Beside the holy idiot and the lemonade attitude things (thanks to M5 and DB) we should add Respect, in the sense given by Native Americans, if this is the correct nomenclature.
Respect encompasses a lot of things: from letting others expressing their opinions, to letting others do what they want if they don't cross lines (consenting adults), respecting others' rugs, letting others living their own life as they wish (always if they don't cross lines of course), not thinking that the world start and stops at your own convenience, respecting ourselves, the others, the planet......
A Dude Minds, and Respects.
Sounds it good?
Respect is a key thing indeed!
I don't come from the school that respect is earned, I believe DISrespect is earned.
All people are equal and deserve respect unless they go out of their way to earn disrespect, through harsh words or actions. Even then I've always been one to respect people as human beings, even if their personal respect has lapsed in my eyes.
Take what happened to Saddam as a good example. He might have been a mass-murdering dictator who abused his people, and lost all respect as a person in my eyes... but, he was still a human being, and treating him as the Iraqui's did in the end was disrespectful to life. When someone's lost all respect as a person, you need to work back from the basic respect you should have for life to try and make them a respectable person again.
I'm so glad that Egypt is going down this route, and I hope Libya will follow suit once they have Gadaffi. Respect for the human being! Without that respect, you're just another heartless killer like them, so I believe.
@ Rev. Ed C
To take it easy, not being uptight of mind or body.
To remain limber and supple of thinking, open like a book, not closed like a door.
To tolerate and respect others, to greet with a smile and embrace with a laugh.
That's a worthy start, Rev. Ed. Very limber thoughts.
Thanks, DB, and others, it was a good first draft, but with more input and thinking, together we'll get it right