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Monday, October 22, 2018

Finding Morality in Customs- The bullshit!

What is Morality? 
Morality is a set of principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper.

Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness".

Customary morality
Customary morality is the morality that combines everything with the customs. Customs are understood as a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time. 
The decisions - how to act or behave, how to dress or what to eat, or where to go? It depends upon the region, where customs are practiced according to the collective faith.  

The Pride of Morality- An Enemy of Humanity
Morality often is drawn from the customs and this is taken as a matter of pride.  Pride to hide the women under the Burkha, or stopping a menstruating woman from entering into temple as in case of Sabarimalla Temple. People have been creating chaos, and they do not worry about anything but saving the customs. 
It is very hard to change, even when there is a need to change, or when it is harming human rights. 

Isolation - The Cost 
Those who revolt against this morality face isolation, are often abandoned by the closed ones. As psychologically it is a way to break the spirit of rebel.  Crowd follows those customs just because they are old. 
Being old does not make anything sensible, the reason should be sensible. Moreover, there are various pseudo- scientific reasons which are not even reasons. 
History has all the evidences of the customs and their conflict with the development, as often written in books that people were prohibited to go outside of their territory, and if they did so, it was said that they would certainly lose their religion. There is a famous incident, when Mahatma Gandhi kept proposal in front of his mother to go to the foreign land, it was considered as a sin. His mother lamented and after a series of arguments she let the Gandhi go. 
Thanks to the globalization, that helped humans to adjust and learn so much with the different cultures, and the man kind gradually understood that everything which customs of one region set to be right may not be true for other region.
 The Parker Solar has gone to the sun, and this is also against custom of certain civilization.
Wearing hijab is good according to customs, and women who protested against these customs landed into jail. 
There are many countries in the world, where even wearing jeans can lead women in jail, and it has happened in south African Nations. 
Marrying the girl in minor age is a part of the custom in some countries, and plenty of information is available in internet. 

Customary Morality and Conflicts
There are various regions in the world, and everywhere customs are different. In North India, as a part of Hindu customs, people do not head wash or cut nails on Tuesdays, and while one goes to south India, people might cut nails on Saturdays. If people leave India, in some countries any day they can cut nail and none of the god or goddess will be offended. 
So, custom and morality of different regions can come into conflicts.  For example, drinking cow Urine is a part of customary morality of Hinduism, especially in hilly regions, and this may not be validated by other religious cults. 

The validity of Customs
The customs are irrelevant and outdated without proper knowledge of the science. People take pride in it without even understanding the consequences. People protested when electricity was first introduced. Today, without electricity there is no development possible, and there is much more growth to get. 
People do not understand the science but will talk against it. Following the norms as menstruating woman is impure does not benefit either side, however, fight for mental illness seems glorious. Just getting offended on the name of tradition does not make the argument valid. The validity should be purely based on rationality and reasons based on human rights and equality. 


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