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[–]CapnCrinklepants 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Interesting, though a bit vague! Mostly, I would agree that harming people is incorrect and should be avoided as much as possible. But, in my view, there are reasons where it might be okay such as self-defense in a potentially life-threatening situation. It also depends on how you define harm; you might hurt someone's feelings by telling them they drink too much, but it might also save their life if they have heart problems or serious alcoholic tendencies etc.

I don't know if you would count these instances as incorrect "harm" or not.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I also agree with what you said. I think the only good war is a defensive war.

There are some things that are obvious harm, but other types of actions may seem like fun to one person but harm to another. Some people are just more comfortable with the fact our lives are short, so they're willing to take on higher-risk activities. But if people are too risk-averse because they want to live to be 110 (which probably won't happen anyway) they end up causing another type of harm by being so risk-averse.

Like everything in life, it's a balance.

[–]OneGoodLaw[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for taking time to answer.

I define Harm as a [physical] action
one person performs upon another person without permission [or forgiveness]

  • Self defense is justifiable in context (acting party wrong, redefined).
  • Hurt feelings is not a result of Harm
    [insults in a foreign language is a good example:
    . any effort to be offended by what you may have misinterpreted.]

If you are okay with those points I would take this discussion private