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[KL:Consideration]: Reciprocity: The Foundation of Our Happiness

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area
IV – Egocentrism and Honesty
V – The Consideration of Time
VI – The Consideration of Self
VII – Consideration Accounting 101
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Reciprocity: The Foundation of Our Happiness

The trade of consideration is scarce these days…. so how do we make good decisions about who to trust with our most coveted asset, our consideration? And furthermore, how can we ensure that the return of our consideration will continue to make/keep us happy? (YOU CAN SCROLL DOWN TO THE “SKIP” MARKER IF YOU ARE A LAZY READER…)
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These two questions were asked last time… and I must now be honest with you all… these are technically “trick questions”… there is no single resolute answer, but you knew that.
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[KL:Consideration]: Consideration Accounting 101

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area
IV – Egocentrism and Honesty
V – The Consideration of Time
VI – The Consideration of Self
VII – Consideration Accounting 101

If you missed the last blog (The Consideration of Self) about “happiness”, essentially all you need to get from it is that “happiness” exists when you have something to be happy about… when things/people that make you happy are present.

The reason for this is simple… Ownership. People love (the illusion of) having things. Ownership implies comfort, convenience, satisfaction, and availability. Ownership provides security and thus a sense of stability. However, when those things we’d like to claim are not there, we are insecure because there is no guarantee that we can access, use, and thus be satisfied by the object of our happiness. That’s because we view these objects as:

property – noun
something at the disposal of a person, a group of persons, or the community or public

Today I thought of an interesting analogy to discuss this, however I’m afraid that it may only be appealing to people who enjoy financial talk… but I’ll keep the schooliness out of it as much as possible. (However this is definitely a good supplemental read for an introductory Accounting course) Read the rest of this entry »

 

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[KL:Consideration]: The Consideration of Self

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area
IV – Egocentrism and Honesty
V – The Consideration of Time
VI – The Consideration of Self

*******THIS IS A POST I MADE IN THE ‘KING’S LAW ON CONSIDERATION’ SERIES THAT WAS WRITTEN DURING THE WINTER OF 2008… THE WARRANTS STILL MAKE SENSE AT ANYTIME OF ANY YEAR… ENJOY*******

“You might as well have fun, ’cause your happiness is done and your goose is cooked.”

I’m thankful for true friends. I understand that they cannot all be there when you call, and they may not have the answers… but true friends will look after you and try to get you headed in the right direction, no matter how it may impact your emotions today (honesty). Even if it’s only one person today, I’m happy to know I matter to somebody.

A couple of years back, I was sitting at work, thinking about how over “time” days that were supposed to be meaningful have grown to be more and more… well less. Easters, Christmases, New Years, Birthdays… they mattered less to others, and in turn mattered less to me. At this point, the thought of receiving a gift is farfetched… I’d be surprised if I could pay people to care about me on these days. Yet… it’s common to say “happy” or “merry” when mentioning these days as if it is assumed that everyone shares that emotion because of what day it is.

For the first time in my young adult old life, I was able to say I know what it feels like to be alone on the holidays… it sucks… it’s depressing. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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[KL:Consideration]: The Consideration of Time

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area
IV – Egocentrism and Honesty
V – The Consideration of Time

So…. I’ve been writing this blog now for a minute… now I’m placing up old posts, and some people are telling me that I have too much time on my hands…which I don’t believe to be possible… how can one ever have too much time?

time (noun)

  • 1 .the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
  • 2 .a limited period or interval, as between two successive events
  • 3. the right occasion or opportunity

There are 64 entries for a definition of “time” on dictionary.com; all of them consider time to be a finite concept.

Many theorists believe “time” is finite, having a beginning (that hasn’t been proven yet) and an end (which we continue to predict falsely). While many scientists continue to study the history of the world (the record of events over a period of time), and thus our historic calendar continues to prove that “time” goes back further than humans can measure or record, we are concurrently concerned about the “end of time.” Read the rest of this entry »

 

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[KL: Consideration]: Egocentrism and Honesty

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area
IV – Egocentrism and Honesty

I’ve decided to conclude my “consideration/honesty” series by discussing the assertions that we make concerning the two subjects.

In the framework of this discussion (based on the way I’ve defined the terms), it is easy to conclude that hypothetically everybody is “dishonest” at some point or another. If you’re a pessimist/realist like me, or you are a fan of the TV Show “House”, then you might even go as far as to say Everybody Lies.

Seeing that Liars lack full consideration for others, we see that they are selfish individuals. This assertion is only half-way true, for while liars are not fully considering others, they may be lying to protect someone or maybe their feelings. To analyze this further, it is important to define what it means to be selfish. Read the rest of this entry »

 

[KL: Consideration]: Honesty’s Gray Area

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…
III – Honesty’s Gray Area

Amidst the daunting revelations about honesty are the conclusions that not only is honesty not the best policy/option, but it’s NOT the only option. Here are a few more…

lie (noun, verb, lied, lying. )

1.a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.

If there is anything related to consideration (or lack thereof) more annoying than a lie, it’s a bad lie. Lying is a simple way to get past telling the truth by diverting the attention of your audience towards something that will distract them from finding the truth. In other words, people lie to get others to stop inquiring. Lying is usually done reactively rather than proactively. Liars are rarely proactive, because they’d find other ways around honesty if they were.

Let’s talk about a sensitive issue that people lie and tell the truth about everyday: Love… Everybody questions the validity/honesty of a statement regarding love, and rightly so.

Love is probably the most lied on human action/emotion in the history of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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[KL: Consideration]: Let’s be honest about honesty…

The King’s Law on Consideration

I – To consider or not to consider, that is the “?”
II – Let’s be honest about honesty…

One of the most widely accepted tenders of consideration is honesty. Why?

hon·es·ty n. pl. hon·es·ties 

1. The quality or condition of being honest; integrity

2. Truthfulness; sincerity: in all honesty. 

3. Archaic Chastity

4. A plant with flattened silvery pods which are used for indoor decoration

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