Moral Law Essay

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“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and the more steadily we reflect on them; the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me (Kant, Critique of Practical Reason, p.166.).” One brisk and cloudy afternoon in the lovely city of San Francisco, where the breeze instantly turns fresh after the deflection of the Pacific Ocean water, there were two men quietly sitting at a bus stop, waiting for the bus to arrive. The man on the left, was clean cut, had a white button up shirt under his navy blue suit and tie, had a briefcase resting on his lap, and a gold necklace around his neck tucked in under his shirt. The man on the right would appear to be an average old man, for what he was wearing. He was wearing dark blue jeans with a few paint stains on them, a plain white shirt, and seemed like he was in no rush. As a bus hurried past them, the man in the white shirt noticed an advertisement on the bus. “Have you seen the new Planet of The Apes?” The old man asked the man in the suit. The man replied, “No, why would you ever watch a movie about apes destroying the world? That would never happen. Its just absurd.” Ignoring the rude remark, the old man continued. “I remember watching Planet of The Apes back in 68’, it has stuck with me ever since.” The man seemed to ease up a little bit and asked the old man, “Why? What makes that movie so special? After a long pause, the old man calmly replied, “The older you get, the clearer things become. You start seeing patterns in your life. Patterns in your belief system and outlook on life, your emotions and the fluctuation of mental states, you start realizing why certain relationships with certain people work and with others they fail miserably, you start seeing who you are, your strong and weak qualities, but even then, you still feel confused and don’t understand

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