Or, the law of human nature, or the natural law. Call it what you will, it essentially comes down to the fact that we are born with an inherent sense of wrong and right. This basis of wrong and right forms the societal norms from which we operate at even the earliest of ages. A small child may see a parent reach into a jar and retrieve a cookie. The child when left alone may remember where the cookies are and then attempt to retrieve one for themselves. If the parent happens to approach while the child has their hand in the jar inevitably the child will quickly try to remove their hand before being “caught” by the parent.
On a similar note we don’t have to teach our children how to be selfish, I have yet to tell any of my children to please stop sharing so much.
Where does this sense of right and wrong come from? It seems there are essentially 2 mindsets: either there is the belief that someone/thing has placed these things in us, or that we have evolved into this mindset.
The question then becomes: we have a sense of wrong and right and yet we want to, and often do choose the wrong over the right. if we have evolved to a point where we inherently know what is wrong and right, why then would we still choose to do wrong?
All of these questions I am sure will stir many more questions and at the core of it you have to decide, do I believe in absolute truth, that is truth that is truth regardless of whether or not I believe it to be true?