Brooklandia Codes of Law

 

So.
This is a little late, but this is how it happened, so – whatever.

I thought I would try to take a moment to explain the codes of law thing.

I have had a vague sort of awareness of having my own, internal moral code- specific to me- for a while, now.

Over time, it has become more clarified within my mind, and has begun to be something I at least endeavor to not use in judgement of others.

Only in judgement on myself.

But that also – is not judgment in the usual sense.

My moral code is classified based on the severity of the violations

And violations never lead to permanent sorts of Life Sentences

Because that is punishment

I can’t remember what I wrote in that channel, at the moment

But I doubt I’ve fully fleshed out my current feelings about punishment there, yet

 

I have started to believe that punishment is never necessary – in the sense that the best conceivable option is to punish.

Ourselves, or others

 

Sometimes it is, however – the least worst option

Which is better than worst worst

But still not best

So when I hold judgment over myself, which I do pretty frequently, it is with the goal in mind of not repeating that transgression

And for me, punishment does not aid in that goal, in a general sense.

I do, however – incur…. fines.

Since we cannot change the past

I try to work towards righting things, in whatever way I am able to

Sometimes I cannot even do so in a way that affects the people I’ve wronged – either because I don’t know how to find them, or because I don’t have the emotional reserves to attempt to make things right with them, personally, at the moment

But if I can teach myself to be better

Then I feel like that pays back some of the fines I’ve incurred, over time

in net value to my life and the lives of others that I will not hurt in the way I’ve hurt people in the past.

Even if it’s just avoiding causing future pain – though I’ve found, more and more frequently- that the sorts of changes in behavior that have resulted from this process have value

far beyond just avoiding future costs/pain

brooke

I spent three years living on the street in Los Angeles. I came out of that, changed. This is my story.

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  1. Leila

    Zebra succulents are the proper houseplant the place space is restricted.

    1. brooke

      The only reason I didn’t mark this as spam is because it’s hilarious.

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