There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it. (J.K. Rowling, 2001). What is good, though? Aristotle believes that anything we pursue or aim at is good. These things could be activities for instance such as bowling or fishing. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. This saying basically means that self satisfaction ultimately leads to the satisfaction of society through a domino effect. According to author, Adam Beresford, Aristotle's Ethics, The highest good must have three characteristics: it must be desirable for its own sake, not desirable for the sake of some other good, and all other goods' are desirable for its sake. (Beresford, 1996).
[...] The lives of little children and even adults are at stake because of the tremendously unhealthy food which is being dispensed to anyone at shockingly low prices! According to the Center for Disease Control, the obesity rate has reached a plateau in the year 2010. Stated by an author of the New York Times, Pam Belluck (2010), numbers indicate that obesity rates have remained constant for at least five years among men and for closer to 10 years among women and children long enough for experts to say the percentage of very overweight people has leveled off. [...]
[...] average level of morality has dropped so low. According to Christianity if you follow the Ten Commandments, then you're on your way to making it to a great afterlife. The Ten Commandments have specific rules which were said to have been handed down by god (Exodus, Chapter ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.' TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.' THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.' FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.' FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.' SIX: 'You shall not murder.' SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.' EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.' NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.' TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.' This world would be a complete utopia to most people if those rules were actually followed . [...]
[...] The idea of being insignificant in a constantly expansive universe is a very bleak and depressing thought at first glance unless you believe in a god who works in truly mysterious ways in the pursuit of universal harmony. There are no clear-cut answers when it comes to many aspects of philosophy and the subject of morality is no exception at all. Morality can be perceived as a set of ethics sent down by supernatural powers, gathered via evolution by nature, or nonexistent in all. The only way humans will ever find out [...]
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