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The Ethics of Friends

The Ethics of Friends: Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong?
            I am an excellent friend and confidant. Are you? Unfortunately, there are so many gray areas concerning perspectives and understandings of friendship that right and wrong become blurred and lost in translation. Ethically, I think there are obvious rules most people go by, such as never cheat, lie to, or steal from a friend.

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Religious scruples

I must admit that I am at the second stage of search for what accounts for my faith. Seriously, much of what we think we know is "borrowed". Our environment very much determines our standpoint on things. We can hardly separate our identities from our spiritual faith. For those who claim to be "free", they too are bound by  "values" or "purpose"; these drive home commitment and actions that proceed from thereon.

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Hidden Gem

Educators are like gem miners. They dig deep into the heart and soul of each student to find the hidden gem inside.

Now imagine yourself entrusted with a precious jewel hidden in a lump of clay. You have no idea of it's value, you just treat the random shaped clay as it's supposed to be. 

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All this technology but nothing works

How to make emotions to the already blank page & but what would happen if a spirit got away.  Would it merge with a machine & become an unclear being that is a cyborg that would just gleam.  Have humans become redundant by an organic mass of machine melted into a chip of tagged hash.  I do hope that the mass does not feel the backlash or anger, resentment or even clash with a hatred for living but will learn to love & be free because examples of life are not on TV.

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Honolulu

          Honolulu literally translates from Hawaiian to English to mean sheltered bay. Located on the South side of the Island of Oahu, Honolulu first became a town when King Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu in the battle of Nu'uanu at the Pali, and afterward they made Waikiki a royal compound. In 1809 they relocated to what is now downtown Honolulu and in 1845 it became the official Capital of Hawaii under King Kamehameha III.

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