As I walk through the path of seeking wisdom, I recite this mandate as one of my core ethical truths. To me, it transcends issues of religion, politics, sexuality, and just about anything. All I care about is whether one is an asshole, or not.
The further I travel down life’s paths, the more I see instances where I broke my own mandate. Due to one of my other ethical mandate against willful ignorance, it causes me such emotional turmoil that I feel physically ill.
Side point, I can not fathom how someone can be willfully ignorant enough to cause someone pain (thus, be a dick) and not wish to remedy the pain with at least an apology and inner acceptance of their evil done onto another.
I know of few ethical mandates to which I hold as closely as this.
Your thoughts? Is it a justified ethical mandate?