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Life's Purpose and Value of a Life

Sam Berns with his parents in March 2009, when he was 12 years old by Michael Corthell ''Every human being, for the greater good or the greater ill, contributes something to the world and is important. Not only do our lives have purpose and meaning, but our lives are also inseparably connected. —  with the most important link being the connection to the Universe, our God, and our creator.'' Foreward This article is about life. It focuses on the challenges that we face in life and emphasizes the need to navigate them with resilience and perseverance, despite the cards we are dealt. It also highlights the inherent value of life itself and the potential for redemption, as exemplified by the inspiring words of individuals like Anne Frank and Sam Berns . At the end of this article, you will find a Ted Talk by Sam, who is one of my personal heroes, whose message has inspired me to cultivate kindness, patience, and personal growth in the face of life's challen

ETHICS | The Power of Choice: Veganism or Carnism

by Michael Corthell The choices you will make today could alter the  course of your life  forever -- for both you and the lives around you. From an ethical standpoint, it is now commonly accepted that one individual's right to choose ends at the point where exercising that right does harm to another being (or shared asset such as nation or the Earth.) So, while it might be legal and customary to carelessly kill and eat animals(carnism), it is not ethical.  Being vegan is a choice, so is being a carnist. (See: BEYOND CARNISM ) Life is a series of choices I've put together the top 100 quotes on the subject of life choices, plus this excellent video that makes the argument that if we do not choose wisely, not only will we suffer, but others will suffer as well. “Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make tha

[Choose]...the good

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets At the last, it doesn't matter how hard the choice was to make. What really matters is that you did.

[Cash In/Cash Out] Pay it forward

“Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” ― Bob Marley Money is a tool. Use all tools wisely by following all safety precautions. “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The World Sustained

We can't escape the idea that, in general, people commonly use false moral standards judge their own behavior. Most people seek success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, but at the same time,  to be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a moral disgrace.

Ethical Loyalty

  One of the standout quotes in American history concerning loyalty v. ethics came from the James Comey when President Trump asked Comey for loyalty: “He then said, ‘I need loyalty.’ I replied, ‘You will always get honesty from me.’ He paused and then said, ‘That’s what I want, honest loyalty.’ I paused, and then said, ‘You will get that from me.’ As I wrote in the memo I created immediately after the dinner, it is possible we understood the phrase ‘honest loyalty’ differently, but I decided it wouldn’t be productive to push it further.” The former FBI director made it clear in his statement and during his questioning before the Senate that he did not, nor did he intend, to give Trump the loyalty he wanted.