I do believe I have mentioned my views on morals in the past, but I have never made a full post dedicated to my position on morals. Basically I believe that morals are subjective. There is no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – at least not in an objective sense. ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ are merely human words – human creations. Same goes for terms such as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, or ‘evil’ or of course, ‘moral/immoral’. Tell me, is there any scientific proof or say, a mathematical formula that proves morals exist? Is there some kind of equation that shows ‘X is immoral’ or ‘Y is moral’? No, there is not. Why? Because science, which is based on objectivity – is emotionless. Science does not depend on emotion – morals do. Morals are based entirely on emotions. How X action makes a person feels determines if X action will be viewed as moral or immoral by that person. If an action upsets a person, then that action will be viewed as being immoral. If an action pleases a person, then it will be viewed as being moral. And of course, what pleases/diseases people varies from person to person, thus indicating the subjectivity of morals.
What upsets me is when people act as if morals truly are naturally good or bad. As if there really is some ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ characteristic inherently sewn into an action or thought. There is not. An action is simply an action. A thought is simply a thought.
Morals are just concepts created by an advanced consciousness. Humans love to categorize and arrange things – they want everything to be organized and meaningful. Hence they developed ‘morals’ – sets of rules that other humans must live by in order to ‘fit in’.
Most of the ‘morals’ that people abide by are pathetic. They simply believe what they are told to believe and follow them through. A person who follows the morals of others is too weak and too stupid to think for themselves. They need other people to tell them how to act. They need other people to tell them what is right and what is wrong. They need guidance – they cannot handle the responsibility of creating their own moral code. They cannot think for themselves and indeed, they hate the thought of thinking for themselves. Thinking for oneself is a dangerous game, and one that does not always result in comforting answers. No – it is much easier to simply accept what you’ve been told than to think for yourself – and this is of course where morals come in. Where people tell you what is right and wrong and you believe them because its easier than actually contemplating on how fragile ethics are.
And of course what I advocate for is creating ones own moral code! Since morals are subjective, you might as well create a moral code that is in line with your own desires. You might as well follow your own code that will work to your benefit.
Or perhaps you do not want a moral code at all. That is fine too. Have no morals whatsoever. Be absolutely free from even your own restrictions. It is a challenge but nonetheless a possibility.
Overall, I believe morals are subjective and that ultimately you are free to create your own ideals on what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ (and you should).