I was working on my book today, and started to wonder how other people perceived the world, or their thoughts on how the world should be...
It'd be neat to see the different kinds add up. I'm counting anything, whether it be religious, futurist, nihilist, socialist, humanist... the combinations of schools of thought are limitless.
The poll I provided is pretty vague, as a result.
Voice out what you think, though... because no one thinks the same way.
Some topics to start:
-World issues (we got something on the death penalty in another thread...)
-Treatment of others
My personal philosophy:
(Nihilistic Utilitarian hybrid)
The goal: Live for a communal happiness, not personal one.
Life is nothing remotely special... everything we can see are chemical reactions. All life, as far as I am concerned, was originally a chemical process in which some carbon-based molecules began to join together. Evolution stepped in, and as of today we have all life on earth. Life is easily destroyed as fast as it can occur, so it's not something very valueable. Humans are not deities.
The second part...
To give things value, which there doesn't seem to be, strict moralities should be placed upon people so they are more appreciative of good things that happen to them from others.
Self-pleasure and happiness:
Do not confuse the two terms. Those who dedicate their lives to self-pleasures at the expense of others' happiness are valueless animals. Happiness is that feeling of appreciation you get when someone goes out of their way to help you, or convenience you in some way.
Do not complain. Change your situation so you can be happier.
By following strict moral ideals, one appreciates "good" more than one who faces such things all the time. As a result this person is happier.
Through great trauma comes great humility.
Actions and words:
You could insult someone. And we don't want that, do we?
All races and both genders, and all in between, should be treated the same way.
It feels good to know you're helping someone. Isn't that enough?
No need for legislature if everyone can trust each other, and everyone is trying to help society in any way possible. Your self judgment, as one of these communally conscious people, should be good enough to go by.
If you feel you have done something wrong, apologize. Do not roll in the muck to get clean. Do not wallow in your filth. Fix what is broken, and attempt to prevent it from occuring again.
Everything here is very, very vague, granted. :\