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Jleebs # Posted on October 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Ethics vary among every society, race, and even genders. Social paradigms as well as the laws in our nation set the ethics code for right and wrong. Although so does human nature, Darwin said sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature, which is really a beautiful thing. I disagree with many of human ethics because we like to pick a choose. Morals shouldn’t be something where you can say “oh hey, it’s fine to kill every type of animal on the planet, but killing a human is just morbid.” Morals should be balanced. Nature always has a way of finding equilibrium and so should everything else. We’re an arrogant species and as a society we’ve been jaded by self interest, and dreams and goals that have been set up for us since we we’re born. The “American Dream”. In theory though, right and wrong doesn’t exist. But, there is always a consequence to an action and the consequence is what is favored as right or wrong, and from there we decide what actions are right and wrong. As for the good life, it should be of personal interest, but most people want what everyone else has, what we’re taught is the good life. That more is better, but the more you have doesn’t mean the happier you’ll be. To be happy, you only truly need the basic necessities. You won’t be any happier because you have a more expensive blanket to keep you warm. The hedonic treadmill is the fire that keeps consumerism alive though.