OK, I’m gonna get all comparative ethics on you…
Daisy posted Anton LaVey’s Satanic Rules of the Earth up on her own site a while back and I commented that I liked them all right, but thought I could do better. So, some of these are worked up from LaVey, some of these are mine.
The Thirteen Stevic Rules of the Earth…
The FIVE LAWS OF FRIENDSHIP and OBLIGATION
Give your friendship generously to those you like and admire, and ask honestly for the same in return. To these people are your true obligations.
You should make a reasonable effort to ensure that you count your family as your friends, but in such cases where they clearly are not your friends, then you have no obligations to family members other than your own children.
To dislike particular people is honourable. Do not befriend or keep the company of people you dislike, if you can reasonably avoid it.
Do not complain about something or someone to which you need not subject yourself, nor listen to the needless complaints of others. Similarly, do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked, and expect the same of others.
Countries, religions and all other groupings of people based on ideas are illusory. They may be useful means to ends but they are not binding. In many cases, they are attempts to create obligations for you based on abstract ideas rather than on real friendships. These are false obligations. You have no true obligations to ideas.
The TWIN LAWS of TERRITORY and DEFENCE
Each person has a right to personal territory, and a right to be unharmed and unhindered within that territory, and they may reasonably defend themselves within it.
Open territory exists as a place where no-one holds personal territory. For a person to claim this space as his or her own is an aggression towards all others, and in such cases this territory may be defended temporarily, as though it were personal territory.
The FOUR LAWS of RIGHTS and KNOWLEDGE
Each person has the right to act reasonably in order to fulfil their desires, based upon their knowledge of the world at that time.
Older people do not know more about the world than anyone else and are not exempt from the laws of territory unless they are disabled by age. Many old people are simply people who have had more practice at being stupid than others.
Little children do not know any less about the world than anyone else. However, their ability to achieve their desires is less than others, and they are exempt from the laws of territory and must be protected within the territory of adults until such a time as they can reasonably be expected to fend for themselves.
People who are mentally or physically disabled may have impairments to their ability to achieve their desires. They may be exempt from some of the laws of territory, and in such cases, must be protected to some degree within the territory of capable adults.
The TWIN LAWS of ENVIRONMENT
Do not harm animals unless it is in self defence or for you food (sorry, you vegos. I love meat.)
If you pollute the environment you must remediate it with your own actions. Therefore, do not pollute the environment to the extent that it cannot be remediated by your own actions.