And the Mortal Moral of the Story is…

The people who sold you their morals are mortal and will die, leaving you holding the baby.

They’re dead now. But that’s not as bad as it seems, for them anyway, for you…

The baby didn’t belong to them, and since they’re dead they can’t tell you where they got it from…

…you haven’t checked yet to see if it’s a boy or a girl because that might be considered a bad thing for a stranger to do to a child even if things are getting very stinky and the child seems to be in distress, so you can only call it an it.

It doesn’t seem to have any visible socially acceptable to view, easy to reach and read, labels on it to help you return it to sender, which you’d love to do as you’re sure someone somewhere is missing it.

And you really aren’t ready yet to look after it yourself.

What’s that you hear off in the distance? Sirens? They’re getting closer… maybe it’ll pass. No, no… it seems to have stopped right outside your door.

They, the moral majority, are not going to understand or believe you about anything and everything…

if only you had some bathwater, it would be very useful right now, but…

KNOCK Knock! K-NOCK K-NOCK! Knock knock…

The Knock is here…

c’mon, they’re waiting for you…

to ask: “Who’s there?”

   

  

Was Kant a can or a can’t?

Hastily written in response to Fandango’s Provocative Question #3:

FPQ: Is morality objective or is it subjective? If you believe it’s objective, what is its source. If you believe it’s subjective, how do you know whose concept of morality is correct?

What do you think will happen next?

Feel free to finish the story…

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.”


― Immanuel Kant, Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose


5 thoughts on “And the Mortal Moral of the Story is…

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  1. Ugh! An idealist! Ugh! I don’t know! I don’t care. I only care about the right here and right now, because there is so much to do and continue to carry on with. With hypotheticals I will always kill shit, that way I can move on with my day in a much faster and efficient way. If it is indeed real and I was stuck with a baby I didn’t want? I would begrudgingly accept the baby and attempt find some other sucker to look after it.

    I have been told I am a psychopath because I don’t care, it’s more important to me to do the least amount of work possible. I like to do stuff I WANT TO do, not what I am forced to do. And I usually am very happy giving. But I like to work to my own timetable, you know?

    Thanks for knocking my door, I find bells to be very intrusive. But necessary when there is a schedule and plan that is time dependent! LOL

    PS everything is subjective. There is no objective. Because you can never know the truth that occurs behind the blacks and whites of ones’ eyes.

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    1. Love your comment, brilliant as always 😀

      Haha! I also get an Ugh! feeling come over me when I spot an idealist, particularly the rigid, narrow-minded, perfectionist type of idealists who crush the fun out of life and living with their idealism.

      You don’t come across as a psychopath, especially not after I read your post where you spoke about your approach towards your students – your levels of cognitive empathy are very high, and put into practical practice.

      However I can see why someone might call you a psychopath – you do have a giant aura of the unknown about you, and the unknown tends scare the crap out of people. What do people do when they’re faced with an unknown which is scaring the crap out of them? They slap it with a label to make it go away.

      The plus side is, at least you know who to not bother spending time with, which frees up your schedule to spend time with those who find you lovely, fun, inspiring, those who embrace the unknown and share their own unknowns with you 😉

      ps. My science crush of the moment is this theory via The Atlantic magazine: The Case Against Reality – A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

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      1. Oh my goody goody gum drops. I had a squiz at the link you sent me and *fist bump YESSS* some one fucking gets it.
        nothing fucking matters at all. truth and lies are but the same thing for it is the power of words to manipulate perceptions. WE ARE ALL FALLIBLE AND CORRUPTIBLE. How can I speak with such certainty? For I am just exactly the same as every other person. I AM A PERSON. I just don’t like poo. Poo is the worst. And poo is better OUTSIDE of you than INside.
        I don’t think there is anything unknown about me. I’m pretty straight forward, but I know how to communicate and alter my words and presence to meet the needs of the other damned person because fuck it right? They sure as fuck don’t make the effort to try to understand. So constant deconstruction and reconstruction of the same old same old must occur again and again and again.
        Cognitive science is a term I discovered this year. I love Wikipedia and link clicking to discover new thingys. lol

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  2. I’m thinking… don’t people all have their own brand of morality, subjective when you applies on yourself, objective when applies to others or vice versa, if you want on be hard on your yourself. There is no absolute right or wrong, it just your perception of things based on the appearance of things at that point of time. 😉 Is your idea of morality based on your own or others?

    Excuse me, I could have mistaken the question and spouting nonsense here. I was trying to finish a post but got drift away again, so I guess it won’t be finish today. Oh, thought I let you know, I realized during the time ‘m writing a post my urge to drink is lessen, maybe this time I finally found reasonable cure to my drinking problem 😉

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Reverist 🙂

      You did not misunderstand the question and you’re not spouting nonsense.

      That – Is your idea of morality based on your own or others? – is a very good question to ask in answer to a difficult question to answer 😉

      I would say that if we were to accept the theory that nothing we perceive is actually what is there, then concepts like objectivity are as real as we subjectively decide that they are. Ultimately everything is abstract and we give it shape and form, but it’s still just a bunch of atoms, of space dust – if atoms and space exist.

      That’s very intriguing about your urge to drink lessening when you are writing – it is perhaps relieved to be telling you its story and to have you listening to the secrets it has to share. 🙂

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