Thursday, September 8, 2016
Weekly Post H1
These question have been mulling around in my mind this week. Is there a standard of good and bad? What makes things “good” or “bad”? Who determines these standards? How do these standards affect everyday life?
And my response to these concepts is this: Our society today has a set standard to morals. These morals have developed our laws and responses to individuals breaking those laws. With that being said, a saying my mother always used to say to me comes to mind: perception is reality. What individuals perceive as wrong or immoral are innately wrong to them. In the same sense, individuals who perceive something as right find that idea to be morally sound. This is where I find that the grey area of good and bad come along. Take the idea of sex before marriage. There’s a group of religious folk who will vehemently push the abstinence concept. Then there are others who don’t really care what you do with your own body on your own time. To the latter group, this isn’t a moral inconsistency. But to the first group it’s a sin and therefore wrong. There is no accepted standard when it comes to this concept, and in turn that creates a lot of rifts in moral society and modern day thinking.