paradoxical commandments

Wolf 359 Theory - Part 3/???: Lovefake and Jafauxbi

So apparently I’m not the only one who suspects that Lovelace isn’t Lovelace.  She’s an alien copy.  I mean, how else could you explain that the USS Reliant Robin was made of unknown parts and the computers didn’t kick in until the day she turned up?  How else could she have survived a – probably factual – fall into the star?  

But I haven’t seen many people put forward the following: I don’t think she knows she’s not the real Lovelace.  I don’t think Jafauxbi knows/knew he’s not/wasn’t Jacobi.  It’s a modified version of the Teletransportation Paradox or Ship of Theseus: if the copy still has all the same memories, thoughts, and feelings as the original, which one is “real?”  If all the parts are different, but the identity is the same, does it matter which one came first?   Indeed, we don’t know if the surviving Jacobi is the real McCobi because they had the same behaviors and memories.  I don’t think even Jacobi could really be sure which one he is.  I don’t think Lovelace has any idea she’s not the original Isabel Lovelace.    

If my theory is right and the duplicates don’t know what they are and have identical senses of self/feelings/ideas/etc. then it doesn’t matter which is which.  It doesn’t matter if the original Jacobi or Jafauxbi got on the module.  They are both equally Jacobi.  He really is Schrödinger’s Ballistics Specialist: both alive and dead.  The surviving Jacobi is as much Jacobi as the dead one, whichever that was.  And Lovelace isn’t any different from the one who served as the Hephaestus’s captain.  If her memories end with going into cryo and begin again waking up in “Minkowski Commanding” there are no alien experiences to separate her from original recipe Lovelace.  

I think that when Lovelace finds out she’s not the original it’s going to cause a massive existential crisis rather than an attempted alien takeover.  A lot of this season has been about what makes a person a person, Lovelace having to come to terms with being something else would fit in that very well.  

The Paradoxical Commandments


”People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway!”


~ Kent M. Keith (“The Silent Revolution”) ~ It’s not simple… But, after all, who said it will be?

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.” .”

—  ― Kent M. Keith, Paradoxical Commandments 
The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council 

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith 

*“الوصايا المتناقضة”*
*“The Paradoxical Commandments”*

هي عشر وصايا كتبها الكاتب الأمريكي *كينت كيث Kent M. Keith* سنة ١٩٦٨م ٬ التي حولها عام ٢٠٠٢م إلى كتاب سماه *“على أية حال” “Anyway”* والذي تربع على أكثر الكتب مبيعاً في أمريكا في تلك الفترة ولفترات طويلة .
تم ترجمة هذه الوصايا إلى العديد من اللغات ٬ فلفتت العالم٬ وتحولت إلى ملصقات ٬ وعلقت على الحوائط و الأبواب ٬ كانت هذه الوصايا كالأتي:

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
١. الناس غير منطقيين ولا تهمهم إلا مصلحتهم ، أحِبهم على أية حال .

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
٢. إذا فعلت الخير سيتهمك الناس بأن لك دوافع أنانية خفية ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
٣. إذا حققت النجاح سوف تكسب أصدقاء مزيفين وأعداء حقيقين ، إنجح على أية حال .

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
٤. الخير الذي تفعله اليوم سوف ينسى غداً ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
٥. إن الصدق والصراحة يجعلانك عرضة للإنتقاد ، كن صادقاً وصريحاً على أية حال .

6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
٦. إن أعظم الرجال والنساء الذي يحملون أعظم الأفكار يمكن أن يوقفهم أصغر الرجال والنساء الذين يملكون أصغر العقول ، إحمل أفكاراً عظيمة على أية حال .

7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
٧. الناس يحبون المستضعفين لكنهم يتبعون المستكبرين ، جاهد من أجل المستضعفين على أية حال .

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
٨. ما تنفقه في بنائه سنوات قد ينهار بين عشية وضحاها ، إبني على أية حال .

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
٩. الناس في أمس الحاجة إلى المساعدة لكنهم قد يهاجمونك إذا ساعدتهم ، ساعدهم على أية حال .

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
١٠. إذا أعطيت العالم أفضل ما لديك سيرد عليك البعض بالإساءة ، أعط العالم أفضل ما لديك على أية حال .

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
—  The Paradoxical Commandments.

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith

The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith when he was undergraduate at Harvard and is both a poem and a book. These lines are sometimes falsely attributed to Mother Theresa who actually hung a portion of them on the wall of her childrens’ home in Calcutta.

"Anyway" The Paradoxical Commandments

By: Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

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  1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.
  2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.
  3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.
  4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.
  5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.
  6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.
  7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
  8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.
  9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.
  10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  “The Paradoxical Commandments” by Kent Keith

Artist: Aneleh

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M. Keith’s