How do we know what’s right? How do we know what’s wrong? How do we separate the two from each other? Maybe through a line between thought and action? What if we justify right and wrong through the difference between a thought and execution of the thought? For instance, if committing a crime is wrong then can we say the same about the ‘thought’ of committing a crime? But, in that case, would that justify any thought until it becomes an act? And what about when it comes to a personality like Alan Turing, the father of computer science who saved millions of life breaking German codes during WW2, who, as written by his brother John Turing in the book Alan M. Turing, loathed his mother, was gay in a century which was ignorant of the meaning? He remained honest about who he was without having caused harm to anyone despite his well-known strange personality but, surely as mentioned in the book Alan M. Turing, he did think strangely, scarily even about his mother. But he broke Enigma, kept the war from extending thereby saving millions of lives. So what do we make of him? Right for what he did? Or wrong for what he thought he could do? From a commoner struggling to live everyday to an inventor living to end the struggle, who is determined to be right or wrong and based on what? If thoughts lead to actions then they better be right but how is it possible to develop a right thought until and unless a wrong action has been performed? On that note, I am reminded of a rather funny version of this very puzzle of thought and action through right and wrong………
What first came into existence? Egg or Chicken? 😉


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