Good and evil
Good and evil come from the power of human being to understand the implications of his deeds. Humanity is only effective as a group, and hence judgment of what is good and what is evil is entirely dependent upon the results a given action is producing. If the result is for the betterment of the group, it is good and if it does not do any good for the group, it is evil.(Atkinson Philip).
We are controlled by the teachings of the faith which we belong to. Every one belongs to one faith or the other, either by birth or by conversion. This faith may be any of the religions of this world. We tend to think, speak and act according to the teachings of our faith. It is interesting that all religions have accepted fate and destiny. Each one of us is destined to live our life in a certain way. On the other hand an adult mind is biased, with a mix of exposure and experiences undergone. Except very small children, none of us has free will. Going by this logic, we surely act according to our fate.
Yes, there are certain human characteristics that remain constant, irrespective of time. These are good and bad traits. For example, all of us something in us, which makes us believe in helping others, and doing something good for others. All of us, want to give love, and get loved. On the other hand, greed for power and wealth, is also a permanent characteristic in all of us.
Cultural movement is a change in the way a number of different disciplines approach their work. With improvement in communications, the geographic distinction becomes negligible, and genres tend to get attacked or mixed up. This happens mainly because the prior cultural form has grown stale and repetitive, and there exists and obsession to adopt the new movement. Thus aspirations of the majority, staleness of the old culture and the freshness of the new approach contribute to cultural movement.( Cultural movement ).
Human beings tend to find purpose in life through religion. That is precisely what religion is meant for. It shows the way to live a life. It denounces purposes which are harmful in any way to the group, as they are termed ‘evil’. It encourages purposes which are meant to help the humanity. The second source which presents purpose of life is profession. Marylyn Brando must have made acting as his purpose of life, and Einstein must have made his scientific research his purpose of life. The most unfortunate part is that most of us, have no purpose in life. We come, we go without making any difference to this world.
Atkinson Philip, Recognizing good and evil, Retrieved on 14 May 2007 from :
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Cultural movement, wikipedia the free encyclopedia, 2 May 07, Retrieved on
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