Monday, March 7, 2016

         Morality is our capacity to separate virtue from vice. It is our separation of ‘good’ or ‘right’ actions from ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ actions. In the larger society, morality is a formal body of behavioral principles derived from philosophy, religion, or culture. Your moral judgment has been shaped by these ideals, values, norms, laws, conventions, and customs.
         The roots of moral behavior are biological, not theological. Morality has evolved as part of the evolutionary process which perpetuates humanity. DNA has developed those traits which, over time, allowed our ancestors to successfully adapt to their environments, survive, and reproduce. During human evolution, the moral virtues of truth, honesty, unselfishness, and altruism have benefited group fitness and survival of the human species.
         Hate, anger, arrogance, and intolerance indeed contrast with love, peace, tolerance, humility, kindness, empathy, and compassion. Does your personal guiding morality contribute to a more just and peaceful world?

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