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We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot lately, but seldom used correctly.
Personally, I believe that anything which benefits sentient living beings is moral, and anything which harms sentient living beings is immoral. That's what I live by, though of course (being human), not perfectly.
How about you? Do you live by a moral code? If so, what is it?
my thought is this...
if a person is not doing anything to hurt another, than they should be left alone. i don't tell people how to live, and i expect the same. i dissagree with people all of the time about politics, religion, etc. but, the base of my argument is, live and let live. we can dissagree and get along. i don't expect you to live your life according to my rules, and you should not expect me to live my life according to your rules.
i don't respect those who feel the need to try to take away another person's right to make up their own mind.
of course, what "harms" a person is what's up for debate. that's what happens when you get into a discussion about religion. i'm pro-choice, but i can see the case for pro-life. i'm pro-gay marriage, but the church sees that as a sin...which shapes a lot of people's points of view. some think that religion is a form of brainwashing, and therefore harmful to children exposed to it. some things get complicated by these kinds of thoughts.
all in all...live and let live. if your way of being is causing another misery, you might want to question your actions. however, if someone is miserable over your way of being just because they don't agree with it, perhaps they need to question themselves instead of you questioning yourself.
ha! untie that one.