Right And Wrong.


“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

The refrain in the above song:

Right and wrong, do you know the difference
Right and wrong, do you know the difference
Between the right and the left and the east and the west
What you know and the things that you’ll never see.


This topic was suggested again by gaelikaa, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently nine of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that effort.  The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order,  AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, Padmum, Pravin,  Shackman and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, or not at all this week, do give some allowance for that too!

22 thoughts on “Right And Wrong.”

  1. Hi Rummy,

    This is an extremely philosophical matter. I don’t agree with Nietzsche though, which points to a radical sort of relativism that rejects any moral standards.
    Deep down we know what is right and what is wrong, but what happens is that we let our personal interests get in the way of the analysis/judgement. For instance, we all know that corrosive corruption is wrong and yet many of us yield to it out of personal interest – is this condemnable, yes or no?
    When is it justifiable to place our personal interests ahead of those of the community, of the majority? Is this analysis subject to a circumstance or not? Ahhh, we could be in this forever.

    I would say, that relativism (like with all things) when excessive is dangerous. Nevertheless, it is important to be flexible in order to keep the equilibrium of things. 🙂

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