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Morality Question
on: December 23, 2010, 12:54

Is it morally correct to care for your own needs and turn away someone in need?

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Re: Morality Question
on: December 24, 2010, 13:11

LivingLife asked:

>>Is it morally correct to care for your own needs and turn away someone in need?>>


My own sense is that morality is never an either or affair.

When morality becomes a set of rules, or even guidelines by which the individual attempts to regulate, control or order the ethical side of their being, it loses its living immediacy and relevance. Morality is a free-floating attitude of goodwiil towards self, others and life in general. It is guided by one's inner intelligence and human-heartedness, rather than by any pre-determined set of values – however noble, pure or well-intended. Morality lies at the core of our human development, always seeking and tentatively searching out the most appropriate response to any situation.

So, morality founded within the deepest response of our human potential can never be right or wrong. Our response may be more or less appropriate, but there is no ultimate point from which the consequences of our moral behavior could be valued or judged. All we can do is to remain as open and free from dogma and rule-bound behavior as possible, and see what comes out. And this includes our moral responses to situations.

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