Q – Moral development and codes – But which do I put highest? Kant vs Utilitarianism and Libertarianism
Many people have several moral codes or law sets they try to live by:
- their faith institution
- their country’s
- their neighbourhood
- their family
- their work/ professional ethics….
But some come into conflict,
and others are things we tolerate to belong. Not because we believe them or they serve us well (life goals, interests).
And some even exclude us.
ie. if you are LGBTQ+, kinky, poly
Some have excluded us before, but now seem to be more open. Do we forget, forgive the history in the hope they get it now? Or do we keep a hand back when we greet them because they might revert?
Maybe the best form of morality is internalized. We do things, live a certain way because that is who we are. But are we willing to risk going to jail? Or be diagnosed as mentally ill for having odd thoughts, behaviours and risk being medicated and/or being hospitalized?