No-Pill #5 Black and White Moral Absolutes: Universal Good and Bad Actions

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“In this article, we delve into the idea of moral absolutes and how they can be based on the real, observed nature of human beings in a social context. We reject false authority and embrace rationality as social animals, while still charting our own course and setting our own standards. Join us as we explore the gray area between black and white morality.”

Universal Good and Bad Actions: Balls and Reality 

It’s about having the balls to acknowledge which actions are a boon and which are a bust.

It’s about staring unblinkingly into the cold hard face of reality and saying, “Yep, that’s bullshit, and I don’t give a fuck who claims otherwise, nor how many other such fucktards there are who’re going along with it.” 

I’m not paying that game.

And I feel no pressure. 

Bad actions? Those are the ones that hurt you or society. Nobody needs to do them.

There’s no imperative to go along, and appeals to pressure from others is excuse-making bullshit, since others have no authority over you, and you ought not let them have any.

Listen to the information and argument from others you deem knowledgeable, but don’t default on your responsibility to evaluate it for yourself. Believing it because they’ve been anointed as an authority is lazy…and when you do so because it confirms your bias—what you want to be true—then it’s dishonesty.

Decoding the ‘Moralese’ 

Let’s cut through the crap and decode this ‘Moralese’ lingo. Integrated honesty? That’s about being real, not just with others, but with yourself. It’s about admitting when you’re wrong, owning up to your mistakes, and not living in a fantasyland where you’re always right.

It’s about considering everything relevant that you observe and know, and not excluding the uncomfortable bits because it weakens your position.

How about integrated efforts? That’s all about working hard and being productive in an overall and not merely a specialist capacity. Specialization is for hives, not humans. It’s about making shit happen instead of just talking about it. This ain’t no hippy-dippy, dreamy “manifesting” crap—it’s about rolling up your sleeves and putting in the work. 

The Dichotomy of Morality 

But?

These universal moral issues? They’re not just boxes to be ticked; they’re a compass guiding your actions. And you better believe that if you’re not walking the talk, you’re straddling the line between prosperity and happiness, and failure and unhappiness. 

Don’t believe me? Take a look at honesty. If you’re straight-up, you’re in the prosperity and happiness camp. If you’re dishonest? Welcome to the failure and unhappiness shithouse. It’s the same with productivity, individual rights, and all the rest.

There’s no middle ground with anything that’s life-enhancing and good.

You’re either on the side of morality and objectively good actions, or you’re everyone else’s tiresome, annoying, pain-in-the-ass problem you come in contact with, including your children. Chew on that one, if you’re that level of dipshit. 

And don’t get me started on the use of force or the ‘ends justify the means’ bullshit. That’s like saying it’s okay to steal people’s money to build roads if the highways are straight and smooth.

It’s not.

We’re not animals; we’re supposed to be better than that. So act like it. 

The Nuts & Bolts of Morality

Universal good and bad actions in a nutshell.

It’s really not that complicated. But it does require honesty, hard work, and the balls to admit when you’re wrong. Can you handle it? If not, maybe it’s time to go do something other than fake living a genuine human life. Otherwise, what are you doing?

… And, everybody’s fucked up sometimes. The point is, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to do anything about it? At all? Are you going to at least acknowledge it?

Let’s get real.

Good actions are like a tripple-shot of espresso to your prosperity, happiness, and all-round pleasures. Bad actions? Well, they’re like lemon vinegar. Now, we’re all unique snowflakes with our own lives and values, but when it comes to good and bad actions, there are some stone-cold constants. 

These sorts of actions don’t flip-flop based on opinion, person, decade, fad, culture, or even interplanetary location. These universally good or bad actions are rooted in our very biology, etched in the DNA of our social interactions. But hey, not everything is black and white. Some actions are amoral, not good or bad, just a matter of personal preference.

Chocolate or vanilla. Nickelback or music. Pastry with pineapple or pizza.

Universal morals are objective.

They aren’t dreamt up by some armchair pontificator with credentials bestowed upon him by those to whom he’s sworn a blood-oath of lifelong loyalty—no matter how much he has to lie automatically. They don’t change with the winds of societal opinion. The same moral standards apply to every human being, regardless of location, culture, or era. There’s no room for debate or personal pronouncements.

Sounds hard; how many absolute moral standards are there?

Two.

There are two of ’em, if you can handle that: 

1. Actions that intentionally benefit the human organism or society? Morally good and righteous. 

2. Actions that intentionally harm the human organism or society? Morally bad and wrong. 

Take a long hard note that feelings, emotions, preferences and willy-nilly don’t get a seat at the moral-absolutes table. A person’s lifestyle, desires, needs…even their kinks, oddities, weird-ass-shit, and eccentricities can vary wildly without altering their moral fiber.

But yes, moral absolutes do exist, and whether you follow or break them shapes your character and self-esteem. The two non-negotiable, for prosperity and happiness, are: 

  1. Integrated honesty for knowing, understanding, and facing reality
  2. Integrated efforts and actions for increasing productivity and prosperity

Fuck up either of these two, and you can kiss genuine prosperity and happiness goodbye. And these absolutes are tied to the following moral issues: 

Honesty
Self-esteem
Individual rights

—OR—

Sacrifice
Use of force
Ends justifying the means 

Let’s break down each moral issue into a moral, pro-life, pro-individual category or an immoral, anti-life, anti-individual category: 

Objective morals are grounded in reality and logic. Subjective “morals” are based on whimsical, arbitrary feelings, or desires. These pseudo “morals” require force, deception, or coercion to impose them on others. They’re the bread and butter of subjectivism, mysticism, existentialism, and the “do your own thing” mentality, all of which are sneaky ways to deny objective morals and pretend everything has equal value. 

Universal Moral Issues

Moral Issue: Honesty

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: Striving for self-honesty, staying loyal to honesty, and putting in the hard miles. (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Compromise, pragmatic evasion of honesty; habitual and automatic lying; being a lazy leach…a parasite. (Immoral) 

Moral Issue: Productivity

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: Taking actions that add value to others and society, and increase your ability to deal with reality. (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Taking actions that decrease value to others and society, and hinder your ability to deal with reality. (Immoral)

Moral Issue: Individual Rights

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: Recognizing everyone’s inalienable right to their own life and property. (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Denying individual or property rights to pillage other people’s lives and property. (Immoral) 

Moral Issue: Sacrifice [ 1 ]

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: Refusing to sacrifice is life-enhancing and thus morally right. (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Thinking sacrifice is “noble,” especially when done for a “higher” cause or, better yet, no cause at all. (Immoral) 

Moral Issue: Use of Force

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: Rejecting the initiation of force, threat of force, coercion, or fraud against any individual for any reason is the cornerstone of morality. (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Thinking it’s acceptable to use force (especially government force) against individuals, especially if it serves the social “good” or a “higher” cause. (Immoral) 

Moral Issue: Ends Justifying the Means

1. Prosperity and Happiness Approach: When it comes to force, the ends never justify the means. All moral actions are based on principles that prohibit initiating force, threats, coercion, and fraud as a means to achieve ends, no matter how “noble.” (Moral) 

2. Failure and Unhappiness Approach: Thinking the ends can justify the means. Believing force and coercion can be pragmatically used for the “good” of society. Violating individual rights for “noble” ends. (Immoral) 

Footnotes:

[ 1 ] Sacrifice is when you diminish or destroy a value for a lesser value or a nonvalue.

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