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What is morality?

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Curtis Rhodes on May 11, 2018

Moral response is the force of "how to be" in this human existence. "How to BE" is the force of "being" in this world. As we exist. How we should be, is the question of what it means to be moral. The moral would be the question of human existence, "what is the best way to "be" or live? The life, Death, right, Wrong, Good, Evil are concepts used in morality to describe the extreme opposites or dualities. Morality tries to define these concepts. Can they be defined? Or was it something that human beings created? Who really knows? Moral response comes in the form of sympathy, empathy, moral philosophy and adopting laws and traditions, is what regulates our behavior. Moral response is the highest standard of human behavior. But you may not understand what is moral before you understand human behavior and what is good and what is right. It is also based on the self-understanding, because if you do not understand yourself, you will not be able to understand others, their behaviour and the nature of the human being. It is human nature that creates what we are and our standards of behavior. All behavior is judged based on how well or how poorly it fulfills our basic and higher human responsibilities. These obligations are presented in the form of human instincts such as the sexual impulse, the maternity or parental instincts, self-preservation and others which create all of our most important daily and life-long goals of behavior. These instinctual drives, forces, feelings and their accompanying mental yearnings are satisfied or fulfilled through the proper behaviors which are pre-designed to relinquish them. The proper behaviors that fulfill these human responsibilities in turn lead to new, higher goals to fulfill, to complete. However, what about human emotions? They are designed as our unthinking signs and indicators as to how well or how poorly we are fulfilling our human instinctual obligations. Our instincts create all of our responsibilities and goals in life and our emotions help to guide the objectives. This is the reason or purpose of the instincts and emotions of being part of the human design. What is good fulfills human instinctual obligation on a base level of the individual, in the narrowest scope of the here and now. Right behavior fulfills human instinctual obligation not just for the individual but for others affected by their words and actions. Those affects last for a longer period of time. What is moral is the behavior that fulfills human instinctual responsibility of oneself and of others affected by the behavior for a longer period of time, preferably a lifetime. That is good, it complies with the instinct, self preservation. The need to keep warm, dressed and fed. The right thing is to comply with the requirements of comfort, well-being and social acceptability, all facets of that instinct for oneself and ones family and neighbors. What would be moral is to comply with the same duties to self, family, neighbors, community and others who benefit from the people, the words, actions and behaviors. Where the base instinctive of the requirements will cause the person to seek immediate gratification, the higher, moral goals would have to create lasting fulfillment. This is a very simple explanation of a very complex answer. . In its most basic form, morality is the ethical code of conduct an individual follows that distinguishes "right" from "wrong". Depending on the culture or society in question, the moral and ethical codes may vary. Some people rely on religious doctrines to define their morality, while others take a more pragmatic approach. There are also individuals who take morality to an extreme and force their ethical views on others; along with that, people can also disregard and reject morality as a whole (nihilism) because they view it as a hindrance to their lives. Essentially, morality has no direct, objective definition and even if it does, the people it is likely that the value of its own reasoning on the second. Everyone defines morality and ethics differently, based on anecdotal events, spiritual beliefs, and subjectivity. Something that can be "moral" to one person (e.g., abstinence) would be "immoral" to another, due to discrepancies between the two. However, it is difficult to define the moral, because in fact, you are the one who defines for himself. If you're right or wrong, though... That depends on the perspective. Think about the consequences of what we say and do has on the world and others. To treat and eliminate their selfish motives.


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