On Being Human

A discussion on freedom, expression, society, and civilisation.
0
Andrew @timeoutcorner

Yay, someone blocked me because I don't think the USA is the best thing since sliced bread. God I love my job. ^_^

16/09/2011 10:43:25 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner lol..a lot of people "WANT" others to exercise the "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION", but when they do "OTHERS" get offended ..

16/09/2011 10:44:43 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Or, in other words, you have the freedom to express what I expect you to say. ;)

16/09/2011 10:46:03 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner of course you have the right to express..what I see it as..ppl are hot and cold with what they want this leads to chaos

16/09/2011 10:48:37 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Sigh... yes. The freedom of expression run rampant is merely chaos, methinks. Some 'boundaries' help keep things civil. :P

16/09/2011 10:50:12 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia There are always boundaries on 'full freedom'. It's part of being civilised. :)

16/09/2011 10:56:33 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner no..lol..being civilized is knowing you have a brain and can think on your own...it's not about being a puppet to someone

16/09/2011 10:59:12 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner .. who has different ideals about how you are supposed to live eh! If no one likes what I say or do they can close their ears

16/09/2011 10:59:56 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia That's being rational and clear-thinking. The structures which give one those abilities are boundaries. Else we're animals. :)

16/09/2011 11:00:40 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia That's completely agreeable, but many will attempt to stop your lips, not close their ears. Must be prevented; a boundary. :)

16/09/2011 11:02:00 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Certainly. We have codes of behaviour, of right & wrong. Laws, regulations, ethics, morals.

16/09/2011 11:13:57 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia By becoming a functional human being, we are formed & moulded. Hence, boundaries are placed on our actions.

16/09/2011 11:14:27 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia I hope that makes my thoughts clear. :)

16/09/2011 11:14:34 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner but "who" place these boundaries..and what you define what you define as "codes of behavior" is not how other ppl define it

16/09/2011 11:15:43 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Communities place these boundaries by a person growing up within them. It's called socialisation in Anthropology. :)

16/09/2011 11:16:31 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia My ethics are built consciously from the ground up. However, all have at least unconscious ethics of behaviour.

16/09/2011 11:17:00 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner ...we are moulded by who though? someone else..which tells us how we are supposed to live?

16/09/2011 11:17:04 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Yes, very much so. We are social beings, we are formed and moulded by our society. By entire community, not a person/persons.

16/09/2011 11:17:47 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner umm I think I know what it is called...but why do we have to be what others expect us to be? RIGHT when we step out of that..

16/09/2011 11:18:27 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia Ahhh! We don't have to be what others expect in particular. We are, however, generally what we were raised to be.

16/09/2011 11:19:18 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner ...and create our own identity what is that referred too than?..or how are we seen than right?

16/09/2011 11:19:32 WIB
Andrew @timeoutcorner

@Mayssia That is indeed possible, and admirable IMO. It shouldn't be toward the gratification of whims, though. Responsibility needed. :)

16/09/2011 11:20:16 WIB
Mayssia (May) Elajami - Toronto Lawyer @Mayssia

@timeoutcorner NO we are not! I think that our parents raise us to a certain age.. and then we go from there to create or own identity based

16/09/2011 11:22:42 WIB
Load Remaining (35)

Comment

No comments yet. Write yours!