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Difficulties with Virtuous Behaviour

[131] What is, however, if I cannot respect the vis--vis, if I feel resentments? One can respect each person, because it is for us the most marvellous creature on earth. One looks zis vis--vis into the eyes and tries to love it, simply because it is a human.

[132] One forgets ones reservations simply, because one can forgive - in each moment, what ever may have occurred. It is important to develop greatness. Only morally exiguous humans are revengeful. Who is tormented tries to get free in time. I know that this is not possible sometimes because of dependencies.

[133] To be great means also to be strong and to experience resistances. But there one must get through. Resistances can make still stronger. To be great means to be easy-going and to be able to let things actually carom. It means to become wise and to do always the best possible sometime.

[1006] The greatest enemy of man is man zerself: Not only the other one, but also oneself. Therefore, we should first come to terms with ourselves. For this purpose, an analysis of our self-image helps us, but it is equally important to evaluate a feedback of others. If we should seek perfection, we are confronted with the negative sides of life. L is not perfect, so we are not, too.

[1007] We may admittedly refine our negative sides, but we should maintain venial weaknesses. L does not collaborate gladly with strivers and perfectionists. Also we love no ideal people for mistakes humanise. We can learn from them more than if we would go the direct way. Who optimises oneself persistently founders on one's optimisation, since ze always does not see a blind spot.

[1008] However, that does not mean that we are to make mistakes deliberately, but only that we are to allow them. In the programming for example, we rely so far on flawlessness, even if the programs should become still more tolerant. A program itself still has no ethical value, although it may go with high responsibility. To change from fault tolerance to flawlessness and back demands sense of proportion.

[1009] L has, admittedly, high standards, but ze knows life. Ze does not want that the worlds are populated only by saints. Ze has given us deliberately the negative characteristics, because ze owns them, too. L and we can attach, for example, little value to someone, but we should not feel contempt to zer. Someone who deliberately remains way below its best and brings about too often bad is a candidate for contempt. But we should help zer.

[1010] Does somebody block zerself absolutely against better insight and states for this reasons not to approve of, so it is just and equitable to consign zer to zis fate, if ze does harm to nobody with zis behaviour. There are yet borderline cases that do harm a lot, although they are within the framework of legality. These bad guys may be played also at their own game, scilicet now and again unfairly.

[1011] One cannot settle everything amicably, since every living being is poised to presume on the good nature of somebody else, if it can give itself a desired edge. It goes with a fully developed creature, to be able to show also relentlessness and rigidity when it comes to the point. Who does not know and take note of zis metes and bounds must be acquainted with them - if necessary ruggedly.

[1012] So it is imperative in certain situations to obey a command. But do we have the time, because there is no danger in delay, we should think about to what extent the command makes sense. This requires insight into and thinking in larger coherencies. We may deal with ourselves, whether we follow a suicide mission: everybody must answer this for zerself.

[1013] L can demand of us anytime that we die for zer. Ze certainly cannot demand of us that we accede to this request: If we decide with good reasons against it, ze must see zerself how ze enforces zis goal. If ze cannot convince us, we may give L a good dressing down. It is this form of autonomy that ze holds in estimation concerning us and after that we are judged later.

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