The truce of WWI (Live and let live)

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This phrase often refers to the actions of soldiers in World War I trenches.  Soldiers would unload their weapons in a non-combative way to foster a feeling of peace between trenches when soldiers were not in immediate combat.  This facilitated temporary standoffs.  Why do you think soldiers engaged in this behavior?  Would you see the enemy as human instead of “evil”?

Seeing other worldviews (Live and let live)

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Have you ever argued with a relative or in-law about social problems, despite their insistence to hold a particular view that you find offensive? I know that I have. Do you find it best to try to convince them to come to your side, or do you just let bygones be bygones?

Building good karma (Live and let live)

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Do you ever return shopping carts, or donate to salvation army bell ringers?  Volunteer your time?  Have you ever received benefits from these services?  Do you build your “good karma” resources?  Why or why not?

Living sustainably (Live and let live)

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It is well known that “first world” countries live outside of their means, and in a few hundred years, there will be severe shortages of resources.  Do you live sustainably?  What small changes can you make to reduce your carbon footprint and ensure that your family is healthy?

Being considerate (Live and let live)

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The lack of apex predators (like wolves, and tigers, and bears, oh my!) in our modern ecosystem often means that the major cause of mortality for most wildlife comes at our roadsides.  Have you ever hit a wild organism?  How did it make you feel?  Were you driving recklessly?

Letting things go (Live and let live)

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Often, we are faced with personal challenges in life where, in all actuality, our feelings mean nothing to the final outcome.  “Live and let live” may help us take that deep breath and move on.  Can you think of a time when you should have just let something go, but did not?  How did it turn out?  How should you have approached it instead?

Forgiveness in Wicca (Live and let live)

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Forgiveness is one of those values that is frequently cited as a Christian value, but unfortunately rarely followed in the real world. One of the overarching themes in Christianity, afterall, is the idea of being born again, having your sins forgiven, etc, etc. Do you try to emulate forgiveness in your life? Or do you think that people get what they deserve?