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Is “what makes the world go around” the rotation of Earth on its axis, or the success of human social endeavors?
If it’s something like the latter, morality might overlap.
I think it was meant to be more like science and objective reality in general.
Money is what makes the world go.
Does this mean that Harry Potter isn’t real ?
Has the economic crisis resulted in the world not spinning properly? Did some nation forget their annual tithe to pay the bill?
No, just that it doesn’t cause the Earth to turn. And since the Harry Potter mythos doesn’t have anything to say about Newtonian physics specific to the Earth’s rotation, we can still believe that everything in Harry Potter really happened. Though, if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that it couldn’t be true. Ron and Hermione would’ve broken up, at best, within a few years. They simply had too few shared interests.
They had magic and saving the world in common. Also, with Hermione coming from a muggle family and Ron’s family being one of the few in the wizarding world with experience, even a fascination in muggle ways I don’t think that was the problem. The stark reality of the situation is that she would have grown up and simply realised that she just could do better.
You can read my fanfic on the subject here…. just kidding.
Is morality mythology?
So the world didn’t start going until money was invented?
Certainly, I think, some aspects of it are.
…? I’m curious what definition of “morality,” you’re using.
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