Right And Wrong.

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“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

The refrain in the above song:

Right and wrong, do you know the difference
Right and wrong, do you know the difference
Between the right and the left and the east and the west
What you know and the things that you’ll never see.

 

This topic was suggested again by gaelikaa, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently nine of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that effort.  The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order,  AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, Padmum, Pravin,  Shackman and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, or not at all this week, do give some allowance for that too!

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22 Responses to Right And Wrong.

  1. wisewebwoman says:

    A moving target.

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  2. Different people often have different values so here’s bound to be some disagreement.
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  3. Ursula says:

    Morally there are immutable laws of what is right and what is wrong. Bred in the bone. No intellectual contortion/justification/bullshitting makes a wrong right.

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    • To a large extent you are right. It is in the lesser values or more accurately, the so called lesser values that societal differences can cause problems. Let us take euthanasia for instance. It creates two diametrically opposite reactions.

  4. bikehikebabe says:

    Wouldn’t life be simple if there was a Right Way?

  5. Why do we bother, then?

  6. Yup, there are no rights or wrongs. Only some shades of truth in form of our own way.
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  7. Mother says:

    Perfect quote!
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  8. nick says:

    What is right and what is wrong is so much a matter of personal opinion, isn’t it? So much depends on the circumstances, the local culture, people’s mental and emotional needs, etc etc. All we can do is think about a situation from all angles and decide what seems to be the best course of action. Of course we’ll often miscalculate, but better that than just following the herd without thinking at all.
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  9. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    This is an extremely philosophical matter. I don’t agree with Nietzsche though, which points to a radical sort of relativism that rejects any moral standards.
    Deep down we know what is right and what is wrong, but what happens is that we let our personal interests get in the way of the analysis/judgement. For instance, we all know that corrosive corruption is wrong and yet many of us yield to it out of personal interest – is this condemnable, yes or no?
    When is it justifiable to place our personal interests ahead of those of the community, of the majority? Is this analysis subject to a circumstance or not? Ahhh, we could be in this forever.

    I would say, that relativism (like with all things) when excessive is dangerous. Nevertheless, it is important to be flexible in order to keep the equilibrium of things. 🙂

    Cheers
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