It is also one of the saddest most pathetic things I have ever read on a forum. Not You Treo, do not think for an instant that I am directing this at you , I am not. But about the people around you. The people that have led you to believe that no one actually follows either of those codes of conduct.
They are codes of conduct not philosophy, but with your experience you would not know that.
My grand father lived by both those codes to the letter and he was not even a Christian. As did my father. I would like to think I have as well, but that is for others to judge. Not me. I do know, I believe in them and live up to them to the best of my abilities. Just as I know my wife and children live by those codes of conduct. So does every single one of my bro's and friends. It is why I think and act as I do. Bushido and the Ten Commandments, ARE NOT wonderful philosophies of life that no one actually follows.
Rather Bushido and the Ten Commandments outline a wonderful way to live.