Podcast – Episode 0070 – Ethics vs Morals
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In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about ethics vs morals and how the near future will need us to be more mindful of their differences.
In this podcast on Ethics vs Morals you’ll find:
- Morality is like an old way of dealing with technological problems that have no means of fixing it. It is basically created for the lack of technology.
- Are these old ways of moral thinking still applicable today?
- The concept of what’s moral are principles of what’s good and bad / what’s right and wrong.
- What should we do when we get to a point when the moral stance no longer faces the technical difficulties? Do we maintain the same position as we did before if it’s no longer generating the same problem? Do we still see it the way we used to? An example would be the mosaic law which is mostly not applicable anymore these days.
- Is it possible that the moral stance was made in order to solve problems? Create more problems? Or is it because of its moral universalism?
- Oftentimes, people will transform personal preferences into morality.
- Anytime we don’t have the technology to understand issues, we tend to build a moral stance around it.
- We have to leave our weigh these complicated situations.
- There a lot of useful and misleading information in the internet that you need to use your gut and intuition. These days, we don’t always have a definitive answer anymore.
- Before the internet age, people used to rely on acquiring answers the traditional way like encyclopedias. Now, we have an surplus of information which, unfortunately also include misleading information. So when the question of morality comes up, we have a plethora of information available to us and we have to make a choice.
- How you feel should be the right calibration of you showing up in the world. When morality fails us, it influences us to behave in ways that are not life affirming. It leaves us asking, “what’s the ethical thing to do?” When this happens, you need to reach out to your core. Your core values can be flexible and not a solid state of “right and wrong”.
- If we can’t identify what our core values, or if we are solving a problem that’s no longer relevant, we end up being counterproductive in becoming productive and happy.
- Referencing your own system of morality, is it rigid or is it possibly based on something that’s no longer relevant?
- These days, information no longer comes from one source, it comes from a wide array of different sources. We have to claim our intuition and what make sense and meaningful to us as individuals.
- When we have a rigid moral stance, we turn off information that goes contrary to it and we stop inputting information. If somebody is offering a different perspective, we tend to get offended and shut off any feedback/information that’s given to us.
- Anybody who has complete total rigidity will get left behind in social technology.
- The antidote to moral rigidity is actually being actively for information that goes contrary to your worldview.
- Where do your ethics and morality heading? Leave your comments below.
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