Don't indoctrinate children. Instead encourage them to question, to evaluate, and to develop their own ideas. We are born with a wonder for the world and at some point some of us lose that. Is our responsibility to find that wonder again and to encourage our children to ask why?
[Ethics] The ego is our biggest enemy because it separates us from others and generates tribalism, hatred, and envy. The more we focus on empathy and compassion for others, the more we diminish our ego.
Honesty is my religion, my "presupposition." I trust that honesty is best for the universe, even if not always for me. I should be honest with myself first, then with non-violent people. Courage will be required.
Every rule or abitrary commandment should be justified by solid reason. Those proven to be baseless, lack purpose of being as well. Rules should serve as guidelines for societies, not as oppressing tools
I've learned that treating others as I want to be treated may not been what they really want or need; just as having another treat me as they would want to be treated is not necessarily what I need or want.
Entitlement--the belief that you should benefit from rights, institutions, or other benefits you would deny to others--deprives those others of the full participation in the civil systems you construct, disenfranchises others, and leads to harm.