I disagree. Having a subjective view of reality allows you to be a better human being.
Better human being?
Do you see the obvious contradiction there?
And this is what I mean by all arguments fall back on themselves by their own subjective weight.
You suggest that a subjective view allows one to achieve something that is better. But according to your subjective view you have no objective metric to measure it in order to explain how one set of behaviors is better.
The point collapses onto itself into that relativistic goo I referenced earlier.
Also, why debate me on this? I can never be wrong because my view is as subjectively right as yours.
You don't realize it or admit it, but you do believe in a standard of human behavior. Why not accept that? Perhaps it is because subjectivity becomes a convenient argument when faced with difficult moral decisions and or in the belief that tolerance of other different views is important. I think tolerance is a virtue. But then again, if you believe tolerance is important then that is just another subjective value, and I am willing to guess your tolerance of opposing value systems only goes so far. No doubt you draw clear lines in the sand for certain behaviors and beliefs.
You act like there is an objective reality and morality. Why not let your beliefs match your behavior? And in the acknowledgement of what you don't understand there is plenty of room for the tolerance of other beliefs.
One last point, I have never suggested that human beings have it all figured out. I have received some education in my life, and I have found it to be a true humbling experience. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
Anyway, this thread is fairly expired at this point. If you wish to respond, please do. I will read it, but I do not feel the need to have the last word. You can have that if you wish.
All the best.