Immoral is a adjective which is used to name that one or that which opposes the moral . Morality, meanwhile, is formed by the set of values, customs, beliefs and norms of a person or of one community .
For example: "Several religious groups called advertising immoral by presenting two women and one man in an intimate situation", “The rock band gave an immoral spectacle that outraged the public present”, “Being a millionaire in such a poor country is immoral”.
The immoral, therefore, is that which moves away from good customs or actions that are considered correct . People are expected to respect a kind of coexistence and action guide that is governed by morality: when they depart from their postulates, they engage in immoral behavior.
Importantly, morality depends on each culture or social group , so something that is immoral for some may not be for others. The sexuality and the religion They are usually objects of moral debate.
In some groups, that one woman Straight having sex with a different man every week can be considered something immoral. In other contexts, however, such behavior does not imply anything abnormal or reprehensible, since it is a decision that falls within its intimate sphere.
The one who has two simultaneous couples, or who does not attend the religious service indicated by the ecclesiastical authorities, can also be accused of immoral. It is clear that the indictment of immoral, therefore, depends on multiple factors , from cultural to generational.
Morality is one of those elements that, despite having been invented by the human being, govern our lives as if they were irrefutable truths, components of nature that we were condemned to accept. A similar example is guilt, and both concepts are related: our elders teach us to feel guilty if we do not respect a series of mandates, many of which are related to morality, and most fail to get out of this macabre and twisted system .
For a thinking mind, it is enough to note that the same action can be classified as immoral in one culture and acceptable in another to understand that it is an absurd and capricious concept. As long as our behavior does not invade the freedom of others, living beings should have the right to do what we want with our bodies and our minds. What leads a person to severely criticize the actions of another, even though they have no direct impact on their life? Probably the fear.
What is immoral, but a name that we decide to give to what we are afraid of, that we do not understand or that we want to try but we dare not? The Royal Spanish Academy relates the term "moral" with goodness and malice, as two extremes that serve to measure the actions of a person and thus be able to determine how to rate them. However, in everyday speech it is not so common that morality appears in descriptions of criminal facts as it is to see it in relation to the homosexuality and intimate life of a heterosexual woman: two men or two women who walk hand in hand through a park are immoral, and so is a woman free.
The most ironic of the good customs which aims to protect morals is that they do not include kindness towards animals, nor the acceptance of other human beings or the equality of conditions and rights for all: no newspaper marks as immoral a man who leaves his dog all day in an apartment of 30 square meters and that walks him tied ten minutes when he returns from work, nor one that requires his wife to keep the house and cook, as if he was unable to perform the same tasks.