I'm wondering if there is a link for this? Or if it's not from a website, is there a name of the 14 yr old boy who said these things? Was this from a Newsletter?? Email??
I did a search for the first paragraph and came up empty on Google..
: 1. Each human being must ask himself for, search for, and find
: his own meaning of life, and must want to use it (the
: meaning of life) for the improvement of his life and
: 2. Each human being must be himself and be his own “guiding
: personality”, who therefore develops his own resounding
: ideas and pursues and realizes them.
: 3. Each human being must let his own reason and his own
: understanding be exercised in such a way that he demands
: from himself that which is best and the most salutary;
: (and) that he forms himself according to his own will, and
: that he obeys (the demands of) his own needs in his own
: free way.
: 4. Each human being must form himself in such a way that he
: always is himself, has originally-own (unique), intensive
: experiences, (and) that he never lets himself be enslaved
: or subjugated in any other way and, consequently, preserves
: his internal and external freedom in every respect; in his
: thoughts and feelings as well as in his decisions, views,
: opinions, emotions and actions, etc.
: 5. Each human being must show towards himself the friendliness
: and love that is necessary for him, and (must) feel safe
: and secure within himself as well as being honest towards
: himself in such a way that he may understand his own
: thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions and opinions, etc.
: 6. Each human being must direct his thoughts, feelings, ideas,
: wishes, needs and actions etc. in such a way that he feels
: capable for high-reaching goals that, however, shall always
: be in accordance with his abilities and possibilities and,
: therefore, shall not be exaggerated and too highly
: 7. Each human being shall see and know himself as he really
: is; therefore he shall not think of himself as a perfect
: world for this is not possible for any person because each
: one must learn and, consequently, is exposed to mistakes
: and imperfection. Therefore, it is not possible that
: everything is clear within the human being, (and) that
: everything is right and that he is better than his
: fellow-human being.
: 8. Each human being must always be fully aware that there are
: consciousness-related differences between each human being.
: Consequently, no one can be exactly equal in intelligence
: to another. But this does not entitle anyone to see their
: fellow-human beings as blind and to classify them as a
: human being on a lower level. This entitlement also does
: not exist if fellow-human beings are even labouring under a
: religion or sect, because they are all the same human
: beings who are within the creative-natural laws of life and
: evolutional learning like all the others.
: 9. Each human being by himself shall endeavour through his own
: efforts to form and fulfil his existence and existential
: duties in all forms of justice, honesty, reason and
: intention etc., namely in the spheres of consciousness,
: character, virtue, thoughts/feelings, and the psyche. In
: this way the human being shall create a firm motivation for
: rising within himself, without humbling himself in any way,
: not even in a religious or sectarian manner.
: 10. Each human being shall not use neither his idealism for
: unworthy nor un-provable and questionable things, but shall
: direct his idealism especially towards recognizing within
: himself his own true being, and to improve, complete and
: realize it outwardly, because the true being is the actual
: nature of everything that is directed towards progress and
: success, and that, therefore, is the source of the forming
: of life.
: 11. Each human being shall not believe in any thing, but shall
: always search for the basic truth, which he can only find
: within himself if he searches and thinks about everything,
: and by using his reason, his understanding and his sound
: logic. Thus the human being may find the truth only within
: himself, but only if he is free of any belief in things he
: can never prove within himself. Belief is not proof, but
: simply something that is assumed to be kind, desirable and
: right, without any provable content of truth; consequently,
: a belief can never be cogent because of the fact that the
: provable truth is missing.
: 12. Each human being can never find the real truth for which
: he searches for years or an entire life if he simply
: surrenders to a belief and does not explore and recognize
: the factual truth through logic, understanding and reason
: within himself, so as to implement and comply with it
: through his life and lifestyle.
: 13. Each human being shall see as his highest goal to
: progressively mould and implement his knowledge, his
: ability, his true love, his real happiness, his
: capabilities and opportunities as well as his wisdom and
: humaneness in such a way that he can lead a truly
: evolutional and just, humane life and can also assist the
: fellow-human beings in such a way.
: 14. Each human being’s prime concern shall be to pay his own
: attention on himself, i.e. to his personality, his
: character, his virtues, thoughts, feelings and actions, in
: order to align everything in such a way that all things are
: right, and not chase misleading goals which end in a belief
: in unreal things.
: 15. Each human being shall manage his income and assets in a
: reasonable way and shall not waste them on unreal,
: belief-related things, for each person shall do what’s
: right and take care of himself if the opportunity and
: existence are available to him, so he does not unjustly
: become a burden on the fellow-human beings and he does not
: behave as a parasite.
: 16. Each human being shall always live in the present, but he
: shall look into the future and care for its shaping, while
: also considering the past and learning from it, in order to
: attain success, realizations and progress.
: 17. Each human being needs rest and peace, and consequently,
: he also needs his quiet hours and shall not be constantly
: busy, neither when alone, nor when in the company of his
: fellow-human beings, the family or in communities. Each
: human being needs times of leisure because only through
: this is he able to compose and recover himself. However
: leisure time shall always be in appropriate amounts and not
: be exaggerated, so as not to become a burden to, and an
: annoying influence on one’s own thoughts and feelings, nor
: to his fellow-human beings.
: 18. Each human being shall at all times pay heed in forever
: searching for the truth only, and never for a doctrine of
: salvation because truly there is no such thing, neither in
: a philosophical, religious, secular, sectarian or other
: ideological direction, nor can a doctrine of salvation be
: found in science. A doctrine of salvation is always a
: belief-related deception, or at least charlatanry or
: criminal profit-making. In truth, the only thing that
: always counts is reality, which is based on the use of
: sound understanding and reason as well as on real logic.
: 19. Each human being shall always be frank and honest towards
: his fellow-human beings, and he shall never presume –
: whatever may be the reasons – to control his fellow-human
: beings in such a way that it results in harm to them. This
: shall be the case both in the family as well as in every
: community, in order that neither backbiting nor
: discrimination (disadvantage) or other wrongdoings occur.
: 20. Each human being shall pay heed to his internal and
: external freedom and shall never bind himself to any things
: from which he may not be able anymore to detach himself, or
: (things) that frighten him of the step toward freedom; be
: it concerning purely material things and values or a human
: relationship, or concerning a family or a community of any
: 21. Each human being shall be intent on never accepting and
: understanding any doctrines of a political, philosophical,
: sectarian, secular, scientific, religious or other
: ideological form as “true truth” or as “real, true
: knowledge”, etc., for – truly – each teaching shall be
: examined down to the last detail because only in this way
: the effective truth can be grasped and reality experienced.
: 22. Each human being must always be clearly aware that the
: life he lives, no matter how many years it may have lasted,
: has never been pointless or senseless. Consequently,
: nothing has been lost in the life lived because each second
: lived has surely fulfilled its intentionality and brought
: about evolutional success, even if the result may only have
: been minimal.
: 23. Each human being shall always be of clear and reasonable
: senses and shall not expose himself to the constant
: influences of any teachings through which the possibility
: of one’s own (independent) thinking, pondering, reasoning,
: ascertaining and understanding is taken away. If the human
: being wants to occupy himself with some things or a
: teaching, he must always think about the possibility of
: finding enough time to let his thoughts and feelings, his
: considerations and ideas, etc. unfold, so he can ascertain
: everything, and can find the conclusions and the truth
: within himself.
: 24. Each human being must be intent on fostering interpersonal
: relationships, to devote attention to familial
: relationships as well as friendship, comradeship and
: acquaintances. Parents, brothers and sisters, friends,
: acquaintances and the fellow-human beings in general must
: always be a source of joy and of peace, in the form of a
: freedom which has a unifying and expanding effect in each
: and every way.
: 25. Each human being must always be intent that life will
: impart to him a sense and a feeling of being secure and
: protected to him. This must find expression both in the
: company of fellow-human beings and when being alone
: 26. Each human being must shape his life by creating events,
: so as to find in it love, happiness, joy, peace, harmony,
: balance and freedom.
: 27. Each human being who wants to live according to reality
: must give to himself a sound sense of self-esteem and
: self-confidence and preserve it; in this way – regarding
: oneself – healthy, self-sustaining and progressive
: thoughts, feelings and actions can be best realized.
: 28. Each human being shall at all times behave in a decent and
: virtuous manner and also in regard to his work and opinion,
: his knowledge and his learning in such a way that he will
: be recognized and respected as a true human being in his
: nearer or further surroundings.
: 29. Each human being shall live his life in such a way that –
: after having passed away – good memories result from his
: life which let him live on in good thoughts posthumously.
: 30. Each human being shall live in such a way that the
: fellow-human beings take an interest in his life and honour
: him in their thoughts and feelings. It may well be that
: there are enemies who take interest in evil ways, but they
: shall be forgiven because peace and forgiveness shall be
: the work of love, not hatred.
: 31. Each human being shall feel embedded into the good company
: of fellow-human beings in order that a common experience of
: life may promote love, peace and freedom as well as harmony
: and the happiness of each individual.
: 32. Each human being shall be eager in such a way as to let
: develop that in his life which is thoughtful-feelingful as
: well as spontaneous and full of love in a “[spiritual
: feeling]”-like manner. So it is given that each human
: being’s life finds new, good, pleasurable and positive
: directions again and again, both spontaneous and also
: well-considered in many ways.
: 33. Each human being shall in every respect endeavour during
: his whole life to fulfil it: with learning and gathering
: knowledge, with working for wisdom, with performing
: satisfactory work, with true love and harmony as well as
: through being intent on keeping peace and freedom.
: 34. Each human being shall always be open for all things, so
: he may constantly find much that is mysterious and exciting
: in his life, that which brings him surprise and
: astonishment, perhaps even robbing him of his breath in
: joyful shock and letting him be forever young.
: 35. Each human being shall always foster an open, good,
: loving, peaceful, harmonious and liberal relationship with
: all human beings, even if they are hostile towards him. As
: a rule, hatred doesn’t harm the other person, but the
: hateful person himself because taking satisfaction in
: hatred becomes his own disgrace.
: 36. Each human being must always be open to questions about
: the meaning of life and the human being’s existence, and he
: shall be in need of them, so as to ponder and to talk about
: them with his fellow-human beings, to gain cognition of
: truth therefrom.
: 37. Each human being must have the feeling and certainty that
: he can communicate and explain to the fellow-human beings
: that which is important to him, and in return understanding
: is given to him.
: 38. Each human being must have the feeling and certainty that
: his fellow-human beings do understand what depresses and
: burdens him, and that he may expect useful advice or some
: other help.
: 39. Each human being shall lead his life openly in such a way
: that it is of use and an advantage for himself in every
: positive way, and also for his family, his relationship as
: well as the community.
: 40. Each human being shall be intent to not avoid problems and
: conflicts, but to search for solutions (for them), and to
: overcome them.
: 41. Each human being has the obligation to build up sufficient
: self-confidence and healthy self-esteem so he can meet and
: master all tasks and difficulties that arise in life.
: 42. Each human being shall always make an effort to not let
: himself be upset, feel uneasy nor become unsure by any
: tensions that appear within himself or his fellow-human
: 43. Each human being shall endeavour to shape each situation
: in his life in a conscious and carefully-considered way, if
: this opportunity is given to him.
: 44. Each human being shall form himself in such a way that he
: doesn’t fall victim to shattering thoughts and feelings
: through unclear, confused and unpleasant situations.
: 45. Each human being must always be forearmed to meet thoughts
: and feelings of reluctance in a relaxed way, in order to
: deal with them correctly and not to be at their mercy.
: 46. Each human being shall endeavour to communicate with his
: fellow-human beings in order to express his own attitude
: and to represent his own opinion or “learning interests”.
: 47. Each human being shall determine goals in his life that he
: shall strive for and attain with forethought, attention,
: interest, motivation and self-confidence.
: 48. Each human being must consider his life worth living in
: every situation.
: 49. Each human being must always determine his behaviour by
: himself, and not by external circumstances, nor by
: fellow-human beings or by religions, sects, philosophies,
: science or and other ideologies.