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The Day We See The Truth And Cease To Speak it, Is The Day We Begin To Die. MLK Jr.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It’s hard to live a moral life.

It’s hard to live a moral life.

 • Don’t Lie.
 • Don’t Cheat.
 • Don’t Steal
 • Don’t Kill
 • Don’t take advantage of those who are weaker than you are.
 • Protect those who are weaker than we are.

It’s hard to do that….. Especially when we live in a culture that demands that we only have ourselves to blame if our morality gets us in trouble.

I give you the medical industry. I know a lot of people in this particular industry, and for the most part, they’re pretty nice folks. Nice folks who would not be gainfully employed if they lived moral lives. There are just too many things that they have to turn a blind eye to if they want to keep their jobs. Same is with every other job or promotion.

But this isn’t about the medical industry. It’s about being trapped in flawed, dysfunctional, and immoral places in our lives. We get ourselves into these places and we see no way out.

It’s hard to live a moral life.

To our very core, most of us don’t like to lie, cheat, steal, kill, or take advantage of those who are weaker than we are. We really do want to protect those who are weaker than we are.

We want to be moral, but we don’t have the courage to step away from immorality. We want someone else to fix it. We rationalize it. We lie to ourselves.

It’s hard to live a moral life, because in our culture, morality is the bedfellow of poverty and social ostracism.

So we suck ourselves up into little shells of self-denial and a sense of determinism that we can’t fight. Too bad, because we can be moral. It isn’t easy, and our morality may very well throw us into bed with poverty, and we will most certainly be ostracized. But it can be done.

Living a moral life is hard, but we’ll never know the beauty and rewards of morality until we take that first courageous step.

One dangerous foot in front of the other.

Have a nice day.

Kaps.

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