Think about it. If I am generous, I am doing something for someone else, but if I don't do something for someone else, I will have a guilty conscience, and therefore in being selfless, I am being selfish because I don't want the feeling of guilt. So is selflessness an essentially meaningless word? Are we all being selfish, and doing generous things to erase the feeling of guilt?
Also, are morals able to exist only because the feeling of guilt exists? Have we felt progressively less guilty about things over time? Does technology advancement factor into this? It wasn't long ago that humanity embraced the idea of chivalry and honour, fighting fair, but then, all of a sudden, poison gas, total war, etc. The moral code of war has been degrading ever since.
What do you guys think? I literally have nothing better to think about, so I might as well hear some opinions.
Deep thoughts (I need a hobby): 4/24/2015 03:44:25
That was great, Thomas. As for instruments, I play an alto sax, but it gets old. I think I might pick up drawing. I guess I could make money off it, so it's all good. Thank you all for recommending hobbies!
Deep thoughts (I need a hobby): 4/29/2015 03:35:35