#31 Do Honour Codes Work?

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#31 Do Honour Codes Work?

15 December, 2018Podcasts, News

Do Honour Codes work?

DO HONOUR CODES WORK. In this podcast I talk about two opposing ends of a scale. Strictly abiding by the rules or not bothering with them at all. I use the ancient Bushido honour codes as a metaphor for our current life situations. This code is particularly fascinating because if its followed to the strictest letter of the law, it could end your life. It can be potentially dangerous but there are some many fascinating elements to the code that are so beneficial to society and are currently working. Where and how do we draw out lines.

There are so many elements of this ancient code visible in Japanese society and the Japanese people are noted for their politeness. Benevolence is a key principal in the code, along with loyalty. As outsiders I think we misinterpret this.

With regards to strict adherence to the code, this might be natures way of removing crazy hardliners. Difficult thought though.

That said, I hope you enjoy the podcast.


This podcast was recorded as a series of lectures given to people in 12 step addiction recovery treatment. The purpose of these talks was to teach and motivate individuals to search for their own spiritual solution to their addiction.


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