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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Games » Metro 2033: In Game Morality

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With the anticipated release of Metro: Last Light, Metro 2033, circa 2010, provides an interesting look at in game morality.

 

"Metro 2033 does the unthinkable among modern narrative games. It holds the player accountable for a battery of decisions made throughout the game, but it refuses to reveal an optimal path or permit the player to game the system by framing his actions as 'choices.'" - Brainygamer.com

 

"The solution to the game's macro-conflict is determined by the outcome of dozens of micro-conflicts, implicating any game with a push-button solution to an ethical impasse in a kind of hypocritical ambivalence. A man is not only entitled to the sweat of his brow, Metro says, but to the formation of his identity. Who you were before doesn't matter: what matters is what you do now. All of it." - Exitwarp.blogspot.ca

 

Games can provide a 'safe' environment to explore action without palpable consequence to our lives.  But as much as we shape our gaming experience, how much does our gaming experience shape us?

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Perspective » Create a Life with Purpose

"Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, discusses his new book and explains why it's essential to follow your commitments 100% of the time."

 

"I think we can say that at graduation time everyone plans to live a life that is honest and filled with integrity and then something happened and they decided 'just this once, in this extenuating circumstance, I can do it because this is unique... '  And they become what they become."

 

My question to everyone is this: Do you do what you do because someone told you to, are you rebelling, or do you have an internal set of guiding principles? 

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Books » Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

Books » Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation."

 

"Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful."

 

 

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Research » Sapolsky: Everyone can do the right thing

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"In a 2010 report in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Harvard psychologists Joshua Greene and Joseph Paxton asked a great question: When people are confronted with the opportunity to lie, what differs in the brains of people who succumb to the temptation and those who don’t?" ... "Greene and Paxton present two differing views in moral philosophy about honesty: Is honesty an act of will; does it require a person working hard to refrain from doing the wrong thing?"

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