Perversity is a deviation from the norm?
At the junction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuriespeople, professing the "old faith", went to the dense forests of Siberia, in order not to let the vice into their lives. The Old Believers believed that all the mechanisms for the most part carry the influence of the unclean, and those who are constantly in contact with them are easily liable to vice.
What does the word "depravity" mean?
In ancient Russia, people who have their own point of view, leading an immoral lifestyle, have been censured. Thus, others expressed their disapproval and condemnation of the actions of the reprobate.
Perversity is the actions condemned by societyor inconsistency with generally accepted moral principles. Most often, the commandments set forth in the Bible were taken as a measure. The main passions were: gluttony, adultery, greed, anger, pride, vanity, discouragement.
Extent of depravity
It is impossible to say exactly how to determine the degree of depravity. For every living creature on the planet, this has its limits, depending on the environment, upbringing and personal qualities.
If we compare residents of prestigious areas andslums, their frame of depravity will be completely different. For example, the birth of a child by a girl under the age of sixteen is subject to public condemnation.
A dark-skinned girl who became a mother without completingschool - the norm for the "black" quarters of America. For her, depravity is an abstract concept. Most often, getting "street" education, immigrants from such places are forced to work hard to get to the higher stage of the social ladder.
The most often considered concept issexual perversity. This is something that is not spoken openly, something that they try to hide from others. It is impossible to say whether it is right to consider the desire to diversify your intimate life with depravity. Someone considers relaxed behavior in the marital bedroom as debauchery and immoral behavior, and someone - the norm.
The New World - New Vices
Modern world with the development of technologies, exceptthe basic concept of depravity, received in addition a new meaning of this word. Surprising is the fact of using this concept in medical practice, where vice is an abnormal deviation from a certain rate of development of vital organs and systems.
Well-known is the phrase "heart disease". This is exactly the case when the notion of vice gets the opposite of the "classical" meaning. Cardiologists divide the vices of the main organ into congenital, incompatible with life and congenital, but operable.
Perversity is what different frames had at different times. What was common for ancient Rome and Greece, in medieval Europe, was blamed and hidden.