On the Natural Desire for Goodness
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
Everybody inherently desires to be good; this is true on at least a subconscious level. This natural trait is present within every single member of the species. Of course, there are those who are ignorant of the basic philosophical foundations of good morals and will settle for gaining privilege as a substitute for doing good. However, once these individuals have been awakened to the larger philosophical realities around them, they will also experience the same basic desire to do good. There are many reasons why certain individuals do not cognize these essential principles of ethical thought.
One of the main reasons why most individuals shun the cognition of this fundamental core of human existence is because of the nature of many of the religious belief systems that currently proliferate on the planet. These systems often draw distinct boundaries between science and religion. In order to accept the basic tenets of many of these systems, it becomes necessary to accept paradigms of reality that insist that the basic laws of science and logic can be violated or have been violated at some time in the past. Therefore, many members of the species reject these systems in their entirety. When there are no reasonable alternatives to replace this void, many individuals are lost.
In order for most of these individuals to return to a system of sound philosophical morals, it becomes necessary to realize that sound ethical principles need no organized religion or established tradition. Strong moral virtue is its own foundation. It can be gained merely by an individual deciding that moral wisdom is to be pursued and embraced readily. No prepackaged system of religious belief is needed; only the will of the individual is required.
Therefore, the establishment of philosophical study needs to be more vehemently pursued by the species as a whole so that a more sure and stable foundation of morals and values can be allowed to grow and flourish. Only by performing this type of collective act will humanity be able to progress and develop into a higher stage of both spiritual and physical evolution. Only by performing this type of collective act will humanity be able to breathe once again. Only by performing this type of collective act will humanity be able to regain its lost sense of balance.
Only by performing this type of collective act will humanity be able to know the true meaning of peace and justice for all.
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Copyright 2014 by Lee Fitzsimmons