Moral, from the Latin moralis “proper behavior of a person in society” (http://www.etymonline.com)
I only have one moral. I teach my son only one moral. If I were the ruler of the very planet I would demand only one moral.
This moral does not relate to sex. Nor drinking, gambling, swearing or….all that other stuff people like to go on about. Yet again, it relates to them all.
It is the one moral I wish others would adopt. I mean really adopt.
Not pay lip service too, not pretend about; but actually live. I don’t mean we won’t fail, regularly, because we will, but failing and trying again is the road to success.
This moral could include all religious faiths. This moral could include all nationalities. This moral could include all classes of people.
If we all grasped this simple moral by the horns and made it ours from inside out; oh my how things would change!
If every time we were “in society” (which let me point out does not only include outside the family home but inside as well when the door is closed), we acted out this moral the decrease in conflict would be immense I am positive.
And so far I have yet to find a person who doesn’t agree this would be a great moral to live by.
There’s been great academic papers and books written on morals and ethics in all aspects of human life. And yet, this one simple moral applies to anything and everything we humans may come across. Funny how we like to complicate things. I wonder if its avoidance to enact simple truths that leads to such over intellectualization?
Oh the moral? You know it. Most of us…dare I say…all of us…have heard it. Even agreed with it.
No, the worlds not perfect.
But imagine if we reminded ourselves every morning upon waking to make the effort to simply;
‘treat others the way we wish to be treated’.
Yep that’s it. The only one. Join me won’t you?