Difference Between Morality And Coexism

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Wealth and Progress Do Coexist Wealth and morality are two aspects of our daily lives that have played a role in our societies for centuries. We have seen multiple extremes were people subscribe to one or another. In our society, we have come to believe that these two cannot coexist. This argument of whether or not morality and wealth can coexist has become a social argument between the poor, who see nothing but injustice, and the rich, who are unable to understand the arguments of their opposition. Due to the two sides, the perceived lack of morality in wealth matters to the less wealthy individuals of society. Mahatma Gandhi states in (book name) his own opinion of the moral indifference in terms of wealth. He believes that when we make economic gains, we hinder our social progress. This social progress is described as our moral state. Despite Gandhi’s belief, I must disagree with him. Many societies do not decay socially because of wealth, on the contrary, our social progress is actually increased because of …show more content…
However, his arguments against wealth and their effects on social progress aren’t accurate. First, he states that material wealth corrupts morality and slows social progress. Yet, he doesn’t recognize that culture has risen with economic expansion, which we have seen during time periods such as the renaissance age. Secondly, Gandhi says that people with more wealth have more flexible morals, but he neglects the idea that there could be multiple factors that cause people, rich or poor, to be immoral. Finally, we hear the argument that our treatment of the environment shows the lengths in which we will be immoral for wealth. However, we have seen businesses turn away from harmful means of production to a healthier alternative. Ultimately, Gandhi is wrong when he says that wealth and morality cannot mix. Wealth does not decay or halt moral and social progress in the societies of the

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