Lately, I've been thinking more about empathy and how useful it is to humans. 
Empathy is defined as "The ability to understand and share the feelings of another" (at least to google..)

I came to a conclusion, empathy is the reason humans (and other animals) have some degree of "morals" the more I thought about it, the more I realized that almost every thing deemed "immoral" in society is in some way harmful, of course there is exceptions such as homosexuality, while some people deem it "immoral" I see no reason how this is harmful, so I put that kind of "morality" in the "faith based" because it's based an idea or philosophy rather than reason.

What is deemed "immoral" usually causes pain or suffering, such as rape, murder, abuse.. ect. And because humans are able to "feel" each others pain, we're very good at being able to understand how painful or unconformable something is, making it "bad" to us.. Often bad enough for us to sign into law.

I'm still thinking about it.. And I'm likely over-thinking it too.
I'm pretty sure I'm not making any sense, and I'm waiting you time.. I apologize.

Peace.
         Killerma. 

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Comment by Steven Killerma on March 12, 2012 at 3:19pm

Hm.. Now I have more things to think about haha.
Thank you for commenting, and for giving me some things to think about. 

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