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I Believe If It Harms None, Do What You Will

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    What Im Learning

    “The education of man is never complete until he dies.” (Robert E. Lee) Control above all; The hand --The tongue--The desire  To prevent harm to others that would arise through your actions: Embrace and control your animal nature.  Never strike...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Aleister Crowley

    Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the Law, Love under Will Not quite related to this group, but Crowley adapted this statement to form the basis of his mystical cosmology Thelema...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Love Is Getting Happy

    Sometimes certain people need healing in certain areas as was the case with me. After having a nervous breakdown and a spiritual experience after a life inventory/examination and forgiving a woman whom I considered to be a "*****" I gave myself permission, with the encouragement...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M May 13, 2011

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    Sometimes - a Very Fine Line

    Doing what you will - it does NOT mean you can disregard the social mores or your personal beliefs. You still have to live with yourself and your decisions because decisions are the only thing that you truly own - they are yours, good or bad.  
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I Love This Quote......

    I love and believe in this quote 100% I truly believe that you must follow your heart and aslong as you are not intentionally harming someone else then you must go for your dreams (whatever they may be) it is a sad fact of human nature that so many people will not do what they...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    Go Right Ahead

    When I was little, my parents started going to church. They were searching spiritually, and they were trying to find a place to fit in. Of course, being so young, I didn't realize. My parents stopped going to church about four years ago because they hate the way Christians...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2012

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    Just Like the Song!

    If it makes you happy, then it can't be that bad." And this is pretty much what this rule means. If it doesn't hurt you or others, then I say GO FOR IT! :-D Live life the way you want and do what makes you happy. That's the way I see it. ;-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2008

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    They however BELIEVE that only if you harm everybody - you can DO EVERYTHING - OTHERWISE YOU ARE NEVER LET.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 18, 2009

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    Cognitive Liberty

    I feel great empowermentt from the very title of this story, the main reason being on account of having an unusual sub/m sexual disposition where I don't fit within either the catagories of heterosexual male or gay *****. But screw it, aside from sexual ...
    PeteK88 PeteK88 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    The Challenge Is to Define Harm.

    A victimless event implies consenting adults. Some would argue that adulthood is vague because the ability to understand the consequences of actions isn't on an age scale. Also, the difference of power comes into play. The mental state is often unknown which increases the...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Free

    Everyone should be free to make there own choices. Everyone has there own beliefs. If know one is hurt than you have the right
    Treelife Treelife 18-21, F Jul 19, 2008

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    Absolutely!

    Actually, I have to qualify this to read "I believe that, unless you maliciously harm someone, do what you will".  That being said, I do not believe that one can always accommodate everybody... sometimes, by making the choices that we need to make for...
    Lizzy22 Lizzy22 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2008

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    Why So Many Restricting Laws

    It seems that laws restricting personal choice are too abundant in UK. I mean if a motorcyclist wants to feel the wind on his face why not allow them to ride with no crash hat. There is danger, of course, but only to themselves. When I rode it was prior to this law and there is...
    urbanhermit urbanhermit 51-55 Sep 26, 2008

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    If It Harms None, It's Ok?

     I want to know how many of you use that to justify inappropriate behavior?   Or, what about not harming others but harming yourself?  Is telling a lie OK when know one is hurt by it?  It harms you in how you feel about yourself. I agree, if...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 9 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    My Life

    Since I was little my dad beat me.My mom never stood up for me but when she did pull my dad off me it was to call me a *****...My dad would throw my against walls,spit in my face and punch me.Only me out of all 7 of us.I used to wonder why.Why my mommy didnt love me?Why I...
    VioletFlower VioletFlower 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    No Harm

    i always belive that if it not hurting anyone and it makes you happy then do it
    metalchick metalchick 31-35, F Jul 19, 2008

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    Self-Regulating

     I've always been disappointed in humanity's need to put faith in others - to hand the reigns over to another human and listen obediently to their will.  Why do we live by the words of other people...are they really any better than we are at deciding how our lives...
    notwhatyouthought notwhatyouthought 22-25, M Apr 28, 2009

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    So True

    I should definitely try to live my life according to this saying. I have to start taking risks and chances to achieve bigger things.
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F Feb 4, 2011

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    ® Ǽ

    All my life I followed this - (this is the most natural of course) - looks like everybody else follows: 1. No FREEDOM. 2. "WE" rule. 3. MAKE CRIME. 4. You can do NOTHING.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    My Creed

    As well as " Love shall be the whole of the law."
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    So True...so True...

    I am not Wiccan but one does not have to be to stand behind this belief. So many religions and governments attempt to dictate people's morality. A person's moral compass is their business and their business alone. So I feel as long as the individual is not harming anyone then...
    Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall 26-30 5 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    Live and Let Live

    im a firm believer in pleaseing myself!, i dont like restrictions i dont like to be told no you cant or yes you can i want to make my own decisions and as long as i dont hurt anyone then its fine.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    Pretty Much My Motto

    I may not necessarily agree with something, but I typically don't mind whatever it is as long as it's not harmful in some manner. That's the only instance where I'd definitely put my foot down in some aspect. I think things would be a lot better if more believed that way.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    Not As Permissive As It Sounds

    "For the good of all, and the harm of none, As I do Will, so be it done." I am sure the other members of this group already know what this means, so this is for the benefit of browsers and the curious. This rhyme, or variations of it, is meant to be a safeguard. ...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Welcome To My Wonderland

    I feel like that character Alice. Traveling a bizarre world, moving forward but going nowhere. Nothing seems real to me ;everything out here is insane but I'm the crazy one here. My mother is like the red queen, my life like celebrating another happy unbirthday and pretending...
    lovelybeing lovelybeing 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    An Important Qualifier

    Yes, I believe if it harms none, do what you will. The tricky part can be assuring the absolute absence of harm. the impulse is often there to help someone out with a problem, overlooking the fact that once you bring your will to bear on another, it's harmful, even if you think...
    bunnymousekitt bunnymousekitt 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    None To Read Right Now

    nothing right now i am looking forward to adding to the story soon you never know what can happen
    firstup firstup 51-55 Mar 26, 2012

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    mitchie102 mitchie102 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Doesn'T Hurt

    I would much prefer it if people stuck to the rule "you can do anything you want as long as it doesn't harm ore hurt anyone or anything." The world would be an easier place! And happier!
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 Jul 2, 2013

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    Just As Long

    Just as long as your not harming people, sacrificing living things, doing things without peoples permission or such you should be aloud to do whatever. =]
    xAndieLovex xAndieLovex 16-17, F Aug 24, 2008

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    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is one of my most cherished and closely held beliefs.
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Really!

    Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone would live by these words? I would never demand that someone else live by my standards, but really, why all the strife over what other people do, what they believe, how they worship, how or who they love? Everyone just wants to be...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M Mar 30, 2013

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    I tried to stop thinking about you, but you popped in my head everyday. I miss you, I miss us. I think about you being happy with me. I remember the feeling of getting to see you...
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    Dear God, Please forgive me of my sins and transgressions. Thank you for my life. Love, heal and bless people who've crossed my path this week providing the same grace to me...
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