Most Helpful Guy
Basically, it has do with the origin of ethics and morality. When you completely free to do whatever you want guilt-free, there is the likely probability that you will have a conflict of some type with another person. That conflict may be due to being a victim of the consequences of your actions or you being the victim of the consequences if the actions of some other completely free person.
When population densities are small, the potential for confluct is low, but as we live in societies with higher population densities, that risk of interpersonal conflict goes way up.
What happens if there is conflict? Very often death or permanent injury. Unfortunately, because of our family nature, desires for revenge loom setting off more conflict which can subsequently turn into intergenerational feuds which can get out of control with lots of innocent victims whose families want more revenge justice. This leads to chaos and the breakdown of society.
Now, the creation of society is critical because, through it, we have the sharing of knowledge and mutual protection by its members that has helped us become the dominant species on Earth.
So, societies have an interest in identifying and punishing actions and behaviors which can cause interpersonal conflict. Thus, ethics, morals, laws are invented to tell people what are acceptable actions and behaviors ("doing the right thing"). And, for those who violate them, there is social ostracization and a justice/penal system to punish or isolate the offenders.
Thus, "doing the right thing" sucks the joy out of life because, for society to function, we all have to surrender a certain amount of joy-inducing freedom.0
Most Helpful Girl
We are living in this weird psuedo-fascist late-capitalist hell where enjoyment is mandatory. You HAVE to enjoy, you are not allowed not to enjoy, you need to partake in the pleasures, all of them, as many as possible, not just the bodily pleasures, but the spiritual pleasures, the intellectual pleasures, the material pleasures, the 'simple' pleasures, etc. etc. Your life has to be fulfilling, exciting, happy... And if you are not enjoying there is something wrong with you. You are disordered in some way, and need to be locked up.
It is like being locked into a beautiful buffet by armed guards. However, as we say, 'there is no ethical consumption under capitalism', and we are forced to consume constantly. We are constantly hurting each other, we are always doing the wrong thing. Everything I wear was produced by exploited labour, everything I eat was produced by exploited labour, everything I touch is covered with blood. And my labour is exploited in turn. To get to my job, where I am exploited, I drive a car, produced by exploited labour, and so on, forever.
Many times it feels that there is no right thing to do. But, when we are forced into consuming so much, eventually we will vomit.0