So in yesterday’s post I said that if you had a congruent philosophy on prosperity, you would have to support pornography, prostitution and legalizing drugs. Here is the rationale behind this…
Pornography, drugs and sex trade are victimless crimes. They are free choices made by individuals and allowing them those choices are congruent with the principles of prosperity. Now of course everyone involved has to be willing to play their part and they must be adults. If someone is kidnapped and placed in the sex trade, that is a violation of their rights and thus anti-prosperity. Likewise if someone is using children or unwilling people for pornography.
But when it is a case of a consenting adult making a free choice, true prosperity is about allowing them to make that choice. Your judgment, personal feelings or religious beliefs are only relevant to you. If you try to subject other people to them you are circumventing the universal laws that govern prosperity.
So you can hate pornography; no problem. You can think taking drugs is stupid. You can find prostitution abhorrent to your sense of decency. But you must allow others that choice, because prosperity is always about allowing others to express their rights, as long as those rights don’t impinge upon yours.
So if you get addicted to heroin and break into my house looking for money, we have a problem. But if you have the means to get drugs and want to shoot up in the privacy of your own home, that should be your right.
There is logic behind all this, because philosophies must be thought out or they won’t serve you. Most of you were able to do that. But as you can see from some of the comments yesterday, others reacted emotionally and quite illogically.
The true mark of a critical thinker is someone who can separate their emotions and feelings and view things logically. Which is the only way to end up with a congruent philosophy on anything.
So how you doing on that?