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So I was trying to figure out what morality really means, what ethics truly entails. And I thought I'd come up with something. So I told a fellow on Omegle. And he was all, WTF MAN. And I was like, what?
So I took a final exam in English today at school, and part of it was a vocab test. And apparently, the action I'm engaging in, the application of cold logic to philosophy to attempt to determine ethics, is called casuistry. That word apparently has a negative connotation. Which indicates that you're not supposed to try to objectively determine ethics.
You know what else you're not supposed to do? Be a psychopath. People can't control whether or not they're a psychopath, but society doesn't seem to care; the general consensus is that psychopaths are bad. But why? Is it just because they don't have an intuitive understanding of ethics? Is it just because they don't have an intuitive instinct to pander to the absurd beliefs rooted within our psyches that tell us how to act in public?
You know what I love about society? I just realized this. It's an exclusive club unified by the fact that everyone in it follows certain rules that don't exist in any explicit form. But somehow you're supposed to follow them anyway. And whenever someone asks what they are, or tries to figure out using logic or something, that someone is shunned. Which is based on the apparent principle that if you don't have an intuitive sense of what the rules are, you don't belong in society. Problem?
So pretty much, we're all bound by a certain set of rules, and no one actually knows what they are, but if you ask or try to figure them out, you're breaking the rules.
I don't want to live in this world anymore.