Is there such a thing as a moral highground? I have heard people say that they can accept certain people’s behaviour, on the basis that they “are a better person”. They have chosen their beliefs in themselves, their faith, whatever, and made a judgement call as to who is a better person. But then, who is a better person above them? And above them? Isn’t it all about perspective anyway?
Believing that we are better than someone else is a falsity and a tragedy, in my opinion. It can lead to all sorts of destructive behaviour, from bullying to arrogance to war. Passing a homeless drug addict in the street – do you believe that you are better than that person? Finding out about someone’s infidelity – does that make you a better person? Working for charities, donating time and money – does that make you a better person?
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