I'm currently going through Bucky's Big Blue Book. The quote I'm questioning was located in the introduction, and the thoughts are my reaction to the quote.

I hope to be able to write down all my thoughts as I study, to log them here just in case a flood or something else equally irritating happens to ruin my hard copy notes. I'm still writing them down, so if they sound disjointed, it's because they are *almost* verbatim to the notes in my journal. :)

There are many paths... )

Thoughts to Take Home...
1. Believe the "Way" to live is to respect any given individual's Life Path* without attempting to change their mind OR convince them that your way is the best/only correct path to follow.
* Exceptions should, I believe, be made when one is abusing power (other people)... but then could not an argument be made that if one is abusing power/other people that they are not really on a "Life" Path? Respect for others and their right to walk their own way should be paramount in any views one has, I believe, but at the same time, does that offer up the opportunity to chide others when they disrespect others in your presence? I think this will be the basis for the next post...

2. If the strongest argument I can come up with against any particular principle is that I am uncomfortable with it based on my upbringing/personal history, perhaps this is a sign that a particular truth has been stumbled upon! Will bear thinking about, because while I do not agree with my upbringing, it is never wise to toss anything completely to the side and do the exact opposite without making certain that whatever it is one is wanting to do fits into other principles one has, or, at the very least, does not violate any of those principles one has already taken to heart.


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