Or, if not wonderful, at least, hopefully, relevant or interesting?
Here is a response to a request from an old friend of mine, regarding a non-theist version of the 10 Commandments.
These ‘Commandments’ are part of how I personally define Adulthood:
“My personal 10 Commandments
I still prefer this as my own form of the Ten Utterances (especially since the Rabbis tell us that each person heard something slightly different…)
I. I am what I am becoming. Thou shalt have no blind followers among you. I am a jealous defender of the conscience, pursuing mercilessly unto the 10th generation of those who will not learn from history. Thou art the keeper of thine own conscience. Thou shalt follow the calling of thine heart.
II. Thou shalt be of utmost honesty to thyself.
III. Thou shalt be autonomous and guard zealously thine independence, for only as a free and thinking intelligence may thou be of service.
IV. Thou shalt take charge of thine own learning for as long as thou drawest breath.
V. Thou shalt feed thy curiosity meticulously, neither too little nor too slowly, but faster is ok.
VI. Thou shalt ever be vigilant to take the initiative in all thy dealings in the world.
VII. Thou shalt ever be careful to honor all people’s expertise and experience, to ensure full and true equality and egalitarianism in all thy ways, ever honoring the wisdom of elders whilst deferring to and honoring the experiences and expertise of others. You are the keeper of your conscience.
VIII. Maintain open-mindedness/reflection/questioning/exploring
IX. Have respect for yourself and others.
X. Guard your self-sacrifice, nobility, and sense of honor.
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1.) Imagine what 10 principles you would choose to live by.
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
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