Why are we in need of social morality? Why do individuals need to start following
social morality, even if they feel they are already moral? Turn on you television
to the local news and you will see it. We are not getting along and living together
as a society, in fact we are slowly tearing society apart. Why is this, because we
don't follow social morality.
We must admit we are rational intelligent thinking human beings,
and as a rational thinking beings, we must ask ourselves, "Are we acting morally?". As we have
merged into a global-society, there is a need for a global system of morals and
values. Even if you believe you are acting morally, think about all your actions
in a given day, "Is every action moral?". Is it possible your morals might have
become slightly skewed? As rational beings we are bound to follow a system of
morals and values, but are we truly thinking about our morals and values.
Why would a rational being not want to live in a society where they are valued as
an integral member, and not as some means to an ends. In our creation of a
disposable society, the lives, thoughts, and emotions of human beings have also
become disposable, as well as anything within our grasp.
During times of great tragedy and suffering we will treat each other morally, and
come together as a community, a large society, to help each other. However, as a
society, in experiences with those we meet during the day, we treat each other
immorally. We treat each other as disposable means to selfish ends. Most people
in some regards are "in it for themselves", asking "how does it benefit
me?", not knowing that if it benefits society, it benefits every individual.
We are constantly bombarded with media images that sustain a society with a lack
of morals. Though there is the first amendment, an individual has to be moral.
"Just because you can say it, doesn't mean you should say it". Even in the mist
of negative images, we can still see examples where society is screaming out for
social morality. It is evident in songs, movies, and other media.
As a global-society, we have no morals and values to govern our actions, so we
are unable to get along as a society, much less a global-society. With free will,
we choose who we are moral to, and the rest we treat immorally. We currently live
in a society driven by survival of the fittest, and usually the most fit has an
ends based in money. Society has become, if it makes a person happy it is morally
right. We need to start seeing that what benefits one of us, benefits all of us,
since we are all globally linked.
Look at where we have come as a society and what it is doing to our society? We
live in a time when people no longer have a society based system of morals, and as
a global-society we act immorally. Nobody lives isolated by themselves, so
everyone as part of this global-society needs to follow the same system of morals
and values. Everyone can admit we are globally connected, what happens in one part
of the world has an effect on the rest of the world, and as such we are globally
connected. As a global-society we need to get back to a system of morals that
every rational being can follow, social morality.
Most people may feel they already follow a system of morals and values, but what
is the ultimate motivation? Most people will do good if it benefits them, instead
of doing good for the sake of being moral. As rational intelligent thinking human
beings, we ought to behave morally.
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