extreme situations, banishment from one's community.

Principles is a rule or standard especially of good behavior. Rule of personal conduct. A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct. A basic truth or law or assumption. A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system. Principle.

Integrity is the qualifications of being Honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In Ethics, integrity is regarded by many as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to Hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

Solemn is being formal and dignified and characterized by deep sincerity. A firm belief in the validity of your opinions.

Formal is being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements. Logically deductive.

Dignity is the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect.

Merit is the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward.

Standard is a basis for comparison and a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.


Respect is being nice to someone in a fair and reasonable way that lets that person or persons know that you care about them and also lets them know that you think they're important and valuable. Respect is listening to people and understanding their rights and their feelings. Respect is having courteous regard for people's feelings. A polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. Respect is a feeling of admiration toward a person, child, non-human animal, group, ideal, or indeed almost any entity or concept, as well as specific actions representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., "I have great respect for her judgment"). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. The opposite of Disrespect, which is another education problem to correct and improve.

Reverence is a feeling of profound respect for someone or something. Ethics - Hero's.

Sacred is something worthy of respect or dedication because it's believed to be holy.

Veneration is a feeling of profound respect for someone or something.

Recognize is to express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for someone. To show approval or appreciation for someone. Recognize also can meant to be fully aware or cognizant of something or someone. To detect and perceive something with the senses.

Considerate is showing concern for the rights and feelings of others.

Consideration is the process of giving careful thought to something. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision. Kind and thoughtful regard for others.

Etiquette are rules governing socially acceptable behavior. Work Place Etiquette.

Code of Conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms, religious rules and responsibilities of, and or proper practices for, an individual and group. Ethics - Codes of conduct is useless if people don't follow them. Codes of conduct are useless when they are outdated and have grey areas that can be exploited.

Politeness is being nice and being fair to others, especially yourself. It's acting in a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage and shows regard for others.

Polite is showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc., Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

Being Nice can be Catchy or Contagious. When you say that someone is rubbing off on you, that means that a certain characteristic or behavior of someone else is now a part of your behavior and your personality. Like if your parent or friend loved reading, then that love of reading might influence you to read more. Or if someone was always kind and thoughtful, then that characteristic might rub off on you and make you more kind and thoughtful.

Behaving is acting with good manners and being in control.

Having Good Manners is a way of acting or behaving so as not to disturb someone or insult someone.

Table Manners is being nice and fair to others while eating.

Propriety is having correct or appropriate behavior.

Humility is the quality of being humble or modest, which is freedom from vanity or conceit; not arrogant or prideful.

Humane is showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement. Marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering. Compassion.

Noblesse Oblige is whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly. Requires the person who holds such status to fulfill social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles. One must act in a fashion that conforms to one's position and with the reputation that one has earned.

Chivalry key features are generosity, fidelity, liberality, and courtesy.

Dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’.

Rta that which is properly/excellently joined; order, rule; truth") is the principle of natural order which regulates and coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it.

Patience - Tolerance - Understanding


Hand Shake Friendliness is a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company. Inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile. Share specific examples of some of the things that people have done for you and how that made a difference in your life.

Affability is a disposition to be friendly and approachable and easy to talk to. Affable is someone who spreads kindness or shows warmth and friendliness.

Look people straight in the eyes and say, “You make the world a better place.”

Salutations is an act of honor or courteous recognition and an acknowledgment or expression of good will, especially on meeting or greeting someone.

Friendship - Being Good

Words that Describe Nice People

Good-Neighborliness is a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors.

Hospitality refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt describes hospitality in the Encyclopédie as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. Hospitality ethics is a discipline that studies this usage of hospitality.

Good - Reliable - Trustworthy

Pashtunwali "the code of life"

Precautionary Principle if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus (that the action or policy is not harmful), the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking an action that may or may not be a risk.

Cordial is being Politely warm and friendly.

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

. They are polite when then can be.
Words like "please" and "thank you" might be technically unnecessary but they're invaluable if you want to be more charismatic. Want to see an example? Watch this video of an extremely polite and apologetic armed robber--especially starting around the 23-second mark--and tell me you don't feel a bit of sympathy for him (even if you still think he needs to go to jail).
2. They acknowledge small favors.
"You're welcome." These two short words communicate much more than "no problem" (or, of course, "yup") when someone thanks you for something. Likable people appreciate being thanked, and they pay it back verbally.
3. They offer meaningful praise.
The key word here is "meaningful." Charismatic people give sincere compliments--never bashful, never obsequious. When someone merits praise, they say so.
4. They express sincere empathy.
They use phrases like, "That must have made you feel proud," or "I can imagine you must feel angry," thus both exploring and validating other people's feelings. (Because here's a little secret: Everybody wants to be understood.)
5. They share useful information.
Some people like to hoard information because they think it makes them more powerful. Don't be that person. Important caveat, however: Truly likable people understand that "information" and "rumors" are not the same thing.
6. They offer to help.
Many of us want to contribute to our society, but we often don't know where to begin. The most charismatic people among us start simply by looking for chances to help--in their families, in their communities, and in the small moments of their day-to-day lives. (Note to America: Hold doors for people coming in behind you!)
7. They speak with justifiable confidence.
They don't boast or brag. But when faced with challenging situations--especially things that affect other people--they're the ones who approach the problem with an air of calmness, curiosity, and confidence. You might hear them saying things like, "Hmmm. I wonder how we're going to solve this."
8. They use names and titles that connote respect.
Charismatic people remember other people's names, and use their titles in circumstances when it makes those people feel good. It takes a long time to earn titles like "doctor" or police officer, for example; why not use them?
9. They express their faith in others.
Four simple words: "I believe in you." My old boss Bob Woodward used to talk about how a few small words of encouragement from Ben Bradlee, his editor at The Washington Post, were all he needed to feel he could succeed as a journalist. That kind of validation from others can inspire achievement--and affection for the person who gives the validation.
10. They remember that they're part of a team.
A sense of camaraderie makes tough situations bearable. Having a sense of humor can even make them fun. Really charismatic people are the ones who say things like, "Hey, we're all in it together" during tough times--and then work hard to achieve the team's goals.
11. They make introductions.
Want to know five of the nicest words anyone can ever say to two people at the same time? "I'd like you to meet...." We're all networkers these days, I suppose, but truly charismatic people are the ones who are out to help others meet still more people--rather than just building their own networks.
12. They take their turn.
Likable people aren't afraid to step up when it's their turn to do something enjoyable, or even to bear the burden of something that isn't so great. In other words, they can take a compliment or be gracious, but they're also the ones who remember when it's their turn to pick up the tab for lunch.
13. They let others make their own decisions.
Truly charismatic people have confidence in their opinions--but they also recognize that other people may legitimately see things differently, and that they have to choose their own paths in life. Moreover, charismatic leaders aren't afraid to delegate, and then to trust others to accomplish what they've asked them to do.
14. They listen--and they want to hear more.
Highly likable people are active and sincere listeners. You can tell them your opinion or a story or ask for their advice, and they respond with questions and verbal cues that suggest they're present in the moment--interested, even. For any of us, our time is our most valuable resource, and yet they're more than willing to give it to you.
15. They take  Responsibility.
When it's their job or their fault, they step up. They take control of the things they're supposed to have control over. It makes sense: Reliable people are often very likable.
16. They voice their support.
We all appreciate people who stand by us and who let us know that they're there. In the military it's called having the other guy's "six"--his backside position. Think of someone who showed you support when you needed it and tell me you didn't think of him or her as highly likable in that moment.
17. They ask, "Why not?"
Likable people are often dreamers, optimists, and doers. RFK put it best: "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"


Happy Face Thumbs Up Kind is having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior. Tolerant and forgiving under provocation. 

Considerate is showing concern for the rights and feelings of others. It's knowledge of cause and effect, and the clear understanding of good and right verses bad and wrong.

Thoughtful is careful thought and acting with or showing good sense by giving close and thoughtful attention. Considerate of the feelings or well-being of others.

Unselfish is disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others. Not greedy or narrow minded.

Generosity is the virtue of not being tied down by concerns about one's possessions. Often it means to provide help to others by giving them an (usually precious) item without thinking twice.

Gift (reciprocate) - Sharing - If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a lot.

Good Samaritan is to give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated. Whistle Blower.

Duty to Rescue is coming to the rescue of another person or group in danger. Duty of Care.

Benevolence is a disposition to do good. An inclination to do kind or charitable acts. An act intending or showing kindness and good will. Buddha.

Philanthropy is the voluntary promotion of human welfare. Phony Philanthropy is when wealthy people fight social problems in a way that doesn't threaten the people at the top. Volunteering (public service).

Charity is to promote public good by being kind and lenient toward people. An activity or gift that benefits the public at large. An institution or foundation created and set up to provide help to the needy. Charity as a practice means the voluntary giving of help to those in need, as a humanitarian act. Charity as a virtue (wiki).

New Changes to Tax Law will make deducting charitable giving from next year's taxes more difficult for taxpayers. The National Council of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C., estimates that charities and nonprofits such as churches, will see big drops in donations in the coming year. The drop in charitable giving could be as much as $20 billion nationwide because more people will take the standard deduction as opposed to itemizing.

The main reason why we have to have charities is because people are allowed to hoard the wealth of citizens. And then they use that money to buy people that helps to protect them from justice. Treating a disease never cures the disease. Greed and corruption murders people every single day. You don't need more charities, you need more educated people who can't be corrupted by money. So you need more education.

Pro-Social Behavior is the voluntary behavior intended to benefit another. Ethics.

Virtue is the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. Any admirable quality or attribute. moral excellence.

Honesty - Grateful

Gold Star for Being Good Do-gooders is doing the right things for people at the right time, which is not always easy. Intentions of a Do-gooder is to help, but they don't always know all the details that surround a particular problem, so helping looks good, but it doesn't solve the problem. Be a do-gooder, but also be a good learner, treat the disease, but don't ever stop working on the cure. And let people know this, you are not just a do-gooder, but you are a problem solver working on the cause, and not just the effect.

Character is the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.

Attributes is a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

Qualities is an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone. A degree or grade of excellence or worth. A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.

Agreeableness is being kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate.

Self-Expression Values are social toleration, life satisfaction, public expression and an aspiration to liberty.


Compassion is a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Caring.

Regard is a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare. A feeling of friendship, admiration and esteem or a feeling of delighted approval and liking. Connect closely and often incriminatingly. Paying particular notice attentively as to children or people in need. Keep in mind or convey as with conviction or an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence.

Consideration is kind and considerate regard for others. The process of giving careful thought to something or someone. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision.

Consolable is being able to be consoled or the action of giving moral or emotional strength to someone or to comfort someone.

Attentive is giving care or thoughtful attention and listening carefully.

Bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who is motivated by great compassion.

Tenderness is warm compassionate feelings. A feeling of concern for the welfare of someone, especially someone defenseless. A tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling. Pleasure.

Tender is someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another. Love and Care.

Gentle showing a kind or tender nature that is quiet and soothing and more favorably inclined to gain the good will of people. Gentle also means to stroke or touch soothingly. Something that is soft and mild and not harsh, stern or severe.

Metta means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.

Beholden is being under a moral obligation to someone. Oaths of Service.

Altruism is the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. The principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. Working Together.

Altruism can be Trained. Mental training can effectively cultivate care, compassion and even altruistically motivated behavior psychologists have shown in a recent study. Learning.

Sympathy is understanding the needs of other people who are suffering, or understanding the needs of other life forms in distress.

Sympathize is to share the feelings of someone and understand the sentiments of someone. Not a sympathizer.

Sentiment is a deep feeling or an emotion of warmth or affection toward a situation, a person or an event.

Commiserates is to feel or express sympathy or compassion.

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position. Theory of Mind - Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test.

Empathize is to be understanding of someone without enabling them or ignoring bad behaviors.

Empathic Intelligence is being able to put yourself in other people’s shoes, or situations, so as to better understand their struggles and behaviors. Being able to walk in someone else's shoes means that you have the ability to understand how far a person has come and how much suffering they had to endure. Understanding a person is the first step to helping them. See the world as they do. You have to imagine having the same fears as someone else does. You have to imagine using the same kind of reasoning as someone else uses. You have to imagine having the same lack of knowledge and information as someone else does. You have to imagine the struggles that a person may experience. Can you help guide someone through their own intervention?

Something is acceptable until it happens to you, and when that something happens to you, then all of a sudden that thing becomes unacceptable and bad. If you can't walk in other peoples shoes, you will eventually wear them whether they like it or not. Why does something become bad and wrong only when it happens to you? It's not bad until it affects me. It's not bad because it only happens to other people is a lie.

Empathizing-Systemizing Theory suggests that people may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions:
empathizing (E) and systemizing (S). It measures a person's strength of interest in empathy (the ability to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions) and a person's strength of interest in systems (in terms of the drive to analyse or construct them).

Empathy Quotient is the ability to feel an appropriate emotion in response to another's emotion and the ability to understand the others' emotion. Listening.

Roots of Empathy is a classroom program that claims to have dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. ROE.

Compersion is the feeling of joy that you get when you see someone else experiencing joy, such as in witnessing a toddler's joy and feeling joy in response. The feeling of joy associated with seeing a loved one love another, which is the opposite or in contrast with jealousy.

Vicarious is the feeling of joy that you get when experiencing someone else's joy, such as when witnessing a toddler's joy and feeling joy in response. Vicarious is a feeling that you experience in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. Social Networks - Fame.

Living Vicariously is living as if through someone else or acting for someone else. Vicariously means that you're experiencing something indirectly, like when your friend's adventure feels like that you were there experiencing the same thing, or when seeing a movie or reading a book you feel like you were there in the story. Vicarious is feeling happy when you see someone do the things that you always wanted to do, and you're so glad to see someone you love have a better life than you.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care: Cleo Wade (video and text)

College Roommates Underestimate each other's Distress, new psychology research shows. College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’ distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others.

Distancing in psychology is seeing ourselves as though we were an outside observer, leads to a more confident and positive response to upcoming stressors than seeing the experience through our own eyes. Distancing describes the process by which psychologists help a person establish their own individuality through understanding their separateness from everything around them. This understanding of one's identity is considered an essential phase in coming to terms with symbols, which in turn forms the foundation for full cognition and language. Recently, work has been done in psychological distancing in terms of development, personality and behavior.

Responsible Behavior Teaching Ideas

If you can't relate to a victim or put yourself in other people shoes, that means you need help too. You are not the only human, or are you the first human or the last human. So what kind of human are you now? You are everything that we are. So which part of life are you focusing on? Everyone gets distracted, but not everyone stays distracted. We have to balance our own personal goals with everyone else's shared goals around us, including the goals our planet Earth. If we don't, we will eventually have no goals at all or anything to live for, not even instinct will save us then.

Conscientiousness is the personality trait of being thorough, careful, or vigilant. Conscientiousness implies a desire to do a task well. Conscientious people are efficient and organized as opposed to easy-going and disorderly. They exhibit a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; they display planned rather than spontaneous behavior; and they are generally organized and dependable. They have a more functional anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) than the average person. It is manifested in characteristic behaviors such as being neat and systematic; also including such elements as carefulness, thoroughness, and deliberation (the tendency to think carefully before acting.) Conscientiousness is one of the five traits of the Five Factor Model of personality and is an aspect of what has traditionally been referred to as having character. Conscientious individuals are generally hard-working and reliable. When taken to an extreme, they may also be "workaholics", perfectionists, and compulsive in their behavior. People who score low on conscientiousness tend to be laid back, less goal-oriented, and less driven by success; they also are more likely to engage in antisocial and criminal behavior.


Right and Good Check MarkGood is that which is pleasing or valuable or useful. Proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard. Positive. Beneficial. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude. Promoting or enhancing well-being. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. Kindness - Friendly.

You can't do everything, but the one thing that you do, you should be good at it, and that thing should also be good and provide something of value. Be good and be good at it. But remember, always be ready to modify your priorities because things change, which means that you too may have to change with it. And sometimes balance is not an option.

Words that describe "Good" (nice words)

Positive is characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty. Progress - Positive Thinking.

Correct is being free from error and in accordance with fact or truth. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
Correct in opinion or judgment. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or agree to a standard. Treat a defect. Correcting is to make right and to adjust a defect to improve it.

Right is something free from error and agreeable to Fact or Truth. Socially right or correct. In conformance with justice or law or morality. Correct in opinion or judgment. In or into a satisfactory condition. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure. Precisely accurate. In an accurate manner. Human Rights. Right is also a direction or side, navigating through what is right and wrong.

Accurate is a fact or truth that can be proven, sometimes using scientific methods and procedures along with calibrated instruments and a peer review by experts for verification or constructive feedback.

Good (relationships)

Benefit is something that aids or promotes well-being.

Aiding is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something. To give help or assistance to someone and to be of service. Money to support a worthy person or cause.

Beneficence is the quality of being kind or helpful to someone and giving generous assistance to someone by doing something good for them.

Better is having or showing good knowledge and skill and aptitude. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. Promoting or enhancing well-being. More excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. Wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable. Superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another. Changed for the better in health or fitness. In excellent physical condition.

OK is an English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment."OK" principally means "adequate" or "acceptable". OK term originated as an abbreviation of orl korrekt, which is a jokey misspelling of 'all correct' that was in the US in the 1830s. The oldest written references result from its use as a slogan by the Democratic party during the American Presidential election of 1840. Their candidate, President Martin Van Buren, was nicknamed 'Old Kinderhook' (after his birthplace in New York State), and his supporters formed the 'OK Club'. This undoubtedly helped to popularize the term (though it did not get President Van Buren re-elected).

Quality is a degree or grade of excellence or worth.

Excellent is very good and of the highest quality. Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance that can be accurately measured.

Superior is high quality or performance or importance.

Uber is something super, extreme or outstanding.

Intelligence - Respect - Etiquette - Friendly

Success - Prosper - Validity - Positive Thinking

Praise (dangers) - Errors

Idealization and Devaluation - Hypocrisy

Acceptable is something satisfactory that meets the requirements needed so that it's adequate for a purpose and approved for usage.

A Path of Least Resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path.

Sophrosyne an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind.

Meliorism progress is a real concept leading to an improvement of the world.

Orenda a spiritual power inherent in people and their environment.

Biocentric Universe sees biology as the central driving science in the universe.

Copasetic means that things are completely satisfactory or in good order.


Reciprocation is an expression of Gratitude and Understanding. It's Giving Thanks and showing Appreciation for the actions of others that you have benefited from by returning the favor so that others will benefit from your actions, thus preserving the cycle of kindness and not breaking this cycle by taking more then you give. This does not just apply to people, but the environment as well.

Reciprocity in social psychology is a social rule that says people should repay, in kind, what another person has provided for them; that is, people give back (reciprocate) the kind of treatment they have received from another.

Reciprocity in social and political philosophy is the expectation that people will respond to each other in similar ways—responding to gifts and kindnesses from others with similar benevolence of their own.

Helping (therapeutic ideas) - Guaranteed Income - Seed Money (funding)

Helping people is not to feel better about yourself, it's to make other people feel better, so that better people can make the world a better place, which in return will find its way back to you making you a better person and making your life better.

Cause and Effect (what goes around comes around)

Reciprocity in cultural anthropology refers to the non-market exchange of goods or labour ranging from direct barter (immediate exchange) to forms of gift exchange where a return is eventually expected (delayed exchange) as in the exchange of birthday gifts.

Reciprocal Altruism is a behavior whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time.

Serial Reciprocity or Pay it Forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. Sharing.

Pay it Forward is when you are the beneficiary of a good deed and then you repay the gift to others instead of to the original person who gave you the gift. Not like those selfish Bank Loans.

Ethic of Reciprocity or the Golden Rule, is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form). One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form). What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form).

Gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment in return. An item is not a gift if that item is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free, but of course nothing is free, everything has some sort of a cost involved. And just because something is free, this is not a measurement of worth or value. Life is gift, but you couldn't say that you got life for nothing. Gift Economy (sharing). A gift can also mean having a natural ability or talent, something that came easy because of previous learned knowledge and skills, along with many hours of practice.

Gift Economy is a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. This contrasts with a barter economy or a market economy, where goods and services are primarily exchanged for value received. Social norms and custom govern gift exchange. Gifts are not given in an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity. Sharing.

Donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause. A donation may take various forms, including cash offering, services, new or used goods including clothing, toys, food, and vehicles. It also may consist of emergency, relief or humanitarian aid items, development aid support, and can also relate to medical care needs as i.e. blood or organs for transplant. Charitable gifts of goods or services are also called gifts in kind. Bribes (lobbying).

Charity is a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals). An activity or gift that benefits the public at large. A kindly and lenient attitude toward people. Humanitarian.

Charitable Organization s a non-profit organization (NPO) whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good). An institution set up to provide help to the needy.

If you have a little, you give a little, if you have a lot, you give a lot.

Generosity - Symbiosis


Gratitude is understanding the value of someone or something that has benefited you, and then showing your appreciation by being thankful for that person and reciprocating if possible. Gratitude is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor, like the garbage man.

Appreciation is understanding the true nature of things and understanding the meaning of life and how much we need to depend on each other and our environment in order to live, learn, love and progress.

Thankful is appreciating other peoples hard work and sacrifices by showing reciprocation in way that lets that person or persons know that you recognize their hard work and effort and that you are aware of the value that they have given to this world and to you.

Thanks is to acknowledge and appreciate someone's actions by expressing gratitude and showing appreciation by saying thanks or thank you, or by doing something nice and positive for that person. Giving thanks to clean water.

Thank you is a common expression of gratitude and a way of being polite to someone.

Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.

Thank you Sun, Thank you Earth, Thank you Life, Thank you for this Daily Bread, Thank you Lord, Thank you God.

Taken for Granted is failing to properly appreciate someone or something, usually because you mistakenly underestimate the value of that person or thing. When you take someone for granted it means that you expect or assume that someone or something will always available for you, and thus you never give enough recognition or thanks to that person, or prepare yourself for the day when that person or thing is no longer available. Condescension.

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth means that you should not judge the value of a gift prematurely or measure quality of something using only a few superficial indicators. Looking at a horses teeth might not tell you everything about the horses health.

Content is being satisfied with things as they are and being comfortable with your situation in life. Somethings in life you cannot change, so you must change yourself. Just as long as you never stop learning and you never confuse being content with conformity, or confuse satisfaction with acceptance.

Having a conscience is important, but if your conscience is not effective in determining right from wrong or good from bad, then your conscience will not benefit you, or benefit anyone else. Conscience is like a system check, it's knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them, it's knowing how to pretend that you are the other person by being able to put yourself in other peoples shoes. You can even recall similar experiences that you had when you were the other person, to get a better idea.

Traditions - 50 Creative ways to Express Gratitude.

"Sometimes people don’t notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them."

Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself.

Balance - Delayed Gratification

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." 

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." - The Lorax

American Humanist Association is the ability and responsibility of human beings to lead personal lives of ethical fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Recipe for Life: A Few Cups of Love. Take one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness; Take one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern. And then mix willingness with happiness, add lots of faith and stir it up well. Then spread it over a span of a life time and serve it to each and every deserving person you meet. ~ Muhammad Ali  “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.

People who are more active and experience more happiness are people that
...Read everyday, compliment others, adapt to changes, forgive others, talk about their ideas, they continuously learn, they accept responsibility. they learn from their mistakes, their grateful for the things they have, they sets goals and make plans.

People who are less active and experience more sadness are people that....watch TV every day, overly criticize, they fear change, they hold grudges, they talk about other people too much, they think they know it all, they blame others for their problems, they believe they are entitled, they never set goals or have plans.

Life Stance - Humanism

Most people know right from wrong and good and bad, but people don't always practice what they preach. People seem to be selective, or, they don't fully understand the facts of the situation. This is another problem we can solve by improving education. Tragedy of the Commons and the Prisoner's Dilemma is a perfect example of people not having enough information and knowledge in order to calculate the best decisions and choices that people have, especially group decisions. Ignorance will always make people more vulnerable to corruption and selfishness. Social Reactions.

Jainism practitioners believe nonviolence and self-control are the means to liberation. The three main principles of Jainism are nonviolence, non-absolutism (anekantavada) and non-possessiveness (aparigraha). Followers of Jainism take 5 major vows: nonviolence, not lying, not stealing (asteya), chastity, and non-attachment. Parasparopagraho Jivanam is the motto of Jainism. Its theological system is termed as transtheistic. Jain Philosophy (wiki).

We know that all Babies are born with an Instinctual Behavior to be Good. But this Biological Nature to be Good is very basic and incomplete, so it can be easily Manipulated. So Good Behavior must be Nurtured and thoroughly educated in order for a young child to fully understand moral concepts and the numerous benefits that come from having good and fair Behavior

Self Smart

Always try to keep your values as close to being logical as humanly possible. Logic is one of the reasons why we are all here. So it makes sense to use logic as much as possible because logic usually works really well. 

Learning Methods

Ben Franklin Effect is when a person who has performed a favor for someone is more likely to do another favor for that person than they would be if they had received a favor from that person. An explanation for this would be that we internalize the reason that we helped them was because we liked them. The opposite case is also believed to be true, namely that we come to hate a person whom we did wrong to. We de-humanize them to justify the bad things we did to them.

Praxeology is the deductive study of human action, based on the notion that humans engage in purposeful behavior, as opposed to reflexive behavior like sneezing and inanimate behavior. According to its theorists, with the action axiom as the starting point, it is possible to draw conclusions about human behavior that are both objective and universal. For example, the notion that humans engage in acts of choice implies that they have preferences, and this must be true for anyone who exhibits intentional behavior.

Merit in Catholicism is to be a property of a good work which entitles the doer to receive a reward.
Merit in Buddhism is a power which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts.
Confucianism is a way of governing, or simply a way of life. Philosophy.

Related Subjects
Love - Duty - Priorities
Forgiveness - Patience - Tolerance - Empathy
Understanding - Decision Theory
Validity - Fallacy
Problem Solving
Regrets - Remorse
Ego - Praise

Dave Meslin: The Antidote to Apathy(youtube) 
Frans De Waal: Do Animals Have Morals (video)
School of Life Channel (youtube)

Learning to Give - Human Basics - Ethical Inquiry

People who take more sometimes give more, which is not giving, it's just feeling guilty because you have taken more then you needed, and now you want to give some back. And people call that generosity? 

Repentance (regret)

"Not taking more then you need is the purest form of giving."

Wrong - Bad

Wrong Way Negative is having the characteristic of something harmful or unpleasant. Involving disadvantage or harm. To suffer or to be susceptible to damage. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. Having no positive features. The occurrence of a change for the worse. The act of damaging something or someone. Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive.

Anger - Profanity

Bad is having undesirable or negative qualities. Below average in quality or performance. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency. Markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior. Characterized by wickedness or immorality. Not working properly. Physically unsound or diseased. Capable of harming. Involving risk or danger. Asshole is another word for bad. But profane words are not recommended.

Bad Apple or Rotten Apple is a bad person or someone who is corrupt, dishonest or untrustworthy, typically one whose behavior is likely to have a detrimental or adverse influence on other people.

Wrong is something that is not correct and not good and not right and not based on fact or truth. Wrong is something that is not appropriate for a particular purpose or occasion. Wrong is an error in judgment that goes against the principles of justice or law. Contrary to conscience or morality or law. Not functioning properly. Based on or acting or judging in error. In an inaccurate manner. Not in accord with established usage or procedure. Characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.

Incompatible is something that is not suitable to your needs and not easy to combine harmoniously. Something that is not correct or proper and incapable of being used.

Fault as a wrong action is bad judgment or ignorance or inattention that makes you responsible for a bad situation or an event. Fault can also mean an imperfection in an object or machine. The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

"The lesser of two evils is still evil." Voting.

Two Wrongs don't Make a Right.

Bad Thumbs Down Not Happy Face Unwarranted is doing something that is incapable of being justified or explained. Without a basis in reason or fact. Lacking justification or authorization. FUBAR.

Atrocity is something that is shockingly cruel and inhumane and extremely wicked involving physical violence or injury.

Amoral is lacking any sense of moral standards or principles.

Heinous is a wrongful act, especially a crime that is utterly odious or wicked.

Detestable is something that is offensive to the mind. Dehumanize.

Despicable is someone that that is morally reprehensible, criminal or vicious. Abusive.

Diabolical is something extremely evil or cruel and comparable to hell. Scumbag.

Demoralizing is destructive and corrupt behavior against another person. Condescending.

Demeaning is to reduce in worth or character of someone, usually verbally. Causing awareness of your shortcomings.

Degrading is something harmful to the mind or morals. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.

Demonize is to make someone into a demon.

Derelict is failing to do what duty requires.

Offensive is to violate, attack or offend.

Offend is to act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Resentment is a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.

Repulsive is something extremely distorted as to be terrifying.

Ruthless is a person without mercy or pity or compassion for others. Cruel.

Repugnant is something extremely distasteful and offensive to the mind. Something that is unacceptable that is in conflict and incompatible with something good and right.

Unscrupulous is someone having or showing no moral principles. Someone who is not honest or not fair.

Disrespectful is showing a lack of respect.

Abomination is an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence. A thing that causes disgust or hatred. Something that is really bad. Synonyms: atrocity, disgrace, horror, obscenity, outrage, evil, crime, monstrosity, anathema, bane.

Devil's Advocate is a person who takes a position he or she does not necessarily agree with in order to manipulate the beliefs of others while distracting people from solving real problems and discussing real issues.

Making Deals with the Devil is when a person offers his or her soul or the lives of others in exchange for diabolical favors.

Spite is feeling a need to see others suffer.

Malice or Malicious is feeling a need to see others suffer. The quality of threatening Evil

Malice aforethought is premeditation or Intention. Knowledge of wrongdoing.

Malice in law is a legal term referring to a party's intention to do injury to another party. Malice is either expressed or implied. Malice is expressed when there is manifested a deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being. Malice is implied when no considerable provocation appears, or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart. Cal. Pen. Code § 188. Malice, in a legal sense, may be inferred from the evidence and imputed to the defendant, depending on the nature of the case. Corrupt Legal System.

Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

Willful Blindness describes a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping himself or herself unaware of facts that would render him or her liable. Pretend not to Know.

Symbol for Hazard and Danger Malevolent is wishing or appearing to wish evil to others. Behavior arising from intense ill will or hatred. Having or exerting a malignant influence.

Wanton is to behave extremely cruelly and brutally without motivation or provocation. To waste time and spend one's time idly or inefficiently. Become unrestrained and extravagant and indulge oneself luxuriously. Lewd is to be crude and offensive.

Delinquent is being guilty of a misdeed.

Guilty is when your are responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act.

Evil is displaying morally objectionable behavior. That which causes harm or destruction or misfortune. Morally bad or wrong. The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice. Having or exerting a malignant influence. Defining the Degrees of Evil - Depravity Standard - Media Literacy.

Sinister is threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces.

Wicked is being morally bad in principle or practice. Having committed unrighteous acts. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality. Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. Premeditated.

Nefarious is extremely wicked. Villainous.

Sadism is a desire to inflict mental or physical harm on others for one's own pleasure or to benefit oneself.

Psychopathy is the lack of empathy and self-control, combined with impulsive behavior.

Ominous is suggesting that something bad is going to happen.

Dishonorable is being deceptive or fraudulent and disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive.

Impropriety is the failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty.

Improper is not suitable or right or appropriate. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention. Not appropriate for a purpose or occasion. Not conforming to accepted rules or standards.

Inappropriate is something not suitable, correct or proper for a particular occasion, condition or purpose.

Indecent is not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society.
Moral Turpitude refers to "an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community".

Infamy is a state of extreme dishonor. Evil fame or public reputation.

Contempt is a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body. Open disrespect for a person or thing.

Flouted is to treat with contemptuous disregard. Laugh at with contempt and derision.

is unacceptable or improper behavior. Bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf. Activity that transgresses moral or civil law. Behave badly. Manage badly or incompetently. Police Misconduct
Gross Misconduct is being drunk or under the influence of any drug while on duty, Illegal drug use or alcohol at work, Fighting, Sexual harassment at workplace, Stealing, Subjecting people to discrimination, Falsifying time records, Falsification of accounts, Negligence, Bribery, Gross insubordination/ disobedience / misappropriation, Conviction of a felony (in some states), Illicit use, Financial Misconduct. Ethics.

Malfeasance is wrongdoing, especially by a public official. Wrongful conduct by a public official. Misfeasance or nonfeasance are types of failure to discharge public obligations existing by common law, custom, or statute. When a contract creates a duty that does not exist at common law, there are three things the parties can do wrong: Nonfeasance is the failure to act where action is required—willfully or in neglect. Misfeasance is the willful inappropriate action or intentional incorrect action or advice. Malfeasance is the willful and intentional action that injures a party.

Provocation is unfriendly behavior that causes Anger or resentment. Something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action. Bully.

Gall is a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will. Being rude and impertinent or improperly forward or bold. Inclined to take liberties or act in a way that is too free and does not show enough respect.

Derogatory is showing a critical or disrespectful attitude. Expressive of low opinion. Tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing. Slander - Profiling.

is causing irritation or annoyance.

Obnoxious is something very unpleasant.

Grotesque is something repulsively ugly or distorted.

Repulsive is something offensive to the mind.

Grisly is something that causes horror or revulsion, terrifying.

Psychologists define the 'Dark Core of Personality'. Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness are all traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality, or just the pure ignorance of an under-educated person.

Machiavellianism is a manipulative, callous attitude and a belief that the ends justify the means.

Moral disengagement is a cognitive processing style that allow behaving unethically without feeling distress.

Crab Mentality is when an ignorant person try's to undermine someone else's success by disrupting their progress because they're envious of the other person and they resent them. A kind of "if I can't have it, neither can you" mentality. Instead of a person trying to be productive themselves, they ignorantly believe that their time and resources is better spent trying to make others less productive so they don't feel so bad about how unproductive they are. Just because their life sucks, they want other peoples life to suck too so that you don't feel alone in being a loser. Making other people fail in order to make themselves feel better about their own failures, which only proves how insane and ignorant they are. Spite.

"Not feeling bad about doing something bad, is really f*cking bad. If you don't know that you are an a*shole, you will never stop being an a*shole. But that's not your fault, and no one is to blame. But now that you know this, the questions are, can you adjust? Can you adapt? Can you give as well as you receive? And, are you willing to learn about things that you may have over looked or perceived as being not important? Will you at least try to understand? You are nothing without people, and people will always be something with or without you. So, are you the thorn or are you the foot? You're the foot, so please stop being an as*hole." Shadow Work is a way Getting to Know Your Darker Half.

"The reasons why so many people are not getting any meaningful work done is because they're too busy maliciously attacking other people and stabbing each other in the back. How about making a difference instead of just adding to everyone's problems."

Words that describe "Bad"

Cruelty is when a person does not care about other people suffering, and sometimes even finds pleasure in inflicting suffering. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept. Cruel way of inflicting suffering may involve violence.

Hate - Domestic Violence - Self Defense

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a person, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.

Violence the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation".

Barbarism is a brutal barbarous savage act. Murderer.

Savage is an uncivilized, cruel and violent person who inflicts pain or suffering.

Sexual Abuse and Violence (sex crimes)

Super Predators would not exist if super predators did not exist at the top, what is above, so is below. People in jail share the same ignorance as the system that put them there. Not everyone knows what a systemic problem is. They might know the meaning or definition of the word, but they can't visualize it or understand it. How can a word be so important yet at the same time be so meaningless? People never see the system as a whole. And they never fully understand all the connections.

Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation. In humans, frustration due to blocked goals can cause aggression. Human aggression can be classified into direct and indirect aggression, whilst the first is characterized by physical or verbal behavior intended to cause harm to someone, the second one is characterized by a behavior intended to harm social relations of an individual or a group.

Intimidation is the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something. Being made to feel afraid or timid. The feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's perceived fame or wealth or status etc..


Hostility is violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked. A form of emotionally charged aggressive behavior. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain on an organism in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer, or compel some action from the victim. Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict pain without a specific intent to do so are not typically considered torture, just a scumbag criminal who didn't know any better because of their ignorance.


Suffering is an experience of unpleasantness and dislike associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual.

Symbol for No Economic Weapons - Monopolies

Criminal - Sanity - Abuse of Power

Sin is any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. To sin has been defined as "to miss the mark"

Racism - Discrimination - Prejudice

Evil and ignorance go hand in hand. There are no intelligent evil people. When you hear people say that a criminal is smart, what they mean to say is that the criminal has gone to school, but failed to learn what's important. Though they are smart in certain subjects, they are not intelligent. They are in fact extremely dangerous because they naively believe that they are smart.

Good is the opposite of Evil, when good prevails, evil is defeated.
Problem of Evil states that just because there is goodness in people, how could there be evil? Evil is not just the absence of goodness, it is the absence of knowledge.

Hell is believed to be a place of torment and punishment in an afterlife. Hell can also be seen as a life filled with suffering and abuse.


Consequentialism is the consequences of one's conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission from acting) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence.

Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, and concern. Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and/or passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical and/or physical life and the world.

Egocentrism is the inability to "put oneself in other peoples' shoes".

Unrepentant is being unremorseful. Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing. Regretting.

Ingrate is a person who shows no gratitude. An ungrateful person.

Scheming is concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest. (astute, defraud or Scam: A fraudulent business scheme).


Taboo is the forbidding of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies. The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to strong prohibitions relating to any area of human activity or custom that is sacred or forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs. "Breaking a taboo" is usually considered objectionable by society in general, not merely a subset of a culture.

Public-Order Crime is a crime which involves acts that interfere with the operations of society and the ability of people to function efficiently", i.e., it is behavior that has been labeled criminal because it is contrary to shared norms, social values, and customs.

"If you have good information and good knowledge you are most likely to do good things."

"If you have bad information and bad knowledge you are most likely to do bad things."

Sisyphus was a king that was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness. His punishment was being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, and then was forced to repeat this action for eternity.

Looking Down on Someone

Condescension is the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior. A communication that indicates Lack of Respect by patronizing the recipient. Lack of affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank.

Patronizing is characteristic of those who treat others with condescension. Bad Jokes.

Despise is to dislike someone or something. Hate - Dehumanizing.

Ridicule is abusive language or behavior towards someone. Hate Speech used to damage the reputation of someone and cause someone to be distrusted or disbelieved, or bring shame or dishonor to someone. Open disrespect for a person or thing.

Contempt is the Lack of Respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. A behavior that perceives a person or a thing to be worthless and not deserving of respect or careful thought or consideration. A disregard for something that should be taken into account. Open disrespect for a person or thing. Contempt can also mean the offense of being disrespectful to a court of law and its officers. Wrong - Bad - Prejudice - Inhibition.

Disrespect is to violate a persons human right to be treated fairly and politely. Being disrespectful is ignoring the facts of a situation and ignoring human standards of morality when communicating with someone or expressing behavior around someone. To be abusive, prejudice or discriminating. Unkind.

Inconsiderate is lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others without proper consideration or reflection.

Blasphemy is the act of Insulting or showing Contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities. Lacking piety or respect for the sacred.

Egoism is an excessive preoccupation with one's own advantage at the expense of others and the community.

Psychological entitlement is a recurring belief that one is better than others and deserves better treatment.

Self-interest is a desire to further and highlight one's own social and financial status.

Narcissism is excessive self-absorption, a sense of superiority, and an extreme need for attention from others.

Spitefulness is a destructiveness and willingness to cause harm to others, even if one harms oneself in the process.

“Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.” Jesse Jackson (wiki)

Talking Heads - Pulled Up (youtube) I was complaining, I was down in the dumps, I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up, Pull me up up up up, up up up up.

You think that you're better then others, or superior to others just because you have more, or have done more, or have gone to better schools? But that doesn't make you better or does it make other people insignificant or worthless. It only makes you a person who has more potential. And potential is not a right to be prejudice or ignorant towards other people, because that would be a waste of potential, and a waste of time. So if you are smarter, then that means you must have learned that condescension is pure prejudice and pure ignorance. Just because other people don't live up to your standards, or haven't benefited from life the same way that you have, does not make other people insignificant or worthless. People are not abusing themselves or struggling on purpose because they're stupid, they do it for the same reasons that you do, because they have not learned enough. Pride is good, but not when pride turns into a form of prejudice and disrespect towards other people. Self-respect is not a reason to disrespect. Respect is a courteous regard for people's feelings, and also, respect is common sense in knowing that being nice to people has lot more benefits that not being nice to people. When you are aware of other people, instead of being weary of or judgmental, then you start seeing people more clearly, and you also start listening more carefully, so you hear more and understand more. Prejudice kills communication, so that means that prejudice is a threat to life. Prejudice is the highest form of ignorance a person can have, it's not only illogical and wrong, it's a form of violence against others, and violence against yourself. If you really believe that your life is special then you would want more people to understand it, and not be victimized by it. And poor people shouldn't feel inferior just because they see other people who have more. One of the mains reasons why we have poor people is not because we have rich people, it's because we have too much ignorance in our world. Money does not buy intelligence, as we can clearly see, and clearly not see. Poor people have fewer opportunities, they have less access to informational services, and a lower quality of educational services. But when people finally become more educated and learn the things that we should be learning, then everyone will live better lives, and no will have to waste time looking up at people, unless that person is a source of inspiration. And no one would have to waste time looking down on people, unless they were helping them up. Confidence.


To be Prejudice is a life sentence of misery, because there will never a day in your life that will go by that you will not experience anger or frustration. This is not to say that you will never be able to laugh or experience happiness, it's just that those moments will always be interrupted by misery. So you see, prejudice is not only stupid, it's bad for your health, and it reduces your quality of life. Even if you become successful, it will not matter, prejudice will ruin your life. And it might not be that obvious at first, but it will be, and then you will realize how illogical it is, and how bad it is, and how bad it is for the people around you. A life without prejudice is a beautiful life. But a beautiful life will never happen if you allow prejudice to be part of it. Discrimination Barriers.

"Out of all the prejudice people that I have ever known in my life, I notice one particular thing about them, they were always the most miserable people I knew. Even though I did see them experience happiness, it was never for long."

Me, Me, Me

Selfishness is being concerned chiefly or only with yourself, and your advantage to the exclusion of others. Denoting the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self-interest or self concern.- Bias.

Self-Interest is taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others. Concerned with mostly your own interests and welfare and not for others. Conservatives.

Narcissism an unhealthy self-absorption due to a disturbance in the sense of self. - Ego.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings. People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of situations.

Individualism is a philosophy stressing the worth of individual selves. A focus on the individual as opposed to society.

is taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.

It's extremely important that you Love yourself, because the mind and body needs care. But when the Love you have for yourself makes other people suffer, or requires other people to make sacrifices, or requires you to steal from other people, then that's not love, that's just a sad excuse for being an a*shole.

Dehumanization is someone who acts without compassion towards humans. A behavior or process that undermines individuality of and in others.

Machiavellianism a tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain. - Profit.

Selling Out is disregarding a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.

Self Love is the regard for one's own happiness or advantage over others. Not to be confused with self-respect or loving your self.

Me Generation is a culture of narcissism among the younger generation. From 1946 to 1964, the baby boomers became ignorant mindless consumers because of our inadequate education system. This poor education caused "self-realization" and "self-fulfillment" to be confused with social responsibility, thus many mistakes were made.

Marx's Theory of Alienation describes the estrangement of people as a consequence of living in a society of stratified social classes. The alienation from the self is a consequence of being a mechanistic part of a social class, the condition of which estranges a person from their humanity.

Selfism a pejorative term referring to any philosophy, doctrine, or tendency that upholds explicitly selfish principles as being desirable. 

Solipsism (sometimes called egoism), the belief that only one's self exists, or that only the experiences of one's self can be verified.

Anthropocentrism is the belief that human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet (in the sense that they are considered to have a moral status or value higher than that of all other organisms), or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.

Suitheism the belief in self as a deity.

Absolute is the belief that "being" itself transcends and comprehends all other beings.

Psychological Egoism the view that humans are always motivated by self-interest. Ego.

Ethical Egoism the ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest.

Rational Egoism is the belief that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one's self-interest.

Satanism a philosophy based on individualism and self-preservation.

Absolute idealism (pretend to know)

Hedonism the school of ethics which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

Epicureanism a philosophical system related to hedonism.

Can Narcissists Be Empathic? - psp

Enlightened Self-interest a philosophy which states that acting to further the interests of others also serves one's own self-interest.

Pride is a feeling of self-respect and personal worth. Satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements. Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measure your self-worth. Not over Confident.

Seven Social Processes that Grease the Slippery Slope of Evil. Psych Central
Mindlessly taking the first small step.
Dehumanization of others.
De-individuation of self (anonymity).
Diffusion of personal responsibility.
Blind Obedience to Authority.
Uncritical conformity to group norms.
Passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference.

Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology of Evil (video)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

Lucifer is another word for the devil, though the word has other meanings too.

Lucifer Effect Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.

Homo-Duplex -- a divided human; the belief that a human being is comprised of an antagonism between (1) the instinctual desires of the human animal (think of the four "Fs" Fight, Flee, Feed, Fornication) and (2) the desire to follow and obey societal pressures (rules, morals, and ethics) to maintain self-control. (see Emile Durkheim).

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right means that using an ignorant excuse to explain why you did something wrong and bad, just because someone else did a similar wrong and bad thing, is not a Justified Reason. Just because someone else did something stupid, that doesn't give you the right to repeat another stupid action. You are Responsible for your own actions. You can't blame others for what you did wrong, or use their behavior as an excuse for .

is to admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error.

is a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.. Serve as a reason or cause or justification of. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning. Denial.

Reason is a rational motive for a belief or action. An explanation of the cause of some phenomenon. A justification for something existing or happening.

Explanation is a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.. Thought that makes something comprehensible. The act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible.

Whataboutism describes a propaganda technique that uses the response "What about so and so?" a fallacy which attempts to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position, without directly refuting or disproving the opponent's initial argument. (like when a 4 year old says "Jimmy gets away with everything, why can't I?").

Revenge is never the answer.

Eye for an Eye will leave everyone blind.

Rule of Three is whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times. (threefold).

What Goes Around Comes Around

Cause and Effect - Consequences

Reap what you Sow (seeds of love)

Bad is Bad

It's not Money that's bad, it's the perversion of Money that causes problems. It's not Religion that's bad, it's the perversion of Religion that causes problems. It's not Democracy that's bad, it's the perversion of Democracy that causes problems. It's not Politics that's bad, it's the perversion of Politics that causes problems. It's not the Military that's bad, it's the perversion of the Military that causes problems.

Perversion is to manipulate and distort the truth with negative influences. A type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Propaganda.

"Even if I'm wrong I'm still right, because I'm doing what's right, so how can I be wrong?

"There's a big difference between making a mistake and Willful Blindness."


"If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future."

Homer Simpson Shoulder Angel and Shoulder Devil

Shoulder Angel is when our conscience (or common sense) represents an angel on one shoulder, while our temptations represents a devil on the other shoulder. So the angle on your shoulder represents the good reasons why or why not to do something, and the Devil represents just your emotions, that are mostly based on what you want, and not what you need. Humor Angel (the third shoulder angel with a sense of humor).


Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper. Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Compassion

Moral Absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are intrinsically right or wrong.

Moral Compass is an inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.

Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.

Moral Obligation is conducting oneself based on their own set of values.

Moral Development are principles for how individuals ought to treat one another, with respect to justice, others' welfare, and rights.

Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development holds that moral reasoning, the basis for ethical behavior, has six identifiable developmental stages, each more adequate at responding to moral dilemmas than its predecessor. The six stages of moral development are grouped into three levels: pre-conventional morality, conventional morality, and post-conventional morality.

Moral Responsibility is the capability to reflect on your situation, to form intentions about how you will act, and then to carry out that action.

Moral Agency is an individual's ability to make moral judgments based on some notion of right and wrong and to be held accountable for these actions. A moral agent is "a being who is capable of acting with reference to right and wrong."
Agency (PDF)

Moral Psychology refer to the study of moral development, moral judgment, moral reasoning, moral sensitivity, moral responsibility, moral motivation, moral identity, moral action, moral development, moral diversity, moral character (especially as related to virtue ethics), altruism, psychological egoism, moral luck, moral forecasting, moral emotion, affective forecasting, and moral disagreement.

Virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice, which is having moral weakness.

Arete in moral virtue is excellence of any kind. Excellence is the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree. An outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels.

Dignity is the innate right to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment.


Ethics is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.

Principles (intelligence) - Standards (science)

Ethical Dilemma is a complex situation that often involves an apparent mental conflict between moral imperatives, in which to obey one would result in transgressing another. Sometimes called ethical paradoxes in moral philosophy, ethical dilemmas are often invoked in an attempt to refute an ethical system or moral code, or to improve it so as to resolve the paradox.

Ethicist is one whose judgment on ethics and ethical codes has come to be trusted by a specific community, and (importantly) is expressed in some way that makes it possible for others to mimic or approximate that judgment. Following the advice of ethicists is one means of acquiring knowledge. Oaths of Service.

Altruism Ethics is an ethical doctrine that holds that the moral value of an individual's actions depend solely on the impact on other individuals, regardless of the consequences on the individual itself. "An action is morally right if the consequences of that action are more favorable than unfavorable to everyone except the agent." "living for the sake of others. One who holds to either of these ethics is known as an "altruist."

Deontological Ethics is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "Duty-" or "Obligation-" or "rule-" based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty." Deontological ethics is commonly contrasted to consequentialism, virtue ethics, and pragmatic ethics. In this terminology, action is more important than the consequences.

Aristotelian Ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live.

Meta-ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, statements, attitudes, and judgments. Meta-ethics is one of the four branches of ethics generally recognized by philosophers, the others being descriptive ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics.

Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum.

Ethics and Compliance Needs

Codes of Conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms and rules and responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party or organization. Related concepts include ethical, honor, moral codes and religious laws.

Sensitivity Training is a form of training with the goal of making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to others.

Accountability - Competence (duty of care) - Work Ethic

Responsibility Related Subjects
Individual Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Collective Responsibility
Diffusion of Responsibility
Humanism (PDF) - Humanitarian
Automatic and Controlled Process Dissociation (PDF)

Civic Character

The Capacity and the Ability to be a Good Citizen.

Civic Intelligence is an "intelligence" that is devoted to addressing public or civic issues. The term has been applied to individuals and, more commonly, to collective bodies, like organizations, institutions, or societies.

Civic Virtue is the cultivation of habits of personal living that are claimed to be important for the success of the community. Closely linked to the concept of citizenship, civic virtue is often conceived as the dedication of citizens to the common welfare of their community even at the cost of their individual interests.

Character USA - Principles - Civil Rights - Power

Civics is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government. It includes the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens ― as opposed to external factors ― in the operation and oversight of government. Civic is relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area.

Civil Society is the "aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens". Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business. By other authors, "civil society" is used in the sense of 1) the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens or 2) individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of the government.

Civic Engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. It can be defined as citizens working together to make a change or difference in the community. Civic engagement includes communities working together in both political and non-political actions. The goal of civic engagement is to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community.

Social Actions is when an individual takes account of the behavior of others and is thereby oriented in its course.

Character Education describes the teaching of children in a manner that will help them develop variously as moral, civic, good, mannered, behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant or socially acceptable beings.

Character Counts - Character
Good Character - Character Ed
Character and Leadership - Leading
Obligation (responsibilities)
Role Model (good example)

Good Samaritan Law offers legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated. The protection is intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.

I Civics
Civic Engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.
100 Civics Questions
Crime - Violence
Government Websites

Philanthropy is the love of humanity, in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be human. In this meaning, it involves both the benefactor in their identifying and exercising their values, and the beneficiary in their receipt and benefit from the service or goods provided. A conventional modern definition is "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life.

Charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need, as a humanitarian act.

Why do people give more to individuals then groups?  (Rokia Study)

Values Education is the process by which people give moral values to others. It can be an activity that can take place in any organisation during which people are assisted by others, who may be older, in a position of authority or are more experienced, to make explicit those values underlying their own behaviour, to assess the effectiveness of these values and associated behaviour for their own and others' long term well-being and to reflect on and acquire other values and behaviour which they recognise as being more effective for long term well-being of self and others. There is a difference between literacy and education.

Learn to Be (PDF)
Learning to Be (PDF)
Human Education - Value Measuring
National Training Laboratories
Charter for Compassion

Moral Qualities
Understands the Interplay of Principles and Actions. Follows rules that are used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
Can explain the Codes of Conduct as a set of conventional principles and the expectations we have from each other.
Understands why Misconduct is wrongful, improper, or unlawful. Avoids being motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one's acts. Consequential, Do the Ends Justify the Means?
Can accurately evaluate motivations for actions taken.
Understands Oaths of Service and Workplace Etiquette.
Understands Post-Conventional Morality by identifying the ethical reasoning of morality and by knowing how to make decisions based on rights, values, duties, or principles that are (or could be) universal.
Understands the Guides used for determining right and wrong behavior. 
Understands Internalization and how it involves the integration of attitudes, values, standards and the opinions of others into one's own identity or sense of self, without blindly conforming.
Has Good Faith which is being fair and open in human interactions. Sincere, honest intentions or belief, regardless of the outcome of an action.
Understands that a Life Stance is what a person accepts as being of ultimate importance.
Has an understanding of the Acquisition and Clarification of Personal Values Acceptable by Society and Culture
Understands that the Common Good is what is shared and beneficial for all members of a given community, which is achieved by collective action, and active participation in the realm of public service.
Knowing the differences between a Lie, an Error, an Opinion and a Belief.
Has Knowledge of Moral Practices by studying and understanding the Personal Experiences of others
Has a clear understanding of Pluralism, Relativism and Absolutism.

"Treat others as you would want others to treat you, and treat yourself the same way"

Related Subjects
Intelligent Reasoning
Media Literacy 
Interpersonal intelligence
Social Knowledge - People Smart
Subjectivity - Objectivity
Reality - Philosophy - Religion
Interest - Activism - Economics
Know Thyself - Self Smart - Introvert
Human Rights - Human Nature - Behavior
Guilt - Regret

Choices in what Direction?
Choices - Habits - Fork in the Road

Productive citizens
are not just smart people who know lots of facts, or people who can reason in abstract and impressive ways. They also have the skills and the mindset necessary for democratic citizenship. In other words, they have civic character. This includes a commitment to the common good, a willingness to enter the public sphere and debate political and ethical issues, and the skills necessary for learning about, intellectually digesting, and responding publicly to societal issues and challenges. (Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz, Professor of Character Education University of Missouri).

“Man has been called a rational being, but rationality is a matter of choice... Man has to be a man–by choice; he has to hold his life as a value–by choice; he has to learn to sustain it–by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and practice his virtues by choice. A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality.” (Atlas Shrugged - (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,013).

The Thinker Man