MORAL INDIGNATION is a sign of WEAKNESS, contrary to your beliefs.
I love Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda’s character; this is what he said in ‘Fire from Within’:
“Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men.
Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
Then, I found a quote from Erick Fromm:
„There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.”
Yes, but the ‘addiction’ to the ‘superiority’ feeling given by moral indignation is really great.
And why would we be so addicted to it?
Probably, one explanation might be, that we do not know who we are; the ‘feeling’ given by moral indignation helps us for a little while longer to avoid being present to the fact that we do not know or fear of finding out who we are.
Of course, if you do not recognize what you are doing, you might end up in a world filled with ‘idiots’, or all alone, hating yourself for being so ‘smart’ that you destroyed everything worth living for like love, appreciation, joy and so on.
But you can have a consolation price: you will die a superior being and possibly, hopefully no dog will be allowed to pee on your tombstone.
Makes you think!…
Of course, if you are an authentically morally indignant, I mean – you really have very good reasons for that, like everybody is really stupid and beneath you, you have no gray matter left to think with:)