“Making something lawful for me doesn’t necessarily mean it will benefit me or be helpful or constructive to my fellow man” It doesn’t make it right or automatic in moving humanity along. paraphrased 1 Cor 6:12 ESV
Is it conscionable? – if it is an indulgence and can control you, best leave it alone because our conscience tells us to not always approve the crowds decision. My grandmother used to tell us, “don’t follow the crowd because they will lead you away from a basic understanding of right and wrong.” We all have "gut feelings" but most of the time we ignore them and never, well almost, do we seek to know where these feelings or core values come from.
“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.” Augustine of Hippo
The question then becomes, are values truly outdated? You have to ask yourself, isn’t it the common values that allows us co-exist with each other on a very basic level and then enables us to seek and understand each other’s action and reaction to those values? Get this in the wrong order, and the values become lost and thus; the assimilation into one is lost.