Thus, the only time a person can be sure he is right is if he is constantly open to differing opinions; there must be a standing invitation to try to disprove his beliefs. Second, there is the criticism that governments have a duty to uphold certain beliefs that are important to the well being of society. Only "bad" men would try to undermine these beliefs. Mill replies that this argument still relies on an assumption of i... ... middle of paper ... ...s beliefs are not reflected in their conduct. As a result, people do not truly understand the doctrines they hold dear, and their misunderstanding leads to serious mistakes.
Being comfortable in living a lie endangers our ability to be inspired, hence limiting our actual self from thriving into something much more than we already are. We obviously are conscience and aware when we lie to others, but we don’t like to believe the fact we commonly lie to ourselves as well. Humans are both the deceivers and the deceived. We do not initially realize that we are lying to ourselves, because we distort the truth to justify our actions. We don’t tell the lie aloud to anybody, and nobody knows it so we just pretend that the lie didn’t happen.
We need to let go of the concept of always having to be right; it’s OK to say we ‘don’t know’ or to admit we’re wrong even though that may go against all we’ve been taught. If we admit when we’re wrong or when we’ve made a mistake, other people will actually begin to trust us. They’ll recognise that we’re being honest and that we have integrity. This concept can be hard to take on board particularly in a world, or environment, where failure is considered a bad thing. Failure is not a bad thing unless we don’t learn from it.
The old truth isn’t a truth anymore. Our experiences and intentions are hidden by our subconscious. If our subconscious is slight, they will be brought surface of our actions and thoughts. Our conscious has limitations so does reason but subconscious doesn’t have limitations. Because of this, existentialists think that reason cannot be absolute.
It all comes down to us and what we want to believe in, because if I choose to believe in a certain things then it doesn’t matter what people will say about it, I will still believe in it and I will know that it's the truth for me. The problem with the world is that we don’t take our time anymore to really believe in what we see, what we know or what someone want to tell us. We’ve seen how we get betrayed, we see how people lie to us, and we get tired of it, so we stop believing in what the real difference is between the three of them or if there is a difference. And it sounds bad to say that we hear more lies then truth, but that is the truth “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” Winston Churchill
And opinions are dismissal. Just because Clifford doesn’t have any faith, doesn’t mean that he has to tell everyone to not make any decisions without concrete and sufficient evidence. The reason is because people shouldn’t lie to themselves. The man who lies to himself doesn’t understand himself. I think that Clifford did make a mistake in saying that anything without sufficient evidence is considered wrong.
When tempted to be unethical, I will provide excuses to justify not following my own values. I will try to convince myself that the rules need to be followed by others, or that my actions meet my values, even though my ethical judgment says they do not. • My vice is allowing pride and vanity to make you judgmental and legalistic that may turn unethical choices into new habits. Due to my preference for rationality, I am susceptible to pride and vanity. I am at risk to become judgmental and legalistic, and certain that you are better than others.
Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me?(Wallace,2005). This is what enforcement of moral values cause people to do, pretend to be good instead of changing their selves. I think force never solves the problems instead suppress them, sometimes it is helpful but mostly they emerge with greater strength. When it comes to morality this is something we cannot enforce, because there are some values which looks like immoral to you but it might not be in others views.
If everyone was honest Iago would of told Roderigo he really didn't have a chance with Desdemona, and stop giving him a false sense of hope. If everyone was honest people would say how they honestly felt or their option. To summarize, honesty is not the best policy. Lying is necessary, for a morally just or unjust reason. The truth sometimes blocks a someone from reaching their desires.
Once one learns that what they believed as a child is not true, they begin to question other ideas. One begins to decipher what people they can trust and who they can’t, and if they can trust someone can they believe what they say. Descartes says, “reason persuades me that I should withhold my assent no less carefully from opinions that are not completely certain and indubitable than I would from those that are patently false. For this reason, it will suffice for the rejection of all of these opinions, if I find in each of them some reason for doubt.” (Ariew, pg 105). In this passage, Descartes suggest that he withholds his opinions of others until they give him a reason to doubt them.