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The 1 Rule for Life By Immanuel Kant

Kant's moral philosophy is unique and seemingly contradictory. Kant felt that in order for something to be good, it had to be universal—that is, it couldn't be "right" in one setting and "bad" in another. If lying is unethical, it must be unethical all of the time. When everyone does it, it has to be wrong. Period. If something isn't always right or always wrong, it can't be considered ethical.

Enough with the preludes. The following is Kant's Rule:

Act as if you utilize humanity as an end, not just a means, whether in your own person or in the person of another.

Kant was a firm believer in the sacredness of logic. I'm not talking about sudoku or chess grandmaster rationality when I mention rationality. I define rationality as the ability to make judgments, weigh options, and consider the moral implications of any action as the only known beings in the universe.

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