DischordianJoy Wrote:Does your kin-type have any influence on your morality or your ethics?
I would say no, in that my kin *type* has little to do with it. Being 'kin, however, I think definitely influences my personal sense of morality/ethics in that my personal system thereof seems to be not exactly normal human as other people expect. There's a lot more grey area than most people because there's a lot of human emotion and human thought process that I just don't get. That being said, whether my personal morality/ethics has to do with the 'kin stuff or a combination of that and my spiritual beliefs that everything is shades of grey, I cannot say.
DischordianJoy Wrote:Do you find it difficult to balance your personal morality or ethics with society at large?
Yes and no. No in that it doesn't get me in trouble because I behave as expected within society. Yes in that other people don't understand how I can believe X isn't explicitly right or wrong depending on the issue.
DischordianJoy Wrote:Do you ever get into interpersonal conflict over it?
Only with my parents, really. They're the only people who will get into it with me over it, other people are sane...in that they recognize that their beliefs aren't the absolute right ones. I mean my morality/ethics line up on the big things enough (like rape is morally wrong and so forth), but even on some topics like murder, I'm a big grey area...and I'm definitely a big grey area on the smaller ethical questions. So yeah, my parents are it because of their whole thought processes, they're also Catholic so they've definitely got the whole "we see the world in mainly black and white" thing going on and the Catholic guilt, and they know how to push my buttons.
DischordianJoy Wrote:In what ways do being a kin shape your personal viewpoints on treating others or yourself?
I wouldn't say it shapes how I treat myself *now*. It shaped how I treated myself when I identified as 'kin for spiritual reasons because I felt this body was a loaner, so to speak, so it was sub-par and I could do with it what I wanted because it didn't matter. Treating others is a grey area that I can't say being 'kin has shaped or just being me has shaped (well really that's one and the same), so I can't really say how being 'kin shapes my viewpoints on treating others because I can't separate it out. I've never not identified as 'kin so I have no "before time" to compare now to.