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Vote with a Blank Ballot

I just came across a very unique thought.

We all bring to power those that aspire for it. Those who claim they have solutions… Yet when we have to vote or not vote we think those are the only two ways.
When we vote we make a choice from among what is being offered, when we do not vote we end up being labeled no show and the fence watchers. Yet there is a third way – Vote Blank.

The vote is counted and can not be ignored as no show yet it’s a vote that the choices are not good enough.

If you feel the system offers no good choices – Vote – Vote Blank.



How do you define Right and Wrong?

Perhaps this is one of the few impervious questions in life that continue to be inquired.

When you say Right or Wrong, is it what fits best with ‘me’ as an individual or is it something that has to be based upon ‘morality’?

In the following ‘me’ refers to any individual looking at his/her interests and gains. For ‘morality’ the meaning is that it is an underlying understanding that focuses on how actions of an individual can impact the other individual in a positive or negative way. Morality is that element which helps avoid conflicts between individuals and attempts to nurture harmony among them.

I have noticed in my experiences that some people define a thing as ‘Right’ when it fits well within their set of needs and desires and label something as ‘Wrong’ when it does not sync well with them… To alleviate the concerns of society which constantly monitors people’s behaviors – these individuals base their arguments on morals yet cloak their own needs and desires under the guise of  ‘The right thing to do’.

I am curious to find out as to how many of us have this approach to life?

Is this an individual’s way of hacking the social network where by they can live under the eye of the social system to gain acceptance in the masses yet do as they please (many times with negative outcomes at the cost of other individuals) and at the same still be able to label it as ‘The right thing to do’?

I think this is a very concerning behavior in societies as this is indicative of an underlying flaw in the social fabric that has been at work for centuries.

I think that a proper sense of morality is all that is needed to put things right in the world. Education comes second.

Knowledge is gainful but the filter of morality helps distill it into its positives and negatives, which can then be utilized for the process of creation at large.

‘Morality’ should be understood better and used as a binding force in all concerns of life.
It seems to be the knot that holds the social fabric together and is also the filter that distills the knowledge coming into it.

Any creation that emerges from this distilled knowledge will contain lesser number of defects both short-term and long-term.

Look at the current state of the world!

We witness an overwhelmingly massive influx of knowledge coming in to an individuals life, yet that knowledge is not distilled by the individuals own active sense of morality – for this is one critical aspect of humanity we never focused upon in terms of nurturing it, like we nurtured the sciences!
Our education systems never laid it down as a critical subject taught at all levels of an individuals schooling where we had SAT and GMAT but no morality scorecards, our judicial systems did not accommodate it in the sub-systems they created rather they gave it a back seat, our trade and businesses never looked at it twice to see what it meant in term of stability and efficiency.

When I ponder upon the merits of this concept, the key knowledge that unfolds to me seems to be its unique power in being able to put chaos to rest and create a harmonic in the frequency of life.
Morality takes out the need for a central control. It lets the ‘Individual’ be able to look at his/her self interests and the interest of the whole i.e. groups, teams and masses holistically, acting in symmetry.

With the application of morality, the power then is vested in each individual and not one or a few.

Morality has its roots in religions too.
All religions talk about ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’. On a holistic level ‘Morality’ is principally all that a religion advocates, yet religions accomplish this by supporting rituals and principles that are socially branded as ‘Religious’.

‘Morality’ does not require to be segregated as it is the key building block in all of creation.

In simple terms, all that is essentially required is a harmonized sense of  morality that is common to all humanity, ungoverned and unbranded. That is the way to create ‘Peace’ – Peace within ones self for peace at large.

Societies have always been a product of its constituents i.e. people, who have dictated its forms and features. Some societies choose to identify themselves upon segregated divides such as religion, position, language and cultural beliefs.
The world we find is filled with such social structures that have been in existence for a very long time, some have prospered and achieved gradeur among societies where they seek appreciation and respect from other societies.
In this very peculiar evolution of people as groups – differences abound in terms of color, cast, religious beliefs, behaviors etc… but the one constant that is always there is ‘Morality’ … yet
since so long no one has advocated it to the extent that it should be i.e. to place it at the center of the social fabric.

Societies have advocated religious beliefs, cultural distinctions, intellectual superiority but none that I certainly know off have advocated morality.

If this blog post finds its way to a social scientist or a philosopher, I would urge them to look deeply and see how a resurgence can come about in our societies to place ‘Morality’ at its core.

I would certainly appreciate constructive criticism, creative comments and great ideas on my blog.

Thanks for your time. Appreciate it.


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