We human beings have whats called a moral compass which we use to navigate across various moral platforms to get our needs met. This device also helps us foster relationships and build trust with each other. Without this moral compass of ours, it will be difficult to access resources, and also risk tarnishing our reputation.
The device has another special property that helps us detect inconsistencies that commonly arise as we come in contact with people from different backgrounds. Maybe in the culture you were brought up, eating beef was forbidden, so when you come across people who do eat beef, you’re instinctively revolted by their presence and disassociate from them. Similarly, when someone brought up in a conservative family sees women wearing skimpy clothes, he assumes they’re immoral because that’s not how the women in his family dress up.
The point is we all carry moral compasses that point along different, sometimes conflicting paths. Their goal is to provide directions for you to get your needs met without inconveniencing others. But with so many of them out there, the chances of conflict rises when we pursue those paths. So to reconcile this, we’ve decided that it would be smart to design a universal moral compass to encompass everything that’s good and guide people along the same path, reducing conflicts as a result.
But who gets to decide what is good and what is not? Who gets to hold that power over the rest of the population? In religion, the men and women who devote their lives in the service of their God(s), take on that role. In the past, that decision had led to many conflicts, killing millions, both within their own corrupt system as well as with other competing belief system. They did what they did out of greed and vanity, but justify their actions by stating that they did it in the name of their God(s).
Crafting Something a Lot More Reliable
So now people believe that it would be better for man to look after himself without divine aid, that he ought to develop a system that does justice to all. And how well has that worked out for us? A good example of this would be feminism. The feminism we have today isn’t the feminism the founders had intended it to be. While it is true that women suffered greatly and continue to suffer, that is not to say men are leading deeply fulfilling lives while their wives toiled away in misery. The man has to provide, and to do so he must to work himself into a coma. Both have their hardships, that come from the responsibilities they take up.
What Feminism wanted for women was to have the same rights that men did and for them to confidently step forward and bring their case to the court of law without the fear of being harassed for it. This and also to allow women to work and earn equal pay based on the value they bring to the table without being shamed for working in male dominated fields such as engineering.
Look at the sham it has morphed into now. So much power has been given to them that women these days can get away with almost anything. A woman in this time and age only has to accuse a man of sexual misconduct and people readily believe her and take up action against the man without even confirming if what she claims to have happened actually transpired. The court of law assumes you are innocent unless proven otherwise. But the script is rewritten whenever a woman is involved, and the man is assumed guilty until proven guilty.
Even if the man is innocent and the evidence points in favor of the man, he will walk away with an empty wallet and a broken soul right back into a society that has forever branded him a predator. He gets hit either way.
This is what happens when everyone adopts the same set of beliefs without questioning them. You have definitely noticed inconsistencies in what people say and what they actually put into practice or how you’ve practically wasted more than a decade at school with the promise of stability and a job but learnt nothing about finance and self-preservation. This circus you’ve been forced into, it makes you angry and you want it to change, but change into what? Who’s going to change it?
You really think you’re smart enough to pull of something like that? you think you can radically affect a system to such a degree that it starts functioning the way you wish it to? Sure, our educational system rarely delivers what it promises, but who do you think you are to change it? You think you’re the only one who realized that its lacking? How can you be sure that whatever changes you desire to impart won’t actually make it worse?
These are tough questions to answer, which is why they have persisted for as long as they have. Everyone has an answer for it and they say to us ”Change is needed, you be the Change!” without telling us what this change needed is. And what happens when we screw up? The same people start pointing their fingers at you. These are passive observers who want things to revolve about their whims without putting in any effort themselves. Don’t be like them. Some of the things we see today might take a few more decades or so to solve, but most of them are here to stay.
Adjust yourself according to the rules that are currently present and proceed with caution. If it troubles you, come up with ideas and explore them in detail, but never put them into action because like I stated earlier, these are problems that have plagued us for a decent number of years. Chances are your outlook is naïve and will plunge you into some serious trouble.
As of now, your only options are to read, write and write some more. Invest in yourself before you decide to invest in the world around you. This might sound like a disappointing way to end a discussion, but this is the only way to move forward. Cast your judgements aside and work on minting something for yourself.
Only then will you be in a position to provide and rectify.