Why Should I Be Moral?
I might do something immoral if it were in my best interest.
If you consider something immoral, you consider it wrong to do; so by doing it you are violating Q1.
This is a Q2 violation if you want other people to behave morally.
If you know that something is immoral, then you know that you are wrong to do it. If you’re not moral, you’re wrong. It’s that simple.
Do you not care about being right, particularly when there is something to gain from being wrong? You can live like that if you like, but doing so encourages others to behave in the same way. Odds are that in the long run this isn’t in your best interest.
Living an immoral life can also take away any legitimate justification you might have for condemning those who harm you for their own gain. Do you really want to lose that?
You are encouraged to leave your answers to the questions posed in this post in the comments section. This post is based on an excerpt from Ask Yourself to be Moral, by D. Cancilla, available at LuLu.com and Amazon.com. See the 2Q system page for details of the philosophical system mentioned in this post.