Social Morality and Goal
Dure: The book [Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam] convinced me that physical intimacy is beautiful.
Me: It's a beautiful discovery.
Dure: Why are we always taught that it's shameful and lame?
Me: It's the morality we live in and are exposed to: sex is beastly and immoral. A shameful act to be kept hidden and not talked about. It's stupid and outrageous considering how much harm it does.
Dure: Why is it that the Western way of doing things always turns out better? Do you think there is a truth to the 'success of Western propaganda in Pakistani youth' theory, or are their systems and ideas really better in every regard?
Me: I think they are better. At least more humane. But everything comes with a price. Sexual liberation has its own problems. Suppressing sexuality is an effective but very cruel method of preventing that. Unfortunately, that's the approach our society took.
Dure: Individuality, then, is the solution, not structures. Right?
Me: If individual well-being is the goal, then yes.
Dure: Is that your goal?
Me: Yes, it is.