In order to make sure that the basis of my thinking and eventually writing is quite clear, not hidden somewhere in texts, I put this here:
- The most important values for human life to me are the Human Rights Declaration of the United Nations.
- I endorse implicitly or explicitly anything else that is based on neighbourly love in the Christian sense.
- I am not a disciple of one certain religion, but am open to all thoughts coming my way, inside or outside of religious frameworks.
- I think that life on this planet and human life should be in accordance to and as much as possible based on the idea that we have ‘no Planet B’.
- The concepts of peace and love in all its shapes and forms would never allow me to kill anyone, for any reasons, not even in so-called ‘self-defense’. That means: I would defend myself based on the learnings from self-defense techniques such as Jiu-Jitsu which I learned early in life. But killing or torture or inflicting pain willingly in any way for any reason is out of the question.
- Responsibility: it is my conviction that we are responsible as thinking human beings and healthy-in-mind entities to weigh anything suggested to us based on such values: the Human Rights Declaration, in my case also ‘neighbourly love’.
- To have the courage of one’s convictions: I also think that based on such values and convictions we should act accordingly to prevent others from being treated badly or unfairly in any way.