Puritanism is by no means a dirty word for something not very pleasant. Increasingly, this epithet is awarded to people who follow the severity of morals and observe excessive stiffness and purity, but the true meaning and meaning of this term for many to this day remains a mystery. Are Puritans really as bad as many believe, and what does this word actually mean?
Puritanism originated in England at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries and until the 18th century was a religious and political movement that formed the basis of the opposition forces of the feudal aristocracy. The Puritans preached a special strictness in the observance of religious rites, the refusal of entertainment and excesses and an ascetic lifestyle that did not allow anything that would be excessive or could be considered liberty. With the flourishing of the lush lifestyle of the English aristocracy, the Puritans took a critical position and opposed wastefulness. Gradually, Puritanism, as a religious trend, came to naught, but one cannot deny the enormous influence of the philosophy of its adherents on the minds and views of England at that time. By advocating the liberation of the Church of England from the remnants of the Catholic religion, the Puritans made an enormous contribution to the formation and formation of the religious base of Britain today. And calls for frugality and sharp criticism of the wasteful way of life of the aristocracy led to the formation of a theory of capital accumulation common to the entire bourgeoisie. Which was also of great historical significance. If you deviate from history and return to the present, you can notice a certain connection between the theories preached by the Puritans and the way of life of some people. And now there are those who do not accept luxury and advocate strictness in life, everyday life and family. The negative connotation of the term "Puritan" is given by people who, on the contrary, strive for a free life filled with benefits, pleasures and luxury. But it is also not worth condemning and even more so subjecting these views to criticism. Puritanism, like many other philosophies and theories, certainly has a right to life and its followers. And even if you personally think that the propaganda of such a lifestyle is stupid and completely meaningless, you should not criticize it, let alone consider it wrong. Puritans make their choices consciously, just like other people do. Learn to respect this choice and try to understand it.