Ethical Theory On Materialistic Objects

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Ethical Thesis of Materialistic Objects Throughout the centuries of human existence, people have wondered what the correct way to live was and what decisions would be beneficial to live a satisfying life. We call these people philosophers and critical life thinkers. Since ancient times, philosophers have developed what are called ethical theories and principles which have been the building blocks for the difference between what is right and what is wrong. Some will even consider them to be the guide lines of a battle between good and evil in decision making. Every ethical theory emphasizes different points such as predicting the outcome of a decision or a way of life. For ethical theories to be useful though, they must all be directed towards a common set of goals. Since everyone has a different goal in life, their personal ethical theories vary greatly and range in all of the different aspects of life throughout their time here on earth. Personally, I have developed my own ethical theory which I believe is an outstanding and correct way to live. The amount of good that can arise through following this theory is endless. I believe that not one person should ever live life having a worship for materialistic objects. This ethical theory can be backed by many previous theories and principles while others will oppose it. Throughout life and personal experience I have found that materialistic objects end up controlling too many people and leads to unhappiness. To support my theory I will portray the evil and lack of ethics in worshiping these three different materialistic objects or temporal goods: money, appearance, and power. Saint Augustine believed in this theory most. What people do not understand is that there is a difference between having a love for these rather than a liking of them. Worshipping materialistic objects and building your own life around them

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