“Human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it.”
What is morality?
The word “morality” often seems like a word that’s “wrong” to even bring up nowadays.
So why is that?
Well, maybe the way things are in modern times, the whole issue of “morality” is as confusing as it ever has been in the history of the planet . . . not that we’re JUDGING it or anything
But still . .. .
What is it in movies that makes the good guys, “good”?
And what is it in movies that makes the bad guys, “bad”?
Maybe asking questions like this are wrong .. . .
So the key question is still sitting there way in the back corner of our brains, quietly asking: how should we live? And why?
These days, the most “simple” and “obvious” questions often seem to get harder and harder to answer. Around the world today, hundreds of cultures and moral codes are colliding into a kind of moral casserole, and many of us disagree on such fundamental things as “how to act” and “how to treat each other” . . . almost to the point that almost everyone almost needs a daily class in diplomacy to keep up with it all. Still, few people seem to be aware of the extent and depth of confusion and disagreement on these basic issues.
Is morality all about agreeing to something even if you don’t wish for it to happen in the first place? Personal or professional, morality can be twisted to serve the purpose. There is no short cut to success, if you are honest and sincere, morality surfaces on its own. Ethics and the will to stand up for something is important. You don’t go around cutting others roots for your own benefit. The line of morality is drawn by an individual, the concept is individualistic. For me along with morality, hard work, guts, sincerity and perseverance are the key to success. Having said that basic ethics and feelings do come in the bracket of hard work.
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