Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Morality Of Ethics

The morality of ethics is an area where you must be realistic. Even if you are an idealist like me. The world is not all good or all bad. Not even the most corrupt person in the world will always make a decision that is self serving. On the other hand, Even the best and truest of men will disappoint you if given enough time. Does the media show bias? I say definitely. On the other hand, despite themselves they do write good articles too that benefit the community as a whole.

Utilitarianism is defined as: The ethical theory that all action should be directed toward achieving the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Some people take a utilitarian view of logic and ethics:

If the majority is helped it is good.
If the majority agree, it is moral.
If the majority do not care, it is not important.
If the majority believe a story, it is true
If a man commits an evil, act he is evil
If a man commits good acts, he is a good man

But I disagree.

The moral: Utilitarian ethics are simply lazy morality. It is your responsibility to be proactive with your own life, instead of counting on others to do the right thing, much less the best thing for you. Also, if you do not stand up for yourself, nobody is likely to do it for you. lol...I can't be everywhere at once!

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