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I think with your problem, you should first define your beliefs, goals, likes, and dislikes. As in really write them down. Anything, from "I believe offending others with deregatory words is unacceptable." to "I really like pizza." This is because once you've defined the above enough, you're getting much more of an idea about your identity. Hereafter, ...


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You are tethering your decision making to someone else's values or whims and you don't understand what drives them. (Hint, you can't) Worse yet, they will change and you will not know why they change. Work on establishing your own set of rules and standards. They should fit the higher levels of purpose in your life such as "Why do I exist", "What are the ...


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One popular secular approach is Kant's categorical imperative: Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law. This is interestingly close, though formulated in a more convoluted way, to the Golden Rule, which appears in many of the world's major religions: One should treat others as ...



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