Morals, Ethics and Simplicity

A person sees an evil and turns away. Is that a lack of morale backbone or is it self preservation. Were they scared, were they protecting someone or is there no excuse?

Every Sunday I run the England Athletics Weekly30 Challenge. The idea is you run for thirty minutes as fast as you can and youโ€™re scored on the distance you cover. I am generally 2nd in my age group. Last week I stalked the guy who came first; on his Strava account. His entire route is downhill. Is that immoral, I wonder.

Apparently if you have high moral values you are less likely to be funny, laugh at other people’s jokes and come across as standoffish. After last weeks post I may have a problem. In fact looking back upon my life I guess the moral bar has been pretty low. I’m told I’m funny, laugh a lot and more likely to climb on, than to stand off

But they also say high morals make you more trustworthy. But, people with high moral values are miserable SOB’s who don’t get involved, keep themselves to themselves and are prudish? So how do you get close enough to tell them something that you can trust them with?

But, they may have a point. If you Google people with high moral values or ethics. It brings up:

The Buddha. Aristotle, Jesus, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Gandhi. They weren’t exactly famous for their stand-up and I don’t recall seeing any of them with their hand stuck up a yellow bear. It’s much more complicated than my little blog, obviously, but I do rather like to simplify things And I guess there is a difference xx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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37 Responses to Morals, Ethics and Simplicity

  1. A thoughtful post. I don’t think you should beat yourself up about a few double entendres with your hand stuck up a bear’s bottom though.

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  2. James says:

    To be fair The Comedy Store didnโ€™t open until 1972 otherwise Iโ€™m sure Ghandi would have been a regular performer.

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  3. Is what immoral? Running downhill or stalking people on their Strava accounts? I hope that all the downhill work knackers his knees. Natural justice.

    As for the rest of it, all the research shows that the humour and the appreciation of sick humour goes hand in hand with high intelligence so you have a choice. Become more moral, more serious, less funny and less intelligent or keep on the way you are. Speaking as one (obviously highly intelligent) buffoon to another, if you gave me a choice between starting a religious war or doing a five minute slot with Sooty I know which I’d rather be known for.


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  4. Angel says:

    The guy running downhill, heโ€™s also cheating himself Iโ€™d say. No challenge in running downhill!

    You could take him on flat ground!

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    I’d rather be around the guy with the great sense of humor, who is comfortable in his own skin, than the one with the stiff upper lip and a self-inflated sense of moral superiority. That comes under the heading of “lighten up.”

    On the subject of evil, it’s not so much that too many turn a blind eye, it’s more a case of the evil being so huge, no one person can stop it. It will take all of us to, collectively, stand up and say “no more.”

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  6. Marjorie says:

    Just be yourself, the world will adjust.๐Ÿ’•

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  7. Great tie ins for character and government.

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  8. Agree. We need to work on being moral just as we work to earn for living!

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  9. First, I think what you’re doing every week is an incredible task no matter what place you come in.
    Secondly, and most importantly, you’re post really spoke to me right here: “Apparently if you have high moral values you are less likely to be funny, laugh at other peopleโ€™s jokes and come across as standoffish. After last weeks post I may have a problem. In fact looking back upon my life I guess the moral bar has been pretty low.” I’m asking you not to think that way, because I don’t believe your moral bar is low; based on your writing alone and your intrigue into googling those words, you’re absolutely on target. I offer you this: why do you feel “high morals” are objective? I have all of the same qualities you mentioned in the lines I quoted, and I openly admit that I have many failings — without question. I OWN everything I do. But I consider myself to have high morals, easily laughing and making others laugh even if I can be standoffish someone’s, all the way. At the end of the day, I think that everyone is just trying to do their best. If you can think of “high morals” subjectively, maybe you will feel better (and, selfishly, help me feel better in doing so as well). Awesome post. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽถโœŒ๐ŸฟโœŒ๐ŸปโœŒ๐ŸพโœŒ๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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    • Thank you this. Love a good comment. ๐Ÿ˜€I did say โ€˜apparentlyโ€™ which is a word I use a lot. In my posts from years ago I used โ€˜they sayโ€™. What I was trying to say is according to โ€˜themโ€™ my moral bar is low. โ€˜Theyโ€™ try to compartmental us all, which I have rebelled against all my life. Iโ€™m fine and so are you. I just read your โ€˜aboutโ€™ page again. It appears we have some things in common ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to have such rich communication about how WHAT we write MEANS and the different ways it can be interpreted. It really made me think about the words I use, and each way I use them. Thank you! AND, it’s also refreshing that you called me out defending your words! I like that you were honest and clarified the intent behind your post and how I absorbed it in a way you didn’t intend. I love it! Thank you for replying!!! โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽถโœŒ๐ŸฟโœŒ๐ŸปโœŒ๐ŸพโœŒ๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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      • My pleasure, always. I didnโ€™t read your comments in a bad way, which I think we established lol. I really appreciated what you said. Thank you for coming back to me. And also thank you for your kind words about my running challenge. I did forget to mention that last time x


  10. Well it’s not complicated. Well we need to check the roots of the Morals. Most morals roots are either from Fear or Selfishness. The morals for Empathy for all is what Great people believed. And that’s why they are making the mark in the History.


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