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719 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by MelLowStar

Is it possible for someone to do something immoral to themselves?
Assume that the thing the person is doing doesn`t affect other people; it`s an act directed towards *himself* and no one else.


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14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 1:45:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
To me, the whole point of morality is about ensuring you don't harm others...
What you do to yourself can never be immoral, unless it hurts others.
14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 1:48:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah...a serial liar who defames his character
14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 4:12:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it could be possible.
14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 4:13:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
onanism!

seriously, i don't think so. not in my conception of morality (which is about not harming others)

14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 5:22:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cutting. Doing drugs. Sleeping around. Killing yourself.
14 yrs ago - Sunday 6/3/07 - 3:22:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/26/2007 1:48:32 PM damsel wrote:
Yeah...a serial liar who defames his character

On 5/26/2007 5:22:00 PM cszulins wrote:
Cutting. Doing drugs. Sleeping around. Killing yourself.

Many people consider the things you two have brought up to be immoral, but I've never heard anyone give reasons for finding these things immoral without bringing up the fact that they hurt *other* people.

14 yrs ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 5:23:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was about to say the same thing as mellow.

My answer to the question though, is yes.

14 yrs ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 8:26:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/4/2007 5:23:46 PM diamond_eyez wrote:
\ My answer to the question though, is yes.

Give an example?

14 yrs ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 8:52:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, taking your own life for example.
14 yrs ago - Wednesday 6/6/07 - 3:02:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
sucide is something I consider immoral
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/24/07 - 6:08:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nahhh this question is kinda stupid... don't know why it was accepted o_o
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 8/14/07 - 9:48:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know. This has made my whole brain confused. Like what would happen if you went back in time and killed your grandfather..
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/11/07 - 11:22:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/14/2007 9:48:18 AM StopSmiling wrote:
I don't know. This has made my whole brain confused. Like what would happen if you went back in time and killed your grandfather..

ROTFLMAO!!! that's a good one, it depends...has your father/mother been born yet? If no, then it's possible, if yes, then no..not immoral against self.

As far as cutting or suicide, morality is relative to the person, so the person cutting or commiting suicide obviously doesn't view it as immoral or view it as immoral enough not to do so, no.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 9/11/07 - 11:31:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think morality involves the people around you so I would say 'yes' to some forms of suicide or self-harm. I'm only hesitant in that many may not be of sound mind so i wouldn't 'count' in the usual sense. bleh I know what I mean anyway
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/07 - 5:22:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/11/2007 11:22:18 AM libmius wrote:
On 8/14/2007 9:48:18 AM StopSmiling wrote: I don't know. This has made my whole brain confused. Like what would happen if you went back in time and killed your grandfather.. ROTFLMAO!!! that's a good one, it depends...has your father/mother been born yet? If no, then it's possible, if yes, then no..not immoral against self. As far as cutting or suicide, morality is relative to the person, so the person cutting or commiting suicide obviously doesn't view it as immoral or view it as immoral enough not to do so, no.

Not to dis you or anything, but even the slightest changes in the past, like squishing a mosquito, can alter the future in ways you can't imagine.

And, yes, I got that from The Simpsons.

13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/20/08 - 1:46:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely, hurting yourself shouldn't be seen as something different than hurting others
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 3/7/08 - 4:34:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-02-20 13:46:31.697 KikiPeepers wrote:
Absolutely, hurting yourself shouldn't be seen as something different than hurting others


Seriously? Choosing to punch yourself in the face shouldn't be seen as something different than walking up to another person and belting them across the jaw?



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