Jacob Clifton, recapper of “The Good Wife”
Jacob is an anti-religious, liberal gay white man (born under an aries - 1st developmental level of the zodiac - sun) from Austin, Texas. Shocker, right? Not at all.
His lumping of “all” people at his level of moral and ethical development is exactly why I don’t trust people who don’t believe in - and don’t possess a healthy fear of - the power of an omniscient God and who don’t understand how universal law aka karma works.
He’s right about how self-justification influences (read: strips away, prevents) moral development. But his conclusion is reflective of his opinion (knowledge of the world + knowledge of himself) that “no one” is above acting as low as he thinks “everyone” acts.
I know that if the wallet has ID in it and you don’t return it, then you will lose even more than you gained from keeping the wallet. That’s enough higher perspective + self-interest motivation to do the right thing for someone above the 1st level of moral development, not to mention that we would want our wallets returned to us and this is just the objective right thing to do.
“Getting beyond vague spiritual talk and learning to articulate exactly what you mean. No more fuzzy thinking. No more daydreaming in class. Learning to organize your thoughts into cohesive theories and ideas. Organizing and separating your ideas into clear concepts. Finding out what specific lifestyle choices you can make to bring clarity to your life. Beginning to discern the differences between religions and other belief systems. Finding the perfect belief system or life philosophy for you. Weeding out the beliefs you hold onto that no longer serve you. Learning to be in service to a higher power. Putting yourself in service to something greater. Serving a set of principles that go beyond the mundane. Finding a practical, doable belief system. Breaking down abstract concepts into smaller, digestible chunks. Becoming a religious instructor. Developing a philosophy of health. Making healthy living part of your life philosophy. Seeing daily work as part of your life philosophy. Finding meaning through your daily work. Finding meaning through service. No longer overly merging with your siblings. No more murky sibling relationships. No more lying or fooling yourself. No more evading life’s big questions. Understanding the specifics of your faith. Putting faith to the test. Being unafraid to criticize religion or dogma.”