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"We see that all men mean by justice that kind of state of character which makes people disposed to do what is just and makes them act justly and wish for what is just; and similarly by injustice that state which makes them act unjustly and wish for what is unjust."

- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Chapter V Section 1

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My brother asked me today: Why did you react so strongly and negatively when Dad told you to do something? I said I had a limbic response, something upwelling from my gut.

I propose that the reflex emotion is due to a sense of justice? When someone tells me to do something, I want better reasons than "just do it"...

I think I'm wishing for something more just.

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Sense of Justice

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  • Thoughtful.

    Some of us are less willing to give over our will to an external agency without question that others. I know people who are happy and comfortable taking orders. As long as there is sufficient alpha posturing, they'd almost do whatever they are told.

    You're not like that, apparently, and neither am I.. At the same time, there are a handful of people that I'd follow into Hell because my experience of them is that they know what's what and would never ask someone else to do something that they the

    • "there are a handful of people that I'd follow into Hell because my experience of them is that they know what's what and would never ask someone else to do something that they themselves would not be willing to do."

      I'm thinking of Louis Armstrong.

      I listened to Trane for years ... I think you mentioned Crescent in another post, that was my favorite album probably, I still play "Bessie's Blues" everyday I'm near a piano. Ascension probably saved my life.

      Then I started listening to Louis again (I'd been introd

      • by PopeRatzo (965947)

        I'm thinking of Louis Armstrong.

        Yeah, Louis is the real.

        Talk about Synchronicity: You mention "Crescent" and I was just playing "Giant Steps" on my chromatic harmonica, ala Toots Thielemans. I'm just getting to the point where I can play that instrument with other musicians, and some of the 'Trane tunes from that period are just terrific.

        Are you familiar with Coltrane's work with Tad Dameron? He was a pianist and arranger did an album with Trane that is just terrific. There's a ballad, "Soultrane" that

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