Moralism: How right are we?

You and I think different, there’s no doubt about it. What is right according to me might not be so right according to you. There are so many choices we make on a daily basis, some small, others that can change our life, perhaps, forever. It used to kill me to know whether what i was choosing to do was justified or not. A few months back, I read these lines in one of the books my grandfather gave me:
“No question more urgent arises in the human mind and cleaves the heart so deeply as the question of what is right and what is wrong.
What we formulate as the ultimate purpose of existence determines the foundation upon which we build our definitions of good and bad.

 

Thus, of tantamount importance to the issue of ethics is the determination of our personal goal in life.”

That’s my answer right there. What we take as the ultimate purpose/goal in our lives, we tend to choose accordingly judging what is good or bad. It shouldn’t be of any surprise when people think and judge things differently than us, its just what makes us individuals with different definitions of how we want life to turn out to be.
What’s more? There’s a word to this. Moralism. I believe in it. According to Wikipedia it is defined as – a belief in morality for a reason other than religiosity. There is a group which clings to this idea and they define themselves as firm believers in the ideology that humans are instilled with innate moral characteristics, a quality unchangeable, only ignorable. They simply implore man to follow his or her morals to the greatest extent possible, and by doing so, not only create a utopian social cohesion, but also a chance in a possible heaven. I’m not sure you understand what exactly what I’m trying to say through this blog, I’m not trying to imply anything, but for some reason I just think we should abide by some morals and principles so that its easier for us to define our life, our-self.

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  • kshitij kokas

    That is one reason I feel it’s being good to yourself when you’re being judgmental towards people- saves you from so many questions. Makes life simpler. Although it might not always be fair onto others.

  • whatever help me keep sane. lol

  • Morality is not dependent on the “individual differences”…but the “choices” we make, as an “individual”, depends on our morals and principles….

  • I’d add to what Sugana wrote:
    Which brings us back to square one, on the platform where our mind and the minds of others intervene, ’cause “morals” are as individualistic as our thumb impressions, you seem to be a little confused in the former part of your blog but at the end, it hits hard.
    I like your perspective on things, it’s unique, refreshing and different.

    Ayush

  • Thanks Ayush. Ive tried to make my point.

  • Kant observes, “Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of happiness” 🙂
    Morals are definitely, I think, based our personal opinions. What is moral to some might be immoral to others. I think that people should do whatever they want to do, as long as they do no harm to others.

    After all, the Quran observes, “Hijaab should be in the eyes of the viewer.” 🙂

  • PS: Happy New Year 🙂

  • bull’s eye!
    And a Happy New Year to you!

  • “….. its just what makes us individuals with different definitions of how we want life to turn out to be.”

    A nice read. A nice thought. Simplistic. Puts across the message.

    Keep writing. Keep venting. Keep sharing.

    • Thanks a lot Sepulcher 🙂 Hope you like the recent changes made in my blogs.