What is the reason for the constantly changing standards of ethics?
Question from the Internet:
“Does our standard of ethics constantly change?”
Yes, they do change, since they are all based on our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective, and egocentric consciousness and perception of reality.
So the actual “standards” of ethics and morals symbolize what serves our selfish, subjective interest the best, as accepted and decided by those who are most powerful, the loudest in any given society.
As a result most if not all, of what we consider “moral”, “ethical” in our present society could be the opposite of what was “moral” and “ethical even in the last generation. And then, of course, these “standards also differ from country to country, from culture to culture, from one religion to another or even from one political party, social layer to another — each according to their own selfish, egocentric, subjective viewpoints.
We can get to a true “standard” only when we all aim at the same standard, above and against our inherent nature, instincts — when we all accept and follow “Nature’s standards”, Nature’s laws that sustain and govern the general balance and homeostasis life depends on.