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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
I don't think of the Golden Rule as an exercise in reciprocation, but as a way to signal one's intentions and likes.

I think I am beginning to understand your idea. So you are saying that the Golden Rule is the most basic moral rule that can be found in any (or almost any) society and perhaps it is "natural" in some sense for people, so even if person-in-question has very different background and his/her actions look weird to you and his/her intentions are unclear, your best bet is that he/she nevertheless has good intentions.
I agree with that! Hm, you won this round, ah?
Markets stimulate free trade, and free trade stops wars. That's it.
Perhaps... But free trade is for big guys. I was thinking that Internet should radically change how "war" look & feel. It used to be that your "enemy" is somebody you have very little knowledge about and it's no longer so with Internet. You can even have friends in "enemy" country and then what, you should stop chatting with them because of some stupid war? That would really s*ck!
[ October 03, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
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