Across various posts these past few weeks, we’ve been reading about the tragedy of war and calling for more peaceful solutions to end all the death, pain and suffering that we see happening in the world. I’ve provided links to a couple of these at the bottom of this post.
I came across the post I’m sharing on Medium by Deepak Chopra. In his post, he asks why people and countries don’t do the right thing. Chopra talks about the factors that shape our moral and ethical thinking. What helps us define right from wrong. He then goes beyond this to consider why, if we know what is the morally correct thing to do, do we sometimes not act – or rather why some people may not always act in the way we perceive as the moral path.
I hope you will enjoy his post as much as I did – I feel I should have had some coffee with my philosophy this morning. Please come back and tell me what you think.