So you know (S.Y.K.)

Revenge of Eye So You Know

It’s So You Know (S.Y.K) time at Revenge of Eve.  Here’s what’s involved, and feel free to join in:

  • There are no right or wrong answers… Your answers = Your opinion = Your life
  • Answer a few or one, whatever you are comfortable with
  • Pingback to any S.Y.K. post
  • Use the hashtag #SYK to tag your post
  • Be real. If you feel a certain type of way, say it. You were asked your opinion (double dog dare)

This week’s questions:

  • How much of what you do for other others is conditional?
  • Are you driven by motive?
  • Who do you think of when you offer assistance to someone in need?
  • If you see someone, a stranger in distress, do you….. A. look the other way B. hang around to see if they receive help C.jump to aid them without thought D. help if you have time???
  • Do you feel integrity is a moral or something created by society that guilts us to follow societal standards?

My answers:

How much of what you do for other others is conditional?  Not much that’s conscious/intentional, but sometimes that will bubble up from the subconscious.

Are you driven by motive?  I think almost everything we do has some sort of motive, so I’ll read this as referring to self-serving motive.  Life has taught me that I can’t rely on other people to look out for me, so I need to look out for myself.  Perhaps this is self-ish, but if an action isn’t either neutral or serving me in some sense, I’m probably not going to do it.  That being said, doing something for others can in and of itself be something that serves me.

Who do you think of when you offer assistance to someone in need?  For the most part if I’ve gotten to the point of offering then the thinking part is already finished.  Making the decision about whether to offer or not is part cost-benefit analysis, part gut feeling.

If you see someone, a stranger in distress, do you….. A. look the other way B. hang around to see if they receive help C.jump to aid them without thought D. help if you have time???  It’s probably got a lot to do with being a nurse, but regardless, Nurse Ashley takes over and jumps into action, leaving regular Ashley dazed and confused off in the back of the head somewhere.

Do you feel integrity is a moral or something created by society that guilts us to follow societal standards?  I think that true integrity comes from following our own moral compass, and that’s separate from societal expectations to conform to certain social norms.  I believe that it’s a good thing if our moral compass is open some variability with exposure to new things and novel ideas.  I also believe some people’s moral compass fell off the boat and sank to the bottom of the ocean, such as the investment bankers in the great financial collapse/bail-out (I just watched Inside Job – what a corrupt bunch of assholes).

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14 thoughts on “So you know (S.Y.K.)

  1. Meg says:

    Nurse Ashley would be great to have around in a bind!! 🙂

    I completely agree about integrity–all we can do is follow our own inner compass inasmuch as we possibly can!!

  2. Marty says:

    Loving kindness giving is what I try to follow but I find myself wanting some gratitude.

    Mindfully I try to resist judgment and just stay present however hard to not have motives in certain situations

    I think giving is a boomerang and focus on the needy person

    Help if I have time

    Integrity I defer to devising people into givers and takers

    Actions determine who we are

  3. My Story says:

    “doing something for others can in and of itself be something that serves me”…

    Spot on.

    Blogging…this platform .. is healing…isnt it?

    Thank you Ashley… 😉

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