Morality Mess Up

Caulden - Cincinnati, Ohio
Entered on December 10, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: morality

I believe that people make morals more complicated than they really need to be. Ourselves as humans are able to distinguish between right and wrong. It’s something we develop through only a few years from our parents and other wise people. So we know that it’s not good to steal a cookie or to lie about homework. It starts off simple when you’re a kid because the stakes are small. But then when you get older people try to fit in a grey area with many things and it just seems immoral to me.

If some guy cheated on their girlfriend it’s morally wrong. Though the guy might have been “drunk” and that he uses as an excuse. People can’t accept it when they’ve done something wrong so they just try to spread the guilt really thin by creating any sort of excuse they can. Keep it simple, right and wrong. Now I’m not saying that everything is so black and white. Of course there are those certain situations where your choices are limited. Celebrities are the worst for this. They can get away with just about anything. Whether it is a DUI or murder celebrities can pull a sheet over the world’s eyes. Celebrities have a tough time not accepting what they did wrong. In the case of a good celebrity, Michelle Rodriguez was convicted of a DUI and pleaded guilty. She never tried to fight it and actually decided to take two nights in jail over hours of community work. I appreciate people’s honesty like that.

I think what bugs me the most is the lack of acceptance when a person has done something wrong. They don’t want to admit it to themselves and truly apologize. They’ll skip around the subject just hoping everyone will forget. I just hope one day it’s clear to people the difference between right and wrong.