In the modern world, we use alphabetic language to communicate. Tangible written language is deeply integrated into our minds. It is hard to discuss morality and the mind at the same time without assuming too much. Words obscure meaning, especially in the very popular English language that I use at present. We have sense within our minds that understand patterns. This programming in our minds allows us to understand any verbal language at the developing age of 4 or younger. Morality can be discussed in court with the mind, but I would like to see them apart. When I think of the mind it is the memory, reactions, and hormones, as well as stability within one’s own mind.
Morality is a more subtle matter. The mind can become less stable and healthy. Likewise, morality can become unstable and unacknowledged. I see morality in two ways. Morality can mean being true to yourself, aka your moral compass. A popular definition of morality boils down to kindness, respect, and accountability. What I find interesting is that morality is a human concept. It’s a theory that doesn’t exist outside of cultures, and the same goes for the mind. It can be said that the mind created morality much in the way the mind created god. Certainly, morality influences people, like god. It still cannot be that morality is something that exists, it’s just a concept. I’m sure there are many people who argue that morality does have a place in reality. They may even say that morality takes place within the mind. One can reason that because the mind is real and morality is the mind therefore morality is real. Like morality, there is no evidence or proofs that the mind is real as it is conceived in our culture and most others. Science can observe the electrical nature of the brain but there is little sign of hope that there will be any understanding of the causes and effects of brain signals. Nature does not observe morality as we do. Yet it is understood that nature acts under the highest morality or order, although many do not see nature and our planet in this way of respect.
What is morality when it changes as a whole for every single person. Morality cannot be a doctrine or set of rules. To understand and conceive morality as such a thing is to have morality as a religion. Some people do see morality as a religion. Perhaps there is a way for morality to exist. We can agree that each person has some concept of an ideal way to to be in one’s role in life. The expectation each person has on themselves and others of their interactions can be called morality. The words are real, but only because we say so. Therefore academic concepts are self-validating, in agreement with itself. Therefore reality decomposes concepts, as the perceiver can only come to truth when it recognizes the mutable change that seems to be the only constant throughout life. Somebody can have what we refer to morality without know the word for it or the concept. This is evidence for my earlier definition of morality as a fixture within humans that is unique in its condition from individual to individual. It is likely that the person who has never heard of morality will actually have a better sense in the reality of what morality is meant to look like in the broader sense. This is just the same as the mind. One who has never heard of the word mind and never heard over the concept is still human. Are we any more aware of our minds because we have a collective concept to explain our minds? I say that the person who has no concept of “the mind” is probably more self-conscious and aware of their own mind, rather than somebody with anxiety about their own mind. Usually, it does not aid in the function of the human body for the anatomy of it to be understood. So why should understanding the mind help us use it? To the degree that the mind and the morality of the mind are unreal, they are also connected.
Observable human morality probably says something about the nature of an individual humans mind. I need to clarify the previous sentence is only true if morality is understood in the way I defined it early in this essay. Morality is a fixed trait of humans that is completely in its manifestation and identity. The mutability of morality is what makes it so hard to make scientific. To make morality real is like taking scientific measurement of a wave. It is the overall existence of waves that make them real rather than the measurements of wave in a frozen moment. Something I find interesting about morality is the ways that it can be used as a trigger mechanism to cause guilt. If certain morality is encouraged by a culture it makes us feel bad when we do not engage with our relationships to the world in line with the popular and encouraging morality. Morality is a filter. The mind is hard to classify in my opinion. It is a confusing concept because we are unsure if it is the same as the brain and we are split as a culture on if we want to accept the ideas that are pushed on us and if we want to fight against the silencing of alternative education and philosophy. The mind could be the brain, but it surely connects to the body. So does the mind control the body? Is the mind the observer, or is that something else? To me, it seems more likely that the body controls the mind. The reality of the constant motion of our bodies is more tangible than the sounds of our heads, yet many people are less aware of their bodies. It is likely that the mind reacts to needs that the body asks to be fulfilled in order to go through with living.