What’s Real and What’s Not
One question I would like to start out this essay with is one that everyone has asked at least once in their life, and in all cases, more. “What is right and what is wrong?” “What is morally right, and what is mortally wrong?” It is quite the question for anyone to ask, and in it’s entirety, why does it really matter? We all have free will. At least that is what we have been told for years in and out. No matter what the rules say or what laws try to keep us in line, we all have the free will to do what we want and to do as we please. But we have consequences for these actions. If we break the rules or go against the law, we are apprehended and criticized.
If you really think about it, how is it that we actually have free will? Sure we can walk out of our house one day and set fire to the neighbors car, but afterwards there are problems and complications due to man-made laws. So if we must worry about what will happen to us if we do this, or what will happen to us if we do that, how do we truly have free will? We cannot simply do whatever we want, whenever we like. We just can’t. Now how is it that a society who lives by, “we just can’t”, “We’re not supposed to”, and “It’s against the law” truly be free? That is my question that I bring to this class of morality.
Everyone who has something to do with religion tells us all that everyone has the right and their own will to do exactly what they want, and exactly as they please. If that were really the case, things in this world would be so much worse. There would be crime and destruction everywhere. Chaos would become a part of life, and you couldn’t get away from all of the murders, rapes, mugging’s, and to put simply, brutal attacks on all of us by our own.
I guess it is safe to say that only those who really know the difference between right and wrong can survive in this world with free will, because those who don’t are either in prison, should be, or have already been executed....