We live in a very complex, fast-changing world. The problems in the Middle East, terrorism, and human rights demonstrate some of today’s complexities.
New issues like cloning are continually coming forth, because of the rapid rise and development of technology. This brings out new and complex political, philosophical, and intellectual dilemmas.
Politicians and society in general talk often of this increasing complexity, and you hear the word “compromise” a lot. And THAT is the problem with the herd today.
They would have you believe that today’s world is now so complex that general principles no longer apply. They argue that we must all compromise a little, so that everyone can benefit. People use that word a lot with me as well, telling me that I need to compromise more. I think I need to compromise less.
I believe that it is only your ability of forming principles that allows you to deal effectively and positively with the complexity of life today. The rejection of principle in ethics, government and relationships is why the herd is sick, broke and unhappy. Ethics and principles cannot be situational or they aren’t ethics and principles.
Give that some thought and share your thoughts below, then we’ll explore it some more on the next post.