Is it my imagination, or are people becoming ever more faddish in the area of their morality? Do we have certain ethics and morals based on how cool that makes us? Wouldn’t that qualify as hypocrisy in the highest degree? A purely outward motivated ideal of what constituted right and wrong?
Or is this just my imagination?
The herd mentality has always been with us, but I always supposed that moral ideas and ethical practices were based in principles that we understand are an elemental part of humanity.
I know those ideas of principles have taken a knock. That people really struggle with the concepts of right and wrong, to the degree of whether they accept that there is any such thing. But has it reached so far into a blind way of living that it truly becomes the thumbs up or thumbs down of the crowd? The fifty one percent majority, or the best Madison Avenue presentation to the public?
Is that all it has become reduced to? And is the upcoming generation simply scared to pursue the questions? Or too tired to think about it? Or too scared to move off their own peer base of what is acceptable?
Maybe not. Maybe just not a clear enough sound of the trumpet. Not enough force and passion behind the breath needed to give clarity of a discernable sound.
So the glitz and the fireworks, the barker and the flashy costuming gets the attention and the whole thing simply becomes one bill of goods.
……. and ideas of truth, duty, sacrifice, honesty, and courage become lost in the din. Sold off and forgotten.
It could be my imagination.