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Where do you get your morals from?

Becca 3 Feb 12

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I get mine at Kmart..

Lololol..they're placed between the beets & creamed corn.

@Stevil sooo what's Wrong with Beets? You got an issue with Beets?..What have they(Beets) done to deserve such distaste on your part? What's wrong with you Bub?

@Stevil oh I can't consume them whole..but you don't have a problem drinking their precious bodily fluids?..that just ain't right..( nashes teeth in your general where abouts)

@Stevil so you're a "beet" generation person?

@TjallTjallOUTLK Lololololololololol


Rationality, empathy and compassion. It all comes from my own mind, nobody and nothing determines who you are.


Empathy is the only thing to get morality from. The biological struggle of life does not include or promote morality.


My father taught me to be empathetic and moral.

Gohan Level 7 Feb 13, 2018

Empathy and pragmatism.


Our moral intuitions are clearly a result of evolution. There are two pillars to our moral framework: Empathy and Reciprocity. From Empathy we arrive at the Golden Rule and from Reciprocity we arrive at our sense of Justice or Fairness. Other primates and monkeys demonstrate these basic behaviors. We most certainly don't get our morals from a book, otherwise we'd still keep slaves, stone Sabbath breakers and put to death homosexuals.


Where everyone else gets them from: societal interactions and negotiations. Most of us want to live in a civil society; morality is how people decide to get along over the long haul. That which sustainably promotes stability and civility is encouraged; that which doesn't, is discouraged -- through a combination of promising / providing / threatening / withholding social reciprocity, laws and penal systems, symbols, taboos, etc. All guided by mirror neurons / empathy. Not just empathy for others generally, but for a particular special other -- our future selves. We have the ability to imagine future benefits and so to defer gratification, to suffer and even die in the service of a better life for ourselves and our loved ones.


Sesame Street


I think I had quite a good grounding in manners I was a youngster in 1952 playing out in the road (few cars and they were going slow) the older girls would make the games and we would just join in everything -and we also played (illicitly) in a bombed tennis court that had grown wild climbed trees etc. I think post war London suburbs were full of children because of repopulating post war- We ran wild but had our own rules I was taught to always be polite to anyone who knocked at the door and invite them in - to say 'please' thankyou' and 'may I leave the table please?' I was also taught that no matter how rough someone looked we were to be polite.Apart from that we were pretty ferrule and left to look out for ourselves. Sent out to play in the morning and called in at night (adn aways told not to go near the bombsite)


Common sense.



I get mine from any handy place ... and if you don't like them I can always find some others. (Thanks Groucho)


I get mine from my parents, family, friends, neighborhood, society, and the world at large.


Too much empathy makes them essential to my own well being.


Knowing right from wrong.


I believe our morals are innate. People can go against human nature and "do it anyway," but that's what I believe.


I don't know how really moral my moral is, neither can I discard or deny strong religious and social influences in forming it.

This a subject worthy of tomes, maybe complete libraries, but we try to summarize it in 140 characters. Because of religious and cultural divides, we do not have an absolute moral code, but one is very much needed. Religious people - of some religions more than others - commit murder in the name of their god. Thus religion is not the answer. The empathy alluded to in the link is not an answer either. Empathy is by nature selective.


Friends, family, surrounding culture.

In Haiti, I had different morality specs for each social group.
For instance, rural Haitians don't believe in one person having ownership of anything (communal sharing), don't think of time as we do, don't have monogamy in their culture, think of clothes as optional, etc.

Therefore, stealing, being two hours late, sleeping around, going naked, etc., are expected, and usually ignored.


I pretty much practice the golden rule thing. More because it feels like the right way to help create a better society than because of any other reason.


Combination of my genetics my environment,and culture,


I feel a lot of them are logic based. Not being an asshole is a logical way to be


There's a little shop of morals just down the road from me which is handy and though seemingly expensive there still way cheaper in the long run than being a sheep. sorry sheep.


You know the old jumbo gumball machines? Those are now being refilled with morals. 5 cents for a moral for you, 5 cents for a moral for you, everyone gets a moral for 5 cents!

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