Benevolence

shade concept 2: despite individual clans having shade problems, it’s widely considered negligible mainly because deities don’t even care. Like come talk to me when its ready to destroy the world again, otherwise you’re on your own kiddos.

A girl is a god in the making:
   Her words command the masses and
   They listen. 
   Fingers accustomed to creation -
   An artist, an architect, a writer.
   Stardust sluggishly replaces
   Paint and bricks and words:
   She is in no rush.

A girl is a god in the making:
   Already,
   She can make you kneel.
   You no longer speak to her -
   Rather,
   You pray. She’s benevolent in her handling of you;
   After all, you too have now become one of her creations:
   Who would you be
   Without her?


A girl is a god in the making:
   Do not mourn her when she
   Dies:
   She is not gone; rather
   She has returned. Let her be;
   Let her create in peace.
   Say no more, now.

—  a girl is a god in the making (c.a)

anonymous asked:

Why is the Force a thing? The Force makes people commit so many atrocities. It'd be better if the Force weren't a thing in the first place.

That’s something Kreia would say, and she had her reasons. In a universe where a godlike force not only exists, but can be used by any who know how, to the isolationist, benevolent, and pure evil, it seems inevitable that conflict would rise.

And it has. It’s a series called Star “Wars”, and even though we can infer their presence, we do not see the long centuries of relative peace in the galaxy, only the great conflict that threaten it. But for all its power, I don’t believe the Force has total and utter control over the Star Wars universe, nor do I believe its absence would be a good thing.

If the Sith and the Jedi did not exist, or and the Force was absent, could you guarantee that Wars would not happen anyway? We live in a world where people cannot tap into an energy field to perform miraculous feats, and we can still can and are capable of annihilating each other. The Force might give us new reasons and ways to fight, but conflict continues. If there will ever be a day when mankind has managed to finally coexist in true peace with each other, we have not arrived at it yet.

Even if the Force does exist in every life form, I don’t believe it removes free will, that one has to live without the Force to be free to choose their own destiny. There is a power greater than that of the Force, something that Revan spoke of to Malak on the Star Forge and Anakin Skywalker embraced in his final moments. The Power of Redemption.

The Sith and Jedi know the Power of the Force, even if they relate to it differently. To the Sith, it’s gateway to greater power for themselves, and the Jedi it’s a way of becoming part of something greater than yourself. But their teachings both tell you that you can’t really leave it behind, that whatever destiny it sets for you the one your left with. Master Yoda believed that those who set down on the dark path were trapped in that destiny. Vader himself believed it was too late for him, as Palpatine must have, to believe he could torture his son in front of him without reprisal.

And yet, Anakin listened to his son, and found freedom in a single sacrificial act of love. Revan, when confronted by Malak during their last battle saying that Revan was ultimately alone, the former Dark Lord merely answered that he believed in the Power of Redemption. Malak is dismissive of this, believing that through the force, fate and destiny led to that moment. But Revan did not say fate, or the will of the force. He chose redemption as his strength, and redemption means nothing if one doesn’t wish to be redeemed. Revan wanted to be a better person,not make up for his mistakes, and that is not the will of the Force. That’s just the desire to be good, and that I respect above all else.

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry Hannah for being so horrible to you. It's taken me a while to remember and put it all together but you were never-endingly benevolent towards me even if I couldn't see it then. I'm so sorry for hurting you and for ignoring you and degrading you just because you weren't Claude, I should have stuck by you instead of him. Look where that got me, eh. I'm sorry, Hannah. thank you for everything, I'm ever so grateful. - A regretful Alois Trancy.

BENEVOLENCE

[noun]

1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness. 

2. an act of kindness; a charitable gift. 

3. English History:a forced contribution to the sovereign.

Etymology: from Middle English < Latin benevolentia, from benevolēns, “kindhearted”, from bene-, “well, good” + vol-, “wish, will”.

[Emily Balivet - Guanyin Goddess of Compassion]

AGATHODAIMON

[noun]

1. one’s good genius; the good part of one’s conscience.

2. a benevolent spirit as opposed to a cacodemon.

3. a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. He had the shape of a serpent with a human head. The flying serpents or dragons venerated by ancient peoples were also called Agathodemons, or good genies (an evil demon).

[Francisco Méndez]

“My word immoralist essentially entails two negations. First, I am negating a type of person who has been considered highest so far: the good, the benevolent, or the charitable. Second, I am negating a type of morality that has attained dominance and validity in the form of morality as such: decadence morality, or to put it plainly, Christian morality.”

—F. Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, “Why I Am a Destiny” §4 (excerpt).

Morality formula

In 1725 Scottish Enlightenment thinker, Francis Hutcheson attempted to quantify the elusive concept of morality.

Using the letters

B= benevolence

A= ablility

S= self love

I= interest

He quantified each and created a sting of equations to document their proper relations:

M= (B+A)*A= BA+SA; and therefore BA= M-SA= M-I, and B=(M-I)/A