Tonight I will speak to the Kauai West Rotary on the topic “Truth, Love and Justice and the Rotary Four-Way Test”. For those who wanted to hear the talk but cannot be there, the essence of what I will be talking about is in my blogs from February 14 until today, which is this post. So if you want to know, start reading the post Human Resource Development and work your way up to today.
In addition, I will be asking the audience to discuss what advantages or disadvantages using Truth, Love and Justice have to the Rotary Four-Way Test in making decisions and living our lives. Below is a chart of comparisons to Truth, Love and Justice that ends with the Rotary Four-Way Test. I would be interested in your thoughts and if you have anything to add or change in the chart below.
|Human capacities||Think||Feel||Choose (to act)|
|Human purpose||Knowing – truth||Valuing – love||Choosing – justice|
|To obtain, Obligation||Investigate||Care||Create|
|Collective tool for||Consultation||Compassion||Construction|
|Traps or false replacements of||Ideology||Romanticism||Legalism|
|Human state from acquiring||Authenticity||Altruism||Autonomy|
|Plato, Greek Ideals||Truth||Beauty||Good|
|Associated body part||Head or Brain||Heart||Hand or Gut|
|Associated philosophy||Logic/ Epistemology||Aesthetics/ Axiology||Ontology/Ethics|
|Roads to spirit||Way of knowledge||Way of feeling||Way of action|
|Main task of||Differentiate||Integrate||Transcend|
|Kant||Pure Reason||Aesthetic Judgment||Practical Reason|
|Rotary Four-Way Test||Is it the TRUTH?||Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?||Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?|
Some aspect of and correlates to truth, love and justice.