Q – Where Do you Fall on the Morality Scope?

Q – Where Do you Fall on the Morality Scope?

Do you act as you do because you have a feeling inside you, an instinct that tells you to behave a certain way? Is it because you’re religious? Is it your cultural or familial view that teaches you to behave a certain way? Is it something you ponder a lot? Or are you a wing and prayer kind of person?

Do you act as you do because certain people are around you? Perhaps you want to impress them? Or at least not upset them?

Is it different between a parent or sibling, an SO or a one-nighter?

Where does the concept of what is right or wrong lie? Is it in the intention to act, the act or the consequences of the act? Is it being able to stop yourself from misbehaving?

Is it more important to you that you would be excommunicated from your faith group, disowned by family or that you would go to prison if found out?

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Most people fall somewhere within these many choices. Depending on who is watching and also how serious the issue at hand is. But we all test boundaries, right? So when does that leave being a natural thing we all do or a person who has no self control and needs to be reined in?

Consequentialism refers to those moral theories which hold that the consequences of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgment about that action (or create a structure for judgment. From a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence. This view is often expressed as the aphorism, The ends justify the means .

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