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  1. Jan 2019
    1. Say: Teach ye the Cause of God, O people of Bahá, for God hath prescribed unto every one the duty of proclaiming His Message, and regardeth it as the most meritorious of all deeds.

      The discussion in book 6 after this quote explores what a duty is. It presents the idea that, like eating, laws in the Faith to pray or teach are not arbitrary rules, but statements about our nature, and conducive to our growth. This implies that they should also be sources of joy.

  2. Jan 2018
    1. Virtual Reality isn't anything new but its use in the law courts system isn't mainstream...yet

      If I could be a juror in virtual reality, that is something I could finally get behind!

  3. Oct 2017
    1. The Empire does not require that its servants love each other, merely that they perform their duty.

      Nationalism is a deathly effective tool for motivating and controlling an empire's officials. All sense of mercy and consideration for foreigners are replaced with frustration and paranoia due to the possibility of the aliens being enemies of the nation. Though the narrator clearly displays his reluctance of interrogating the prisoners, he knows that his duty as a government magistrate rises above all else and it is very intriguing to see his battle between his idealism and his obedient sense of duty. The struggle of many government workers has always been the decision between one's own sense of righteousness or the word of their superiors and what they decide depends on how far they've seen their peers push others in the name of the flag.

  4. Jan 2014
    1. Thank them for something they specifically did that was above the call of duty.

      It's important to know what it takes to "exceed expectations". Does working hard and then working even harder for the same outcome go above the call of duty? Or does the outcome matter? Whatever the answer is, being specific in the thanks is important to communicate what you think the answer is.

  5. Nov 2013
    1. Thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

      The duty to lie.

  6. Oct 2013