Where is the Truth in Honor: III

Within America, honor has had significant influence over social interactions to this day despite the influence of democracy, first world law enforcement and a higher standard of living than that of typical honor based societies in the world, but honor culture is still found in the day to day of otherwise “honorless” societies. Ryan Brown’s […]

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Where is the Truth in Honor: II

Honor culture has its point of comparison in dignity culture, which has a contrarian principle of reputation regarding violence and insult. Dignity culture departs from honor culture by occupying the same territory within a society: “Honor is a warrior ethic quite distinct from from the morality of dignity that prevails in the office towers, shopping […]

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Loyalty: Please Do Not Touch

Why (almost) no one wants loyalty, they want privacy and respect.  loyal (adj.) “true or faithful in allegiance,” 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law” (see legal). Identical […]

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Fighting; My Mistress

Most people would introduce their passion for fighting, their relationship to it or the role it plays in their lives as a great story about themselves or what fighting has done for them. To me, fighting is a woman and I’m just trying to set my boundaries right. If I’m going to be completely honest […]

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