In the world today we learn different values depending on two major factors. Nature, this is what comes naturally as a human including how we adjust to our surroundings and Nurture this is what is taught to us. They are ideas that others have put into our minds so that we see the world as they do.
Well with such a bias introduction you would think that I am totally against Nurture, but that isn’t so. Because we can easily say that it is Man’s nature to become the strongest leader of his pack. That’s why we had to create laws to fight against our more primal being.
The Ten commandments are similar to things you would teach a child so that he doesn’t learn that killing someone, lying or stealing is ok. I think without these rules there would be a strong possibility that people would do these thing to protect themselves and benefit their standing in the world. Basically, laws and commandments go against both the law of the wild, that is, survival of the fittest and against the laws of economics, that is, only the best business will succeed.
But in the real world people don’t want these competitive elements to be the foundation of society because it would cause chaos and destruction. So what do we do we create an even playing field for all. Laws, morals, standards and rules all based of the past precedence of societies before us. We pass these things down to our children in hopes of creating model citizens out of them.
But as laws are made and compounded do we create a better place for them or do all these rules eventually stifle and oppress us into mindless drones that follow the leader. Who is to say. I think we all need to get back to nature a bit and let people think for themselves. Let a few of the stupid people kill themselves off, let the unhealthy people die and let the truly intelligent people that can think for themselves do so. Now that is a plan for a utopian society. Where people are good and happy and do the right thing because they know it on the inside not because some rule book tells them to. And of course these things can never become true because our human nature is to lie, kill, and steal just to get ahead. How sad is that?