Everything is learned. That’s the stance I’m taking.
Would you say that ethics are learned or something that we all know and have a solid understanding of?
I personally believe that most things are learned.
Why do I say this?
Well, I always like to refer back to a movie I watched a few years ago titled “Mama”.
While I have no idea if this movie was based on a “true story” or if there was any data used in the creation of the movie. What I do know is that the movie makes complete sense.
Now when I say the movie makes sense, I’m not saying that it makes sense that a witch decided to adopt a pair of children and raised them in the woods. Because it doesn’t.
What does make sense, however, is that these children – while not having adults in their lives – didn’t learn how to talk, walk, or do other things like the majority of people.
This was interesting to me only because of the fact that they weren’t raised by people.
So, they didn’t learn these things.
Did these children have morals?
Did they know right from wrong?
I don’t think so?
What is right?
What is wrong?
Who tells us what these things are?
Someone has to?
I mean, I’m pretty sure that just a few thousand years ago, people were cutting each other’s hands off if they stole.
Is that right?
It was to them.