Oh yes, the idea of morality can be seen as a paradox to humanity. There's been a lot mulling around in my mind lately on morality and why humanity is having such a hard time right now in the world. We live in a world with clandestine war, famine, a first world that neglects the third world, the decisions of others carry more weight than our own, and by golly we still aren't making much progress on getting out into space.
Yet life isn't really that bad for those of us in the first world. I'm pretty poor, but I'm still very thankful for the things that I have. I understand now how the first world has vastly different rules to live by than the third world. The first world is a battle of ideas, and since that's where we place our focus it certainly feels like a battle to most of us. That's why we're all so passionate about what we believe and how we think things should go, because we are all living by everyone else's rules.
We look towards government to help us protect those who are less fortunate, yet when confronted with the actual problem, we feel like we can do nothing about it. More importantly, when we're the ones that require help, we look towards others to fix those problems for us. There are certain situations where you can't dig yourself out. But there are just as many situations where you can, if you only do the work.Read More