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How can one achieve purity?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1137points) January 24th, 2014

Do you think it’s possible at all or do all of us just lose our purity as soon as we grow up?‎

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Rarebear's avatar

What do you mean by “purity”?

Seek's avatar

It’s my understanding that things are pure unless they are tainted. So in that case, “pure” would be the default setting.

If something is “purified”, that means that all the extra stuff, the “impurities” have been removed.

As far as I’m aware, the only thing that claims to be able to reach into the past and “purify” people is religion. And I’m pretty certain there’s no way to verify human purity like you can a pint of water.

syz's avatar

It sounds like you’re equating purity with infancy or childhood. What does purity mean to you?

Juels's avatar

I think people start out pure and just go downhill from there. I doubt purity can be regained after it is lost.

If you were referring to a different kind of purity, then please explain.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

By being true to one’s self.

Be intellectually honest.

Form and confirm your own opinions.

Make up your own mind.

PhiNotPi's avatar

I suppose that the only way to be “pure” is to be “innocent” or even “naïve.” People are pure upon birth, and they lose purity as they learn about the world. Once a person is no longer pure, the only way to regain purity is probably to erase their memory.

LornaLove's avatar

You could live with a pure heart. No malice to others, honest intentions. This would be ageless I reckon.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’d have to know what you mean by purity? I can be sweet or I can be totally debauched, and both can come from a pure spot in my heart. Can you process that?

cookieman's avatar

When you say ‘purity’, do you mean ‘innocence’ ??

If so, I’ll have to consult Don Henley.

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