Why Amoral?

One of my clients in the UK asked me “why Amoral?” Here is my full response.

* To be amoral you must be willing and able to do what is necessary which is a bland and cold lifestyle, at least at first glance. It lacks the fervor and appeal that heroes and villans are afforded. Pay them no mind. Their struggle is an eternal one. The amoral approach is not hot, nor cold, but apple pie a la mode. Whatever tree bears fruit, shake it. Being objective assures that you fight no battles unnecessarily, but that you win the wars you do enter.

* The danger with both the moral stance and it’s immoral counterpart is that it’s like standing on one leg: the mantras you repeat to yourself only extend the duration of your pain. Sure, you can pat yourself on the back, bad ass or saint, doing what you believe in, but there come scenarios where your good intentions lead to bad results. Getting high on your self-righteous fumes or your bad-guy guise, you neglect what the scenario demands. The same is more so true for the immoral activities, for though entertaining and a shortcut to success, the group will declare you a Julius Caesar, and make you the fall guy. Both legs make balance.

* There are no static friends or iron-clad enemies. These change with the season or cycles of power. Everyone and everything have strings that connect them to their associations, near and far, and handles to allow then to be controlled, saved, guided, and manipulated. The ruthless and violent nature of life does not damage the beauty of life. You take the good with the bad, or you become miserable, for you find elements of both in all things. Knowing how to wield the double-edged sword of life is to hold it by the handle, not curse either edge.

* Function and results determine everything. Losses and rejection serve more good than the optimistic would have you believe. You can take the moral high-ground and become an easy target, or the low route that is highly profitable and quicker, but the paranoia that is promised and the high stakes can wear on the best player of the game, if not him, his allies; likely both.

Your grand standing priests rape little boys, and your society’s theives and unwanted have a zero-tolerance policy for rapists and pedophiles in prison. If you think this world is anything but amoral, you are willfully blind.

Regards,

Kimmuriel

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