Absolutist Ethics: The Golden Rule

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Everything we do is insignificant. I mean, think about... They’re over seven thousand one hundred and twenty-five billion people in the world and everyone one of them is asking and will be asking four basic question through the course of their lives. Who am I, why am I here, what is wrong with the world and how can what is wrong be made right. While we may not say them out loud, it is in the soul of every person to wrestle with them. Allow me to answer them: Number one, you are an ACCIDENT. You are a mistake. You are a glorified ape. You are what happens when a condom breaks or when your simple minded of a father forgets to pull out. You are the result of a random evolutionary process. That’s it. No reasons, no purpose. You are the pathetic…show more content…
At any given time in history, however, philosophers and theologians and even politicians have and claimed that they have discovered that the best way to evaluate human actions and establish the most righteous code of conduct. You see, life is far too messy and complicated for there to be anything like a universal morality and an absolutist ethics. I know what you are thinking, “What about the concept of the Golden Rule?” The golden rule is great and all, treating everyone like you would like to be treated. But it disregards moral autonomy and leaves no room for the imposition of justice.In other words, we fucked up. Not just a little bit, but we fucked up big time. We fucked up so bad, we can’t fix it. So all we do is adapt. At the least, we can say that morality is nonexistent while acknowledging that our sense of right and wrong will change over…show more content…
I laid motionless on the bed, on the pile of mess that is my room and a representation of my life. I closed my eyes and reopened them, hoping to see something different appear on the clock. Another realization came to me as I remained in the bed. It's a lonely and sad place to exist because all I do is exist, I do not live, I do not know how to or what it's like to be just normal. I get angry at myself for feeling the way I do because I know it’s not a normal behavior.Every day I would find a new lie to tell
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