What is morality? Why does man need it? Is there a morality proper to man?
I1 face choices every instant. I can choose to act in a manner that prolongs my life. Or I can choose to act otherwise. In effect, I have a constant fundamental2 choice to make – pro my life or not. It is this need to make choices that is at the basis of morality. Once I have made the choice to live, I need a moral code to guide my choices accordingly. If I do not choose to live, morality is irrelevant to me. Morality applies only if
1) I have the power of choice.
2) I hold my life as my ultimate value.
1) I am going to argue this debate from a first person frame of reference
2) By fundamental, I mean that this choice precedes any moral code.