Intention and Action 1
In an earlier post I posited that evil was the creation of pain, both intentionally and unintentionally. Unintentionally was minor and intentionally very major. Also, that good was the easing of pain or the absorption of pain without passing it on. From that hypothesis of good and evil being based on pain, I will try to explore areas of life experience. Life has a unlimited potential for action, so it will be impossible for me cover everything. Maybe, I can put forth enough to allow a better interpretation.
There are times when I think that I am the exception. Rules and laws to not apply to me. It could take place in parking my vehicle. Thinking along the lines that even though I can walk just fine, I am getting older, am very tired and have bad knees. Maybe it will be alright for me to park in a handicapped parking spot or a place that is a no parking area. Parking like that seems innocent enough until someone who really needs the handicapped parking shows up and there are no special places for them to park. The no parking area has a reason for that classification. It could be for fire fighters in case of a fire. There's not going to be a fire, which is probably correct until it isn't. I am special so while I am in the store I see something I want and do not have the money to buy. I will put it in my pocket when no one is looking. My money is low. I will take some from the store. I have a gun with me.
It may seem that there is no comparison between parking where I am not supposed to and armed robbery, but both are saying that I am special. I do not have to live by the rules.
I ask myself, “Could I be creating pain for anyone.” In both parking situations I may not be causing pain for people, but I don't know for sure. In shop lifting I may not, but I don't know what the situations are with the employees of the store. I could be causing trouble for one or more of them. If I get caught I have caused pain for the people who care about me. Armed robbery is obvious. The very least I have scared the hell out of some one and I don't know what is going to happen. A person could be shot.
All of the above situations can or will create pain. By doing any of them, I am saying that I am the exception; very special.
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