longings and yearnings
April 2, 2009 5:03pm CST
I have these longings and yearnings which contrasend the established morality of the society that I live in. yearnings which I feel are altruistic and in good faith but which nevertheless are against the norms of a society which actually can be hypocritical. Hypocritical because every thinking being has thoughts which are inadmissible to society at large but which infact well most of us have. it only becomes wrong if I try to express them or act on them, in which case I am bad. so is it wrong to have these thoughts or does it just become wrong if they are expressed. if having these longings, thoughts and yearnings is bad and everyone has them then a majority of the world is bad, but if it the only expressing of these feelings and thoughts which makes one liable to censure then it is hypocritical. and what does one do if these thoughts come to mind, unbidden, all of the times? Thoughts anyone
2 Apr 09
Being inadmissable to society does not necessarily make them wrong. Sometimes society's prohibitions are wrong. Sometimes they are right. It boils down to each of us coming to a personal morality which may or may not agree with the cultural norm. As far as I'm concerned, as long as that personal morality is based on something like the concept, "An it harm none, do as you will", then it's alright with me. Lash
• United States
2 Apr 09
You are a little to vague in your question, if you are looking for a blanket answer if you know it is wrong on a moral level then you know the answer. There is a reason you feel the way you do about these things and it is not because society deems them wrong it is because you do.
3 Apr 09
Maybe. Some things are common morality issues to many cultures but many so called morality issues are widely different. Just because society has deemed something to be immoral does not mean it is unless you define morality as solely something society says is wrong. If you do that then it becomes hard to explain why an issue is immoral in one society and not in another. Is it really immoral or is it just that some people want the practice stopped so they decide that everyone must do as they think. In that case then it is nothing to do with morality and everything to do with control.