Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What is Morality to You?!

What is morality to you? Is it something that your parents taught you or something that the society imposed? What really is morality?

Wikipedia states that "Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and those that are bad (or wrong)."

So who decides what is wrong and what is right?? Is it our conscience or do our friends, family, society, workplace, peer group who decides for us? What is morality to you? 

 I am what I want to be. The world doesn't decide that for me.

Morality, and this is my personal view only, is the inherent feeling governed by a sense of right and wrong and differs from individual to individual. I don't allow people to govern my life, and what is moral to me may not be the same for you. Let us agree to disagree. After all isnt this a democratic world?

 Let us Agree to Disagree

Lets say your ideas of morality does not match mine? What do you do? Will you judge me? Will you tag me branding me "whore" "slut" or hurl any other obscenities at me? 

How do you call a person a slut? Let me guess, a person who sleeps around without any qualms about emotional entanglements, the person who one sleeps with changes with the change in season and sometimes faster than that and is often what we mean when we call a slut right? Then how is a slut different from a person who hops from a person to another, sleeps around with abandon and moves on not caring about the person left behind or the travails she/he goes through? Or does sleeping around for monetary benifit or for that promotion or extra favors that brands a person a slut? Would you consider a girl falling in love with say a married man and submitting herself completely to him, but moving away realizing the enormity of the situation not wanting to complicate things. So what comprises morality? Sleeping with people for the right reasons or sleeping with the right people?

Have opinions, let others have the space to have theirs

If you ask me, people have their own opinions, all of them are right, to each his own. But the point here is to not judge someone not knowing what made their situation is. You can only judge a person if you are his/her shoes. No two fingers in our hand is the same, how we react to a situation is different, depending upon the kind of person we are. We have a right to do what we want to our life but we donot have a right to judge or question the morality of another person. And if we dare to judge another soul, then we need to make sure we donot have have skeletons in our closet to be judged back as well. Spare a thought to the quote below and tell me What is Morality to you?

Don't judge me till you walk a mile in my shoes or live a day in my life.


RiĆ  said...

Exactly...Different Strokes for Different Folks. But unfortunately a lot of ppl judge others without knowing their circumstances and thats something that I really despise. Or may be its human nature to judge others based on what we think is right or wrong...coz its all relative.

Blahblaholic ♥ © said...

This is so true. If only everybody thought this way, or at least understood this, it would be such a better place!
And yes, unless you live my life, you do NOT know how it is!

@Tales of her and by her.
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akanksha said...

Exactly my point! In today's world, everyone has his/her own rights and wrongs. What may be right for one, could be wrong for another.

So, instead of judging, the best thing is to do what you feel is right, without bothering about what other people have to say.

No can judge another person truly, as he/she doesn't know what struggle the person being judged has gone through.