posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 09:22 PM
Is cheating wrong? Is leaving someone wrong? Walking away from a relationship is a right. Humans are by nature not monogamous. A moral code is
adopted by some that endorses monogamy, just as another moral code is adopted by others that endorses fidelity. Neither is shared by all. People can
voluntarily take on or shrug off either as their worldviews change. What about deceit? Deceit goes against honour as honour is commonly perceived.
So do many things that people do as a matter of lifestyle, or sometimes just to get by, in modern societies. Is it perhaps unreasonable to expect
people to single out this particular impropriety? Some will say that this one matters more than most, and that is a valid subjective value
In a relationship where fidelity is supposedly sacred while monogamy is not, one is to refrain from cheating while it is understood that the partner
may leave at any time, for any reason. This may be consistent, but not always reasonable. And some partners will eventually be perceived as
vain and shallow; do such people really deserve fidelity?
Edit: my use of monogamy is the uncommon one -- " The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime."
[Edited on 18-7-2004 by HeirToBokassa]