Morality is more important than human desires.
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Lack of morality in no way causes ruin. Mankind has always been immoral it is human nature. Immorality has led to on.ly good throughout history.
Human desire is the catalyst for all of progress throughout mankind's history.
Human desires for money lead to wealth creation and innovation. Desires for relaxation lead to convenience. Desires for conquest and dominance lead to advances in technology. All of these advances caused by mankind's desires have been a great benefit.
Finally, morality is a personal ideal. One man's morality is another's immorality.
It's foolish to say that it is beneficial to only teach people to follow their human desires. We need a basic moral guideline to teach people so they don't go out on drugs and constant sex and murder...
In the same way that you should not advocate a complete ban on all sex, drugs and killings, I do not advocate complete chaos when following human desires.
Without a desire for sex, there would be no children for the next generation.
Historically, drugs were used as recreational devices long before they were used for medicinal purposes.
Man's desire for drug induced effects has led to pain relief for medical patients.
Without a desire to kill and conquer, modern science would not exist. Without the desire to kill, much of technology would not be invented. I am of course talking about man's desire to kill for conquest in war - not to randomly cut people's heads off.
I am arguing that human desires are what causes people to be motivated to improve life.
For example, even something as simple as media formats was decided on what the porn industry preferred.
The bottom line is that desires cause progress. We are much better off having desires with the occasional crime than living without any desire for life and being like vegetables throughout life.
So, stop avoiding the question and get right to the point. Is it more important to teach morals to kids like no stealing and being honest? Or is it better to tell them they should just do whatever they want? That is what this debate is about.
Some people are timid and submissive. Others are violently aggressive.
Some are generous and altruistic. Others are stingy and self centered.
It is true that making those who have criminalistic tendencies conform to the middle road in behavior would benefit society.
However, if you chose to do make everyone conform to the same standards of behavior. The world will lose the natural instincts of generous people.
Thus, my point remains. People when left to their natural desires will lead to world improvement.
The real question is whether those desires can be fulfilled in a moralistic way. Do you agree?
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