Friday, August 12, 2005

Moralistic Hypocrisy

Moralists tend to be hypocrites because moralism is often a form of over-compensation or a projection of internal conflicts. This is different from "genuine" morality which is based on unmitigated aletris.
Moralistic individuals tend be more concerned with having power and control over others than any real sense of "morality". Often "values" and "righteousness" are just rationalization of what is really a lust for power.
Within the human mind, there are primitive "undercurrents" which are glossed over by elaborate mythologies moral pasturing. This is quite different from actual self-mastery, which is based on the precise balance between desire and discipline.
Denile of our true natures is never the path to true personal progress. The challenge is often in confronting illusions about ourselves and the world around us.


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