6 PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMANE SOCIETY
These humane principles form a basic ethical framework that everybody can agree with, regardless of background.
If we can all abide to a common set of values then we can dialogue.
These principles are not taught as rules but rather we arrive at them as logical conclusions of free thought.
The humane citizen is the one that realizes the self and the world through thought.
This citizen has no limitations to what can be accomplished and understands the potential in every individual.
When we embrace humaniship we move beyond our circumstances and reach for a brighter fufutre.
SEE your self in others and others in you
To see, in this sense, is to understand. When we are able to move our point of view we can change our perspective on life. This fundamental principle helps us put ourselves in the shoes of others, as we are able to recognize the role that circumstance plays in our lives, so I could be you and you could be me.
LISTEN to the dialogue
Only by listening can we learn to dialogue. Yet, this principle encourages listening beyond the interlocutor; towards our environment and within our own body. To listen, in this sense, is to become aware by recognizing patterns. This principle encourages us to fine tune our perception in order to bring out knowledge from unlikely places.
EXPRESS your ideas and RESPECT the will of the group
It is known that we can better assimilate collective decisions once we have expressed our thoughts. The integration of the individual to the collective is a vital process for a humane society based on demoacracy as a balance between leadership and puclic choice, so one individua propouses an idea and the rest chooses. This principle helps recognize our interconnectedness and encourages us to become grounded idealists.
THINK before you act
Aggressive impulses are a natural part of our cognitive process. By taking guilt out of the equation, we are able to recognize aggression within ourselves and then control it. When fostering habits such as thoughtfulness we can better integrate our character as well as teach others by example.
BE THERE for others and ask for help
To be altruistic is not only about giving money, but rooting for the wellbeing of others in the same way that we root for our own. When we help, we recognize the human quality in others as we are able to understand their fragility and we recognize our own fragility when we ask for help.
FEEL as a part of something bigger than your self
We are part of a collective, but we need to feel it as part of us in order to understand it as a context for our behavior, so collectivity and individuality complement each other.