Long story short- Do you think our moral values or the fear of repercussion hold people back from doing things they wanted to do?
A guy sees a videogame that he wants at a mall, but doesn't steal it. Do you think it's because he's afraid of getting caught and charged with theft, or because he thinks stealing is wrong?
A girl has the opportunity to get the dream job she always wanted, the only catch is that she has to sleep with her boss. She declines, is this because she believes she doesn't have to sleep around to get where she wants to be, or because she's afraid of being labeled as a slut?
Let's move this onto more primal insticts; agression and lust. A friend has a hot girlfriend that's flirting with you- do you **** her brains out as soon as you get the chance, or no?
If not, why? Because that would be wrong to do with your friends girl, or because you're afraid of getting caught? Let's say she's not going out with a friend of yours, but you know she is married/going out with someone. Still no?
Some guy your age beats up your little brother and puts him in the hospital for 2 months. Would you go seeking revenge? If not, why? Afraid of getting your ass whooped/having the cops called on you, or because violence doesn't solve anything?
So on and so forth, discuss.