right-or-wrong

What is with this new school of thought :: there-is-no-such-thing-as-right-or-wrong.. and that its all based on perception…
My first reaction to such an argument is… Bleh ! πŸ˜›

If you believe in God, this is a no-brainer.. This blog is for those who don’t.

Following is my take on few of the arguments that the followers of this school of thought make:

Argument # 1: Everyone is selfish… What’s wrong with that ?

No, everyone is not selfish.. You want me to give an example… Ha, that’s an easy one, your Mom πŸ™‚
Now one of my lunch buddies would have dealt with this argument by saying that, “ThatsΒ  an exception.” (His typical reply when he finds someone having a different school of thought than his)

Oh okay, so here the list goes: Your Best Friend, Your Mentor, Your Dog, Your Favorite Teacher etc etc. Oh !Β for me, Jesus tops the list πŸ˜€ These are the people whom you cherish and love to talk about… They are honest, they love you and they would have done something for you which made them so special.

Now imagine that most of the people around you are good and helpful. Won’t the world be a better place to be in ? Or may be imagine not so good people around you ?? Any thoughts honey ??

Argument # 2: How can one decide what is wrong and what is right ?

Sweetie, I am quite hopeful that you might have something know as conscience inside you. Remember ??
Okay, now here is how you can use it. Ernest Hemingway once said, “So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

In simple words, if your actions harm or hurt any fellow being, its wrong. And if they benefit fellow beings, ITS ?? RIGHT !! Very Good πŸ™‚
(And I do believe that during such a categorization some actions will surely fall in the grey area. We can focus on those actions sometime later).

And ofcourse, there might be few people who gain sadistic pleasure out of wrongdoings.. We call them PSYCHOPATHS.

I understand that a lot of bad things are being done in the name of righteousness. But as my lunch buddy says, those are all exceptions πŸ˜› Okay, on a serious note, bad actions produce bad fruit even if, its a priest who does it.

If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right. But that just shows how weak you are (all spirituality, all upbringing, all experiences down in the drain). If there was no distinction between right and wrong, do you think that this world would have existed this long ?? Think about it πŸ™‚