Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

Aspects of my personal "Philosophy of Morality"

In a thread elsewhere in LJ, the following was posted:
Pfft. Like anybody actually enjoys being moral. We enjoy the fruits of morals (like not getting mugged repeatedly) but the act of self-restraint and consideration is rarely enjoyable. You don't have to like it, you just have to know how to do it.

I pondered over it for a while, and responded with:

I disagree. Self-restraint and consideration is often enjoyable, both in themselves, and in the "fruits of the harvest" that come from having self-restraint and consideration, to people who have the ability and inclination to think things through!

Having a very short time horizon combined with an attitude of indulgence results in a life experience that is full of poverty, loneliness, and physical disability.

This aspect of existence is a feature, not a bug.

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