I could use some input on Philosphy

Started by Teal Turken, 2015 Mar 28, 09:59:24

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We, as people, judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions.
Our intentions are not always accurately represented by our actions, sometimes because we fail to perform the way we want to or some variable like fear or stress.

I'm...under the belief that our actions can tell us something we don't actually know about ourselves.
I think that I might be more self centered than I think I am, it is not something I'm comfortable thinking about.

My intentions are to be sensitive towards others feelings and polite in my responses. My actions beg to differ however. I'm open to telling the truth, regardless of how cold it may be and at times (usually if I'm sick of something), I'll respond harshly to somebody. I DO try to sugar coat the truth to keep it from being too hurtful, but I have been told that I'm either scary or mean because of my bluntness. I also have a problem with taking interests in others' work and activities. It's hard for me to keep up with what my friends do when I'm more interested in playing a game, watching something or even working towards education. I like to feel like I'm being productive for myself.

Telling the truth is supposed to be a positive virtue...but is it if the truth hurts and scares others?
Do I just not care what my friends are doing, find them boring or am I just too worried that I'll become too unproductive?
Is it bad to care a lot about yourself or bad to care a lot about what others think of you?

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