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Is wrong or right, just a matter of perspective?

  1. bharmoriat profile image39
    bharmoriatposted 6 years ago

    Is wrong or right, just a matter of perspective?

    some one, some thing might be wrong in your eyes and it might be good from somebody elses perspective.that nothing is absolutely good or absolutely bad in this universe

  2. ehow101 profile image33
    ehow101posted 6 years ago

    You are absolutely right. It completely depends on your point of view. Sometimes things that look wrong might be right if you look at them from another perspective.

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    Marie Brannonposted 6 years ago

    One man's trash is another man's treasure.  Thank goodness we can always choose again, because sometimes my own trash becomes my own treasure, when I choose to see it differently.

  4. msorensson profile image74
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    In the Bhagavad Gita the conflict in the mind of Arjuna between having to fight his kin or not, the anguish or a preconditioned mind, and Krishna answering him would be the best answer..right and wrong are assigned values..

    "There is no master more ruthless, no jungle more wild, and no fire more fierce and consuming than the reactive mind. Therefore the battlefield of the mind is the only one we have to conquer, the only prison we have to walk out of, and then we can realize we have always been free. Freedom is the true nature of our being."


  5. DrMikeFitz profile image60
    DrMikeFitzposted 6 years ago

    Within in the question, often lies the answer. PEAR-Our Perceptions yield and Emotion. Our Emotion stimulates an Action. Our Actions produce a Result. The scientific proof lies within quantum physics and the study of "frozen light". (best to do a google search with both frozen light and quantum physics in the search box) If ALL of life is a light wave, that when broken down to the tiniest of measurable increments, is a wave (particle) that has an exact half positive and half negative balance instantaneously. To see only one side of a two sided person, place, thing, event is our perspectives based on our emotional values and our response. This part of creation also seems to have been done so by design. enjoy your search! Dr. Mike

  6. Craig Suits profile image78
    Craig Suitsposted 6 years ago

    Taking the question to the extreme, a supernova is the most violent and destructive phenominon in the universe that we know of. Yet, we wouldn't even exist if supernova's didn't occure.

    It is true, what is good for some may be very wrong for others so the only answer for this question resides in the collective be it a few, a country, our globe, or all the thinking beings in the universe.

    Whom ever states that something is right, must then be right. Conversly, whom ever states that something is wrong, must also be right.
    Rendering the question even further, the majority at any given moment, decides what is right and what is wrong.

    The next rendered step would have to include gods, creators, or any other unknown entity that, if indeed he, they, or most likely she, exist at all, would have to be the ultimate right or wrong decision maker. But who do they owe their creation too? Sooner or later one would think there would be an end to the buck passing. If there is, that is where the true right or wrong decision would prevail.

  7. NiaLee profile image61
    NiaLeeposted 6 years ago

    I think that the consequences of thoughts, actions and words tell about them. For sure, in some situations, someone's destruction gives the opportunity for another one to rise. Was is fair? Did this person deserve to fall?  That's when you decide if all the consequences should be there...anyway. things happen for a reason, so let's remain positive and sometimes not waste time and precious thoughts trying to label...let's move on and be thoughtful about what we do.

  8. Rai 18 profile image61
    Rai 18posted 6 years ago

    That is a trick question.  Wrong and right is a matter of instinct.  Everyone knows it is wrong to kill, to steal, to lie.  We have a natural longing for justice, for fairness.  But sometimes it is a matter of perspective.  Like when dealing with different cultures , what may seem wrong to one culture may be right in another.

  9. Doc Snow profile image97
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    I think not.  True, cultural norms can and do vary.  But there seem to be innate 'standards' that are part of what it means to be a complete human--for example, some research seems to show that even very young, pre-verbal babies already have a sense of 'fairness.'  Other researchers have spoken of a 'primate morality,' which would mean that even non-humans have a sense of right and wrong, though they don't have fully-developed ethics in the human style.

    This is, I think, quite a different question than that of 'absolute good/bad.'  Good and bad might be consistent among individuals without thereby becoming absolutes.  For example, we might all agree that killing is wrong in general, but also all agree that this is not an absolute proscription--perhaps it is OK to kill in self-defense, or for food.  (We don't actually all agree to either of those propositions, of course, but you get the point.)

    An absolute, as I would use the term, would be something that forms a moral norm without qualification--for example, maybe some would say that it is always wrong to regard another human as an object, regardless of context, intention, or anything else.  If so, that is an absolute.

    Clearly, there are folks who hold absolute moral beliefs--for example, some in the US have expressed the opinion that abortion is always, without exception, wrong, even to save the life of the mother.  They hold abortion as an absolute wrong.  Clearly, they are also a small minority--even among anti-abortion activists, many would allow it to save the mother.

    So absolute beliefs appear to exist, but they are not universal; and universal ethical beliefs appear to exist, but they are not absolute, since they exist in a fluid balance with other ethical beliefs and the balance must be resolved with regard to the facts of a particular context.

  10. dejahoo profile image60
    dejahooposted 6 years ago

    There is a way that seems right unto man whose end is death.  So, you choose this day life or death, blessing or cursing, choose life. Yes, there are absolute right and wrong choices all through life but not beyond what God is able to forgive.

  11. dare2baware profile image60
    dare2bawareposted 6 years ago

    Is wrong or right, just a matter of perception.  It's a good question and some may think it's not, but to me it is definately a matter of perception.

  12. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Up to a point, some things can be a matter of perspective.  For example, if I tell you my idea of what cell phone is a great cell phone, someone else make have an equally valid (but different) idea.

    On the other hand, there are things in this world that are not a matter of opinion or preference. Lots of times one person says something that's based on that person's solid understanding of a situation or subject, but because the other person doesn't quite have the same solid understanding he may interpret what's being presented as "just the other guy's ideas".

    To further complicate things, though, there are things that can be good for some people or in some circumstances but not for others or other circumstances.  Sometimes, too, something that's pretty much bad (no matter who you ask or what the circumstances) is something someone must overlook; because even if it's bad it may serve some good purpose.

    Even without those complications, however, there are issues/things that just aren't a matter of perspective and that are a matter of undisputable fact.

  13. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    I can not imagine the perspective, that would advocate, the raping of a 10 month old baby girl..........the sodomizing of a  2 years old little boy..........the killing of a 101 years old grandpa, because his soup was hotter than your own.

    I BEG, of YOU...............tell me the GOODNESS of these things.............come on, tell me, educate me.........prove to the world at large, how simple, uneducated, how 'hillbilly' ' or backward that, I am...........to know........that there is NO cause worthy of slicing the throat of a 6 year old child...................

    Bring your JUSTIFICATIONS on!

    Bring them to this forum
    to my local newspaper,
    PLEASE, bring them accross the field that joins my own personal yard............come one, come all.   Come telling, me, why as a mother, I should dare entertain, to think, that your agenda is worth the life of my child, or her child...........come, explain yourself, to me.......with your great thinking,.

  14. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 6 years ago

    No-wrong ang right are absolutesWrong is wrong - right is right -left is not right..I at least admit i support things that are wrong-I support the death penalty - yet it is wrong. we can agree that not all things that are just are right. i would also say not all things that are fair are right yet they could be just- "an eye for an eye ". murder is never right although it could be just.. a man kills 5 people or 1 and he is killed in a shootout with police-his punishment was just but it is not really right- yet i support the police decision to "take the criminal out"...

    the defense rests

  15. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Yes. It can be depending on how a person views it.

    Sometimes, there is no right or wrong answer to what is to be done. If one feels that it is the right thing to do, he/she will do it. But others may not agree to it.

    I do believe in going with what your heart feels. It should be the right thing to do when decision is needed.

  16. rajan jolly profile image88
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    I would say that something being right or wrong is just a matter of one's perspective. Now this perspective could be due to one's thinking, one's  experience, or one's state of mind at that very moment.

    Nothing is totally good or totally bad. These are extremes which are I think are not true. Nothing is ever totally black or totally white. Humans have shades of qualities in them and so do other things.

    Also, one's thinking keeps changing due to experience, getting on in age and circumstances.

  17. stariswhoiam profile image61
    stariswhoiamposted 6 years ago

    Different people have different views. For instance, a person may support abortion and another person may not. Each person has their reasons for choosing what they decide is right.
    Certain things are always wrong but certain things are arguable. For instance, killing a person just for the sake of killing a person is always wrong. If a person kills a person that has murdered many people in order to save future people from getting killed, it is arguable whether or not they did the right thing.

  18. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    Don't be deceived by relativistic thinking on right or wrong. Certainly a conquest is right for the conqueror but not for the conquered, but there are things which are ultimately right and wrong.

    For instance: a spiritual being clinging to physical reality as its reason for existence. Or clinging to ego as one's self. These are abominations.

    The true self needs to awaken. We need to love God above all else for he is the source of all light. This realm is only darkness--an inability to see without Homo sapiens eyes.

  19. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    No, it right and wrong is not a matter of perspective.  The Bible says that "Every man is right in his own eyes."  This, however, is not right.  The Bible is the source of knowing what is right or wrong.  Everything must line up to God's Word.  Christians have the Holy Spirit inside them which convicts them of sin.  Sin is sin.  If you have a question, take it to God's Word.

  20. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    not necessarily...some things are just 'wrong'...hurting others emotionally or physically is wrong...there is no perspective issue involved.
    so yes that is absolutely wrong in this universe.

  21. Bildad Hawi profile image74
    Bildad Hawiposted 8 months ago

    Notions of right and wrong are built on consensus which form social rules and laws to guide the continuity of a group.
    To say that the two concepts are a matter of perspective then that would mean that every person has a right to commit a crime against another resulting into anarchy.
    If i can murder and not be prosecuted then i would simply continue to do so without fearing any consequences.
    Justification of such on a large scale would ultimately lead to extinction.
    So anything 'right' will ensure self preservation and anything 'wrong' is contrary to the human need for continuity.