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Can you comment on the following quote of a TV series I found on Google (very interesting, if you click you'll see it)?

Asked by luigirovatti (2869points) February 28th, 2019

“Are society’s principles” (sometimes, don’t remember) “just a fabrication so those who deny their deepest desires can show that they are good people?”
Naturally, it’s not my favorite quote, but I think all the same it deserves some serious discussion about this. Of course, it’s a stock phrase, and doesn’t apply always.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

He who owns the gold makes the rules.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I don’t believe that’s true. Those principles are the lubricant which allows the society to function.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wouldn’t that depend on whether their “deepest desires” are are for good or for “evil”?

stanleybmanly's avatar

No. Those principles are there to keep those desires in check. Take for example our (I assume) reluctance to pee on the sidewalk regardless of the urgency.

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