What’s the best way to describe traits, behaviors and trends that don’t hurt other people (so they’re not immoral) but are nevertheless wrong, harmful and reprehensible for the individual and/or society as a whole?
As of now the only terms I can think of that fit what I’m describing are “toxic”, “sick” and “degenerate.” We clearly recognize that people shouldn’t do immoral things because they harm other people (lying, stealing, rape, murder, exploitation etc). No sane person would want to live in a society that was nothing but chaos and violence where everyone was as evil and brutal to each other as possible. That would be more like Hell than an actual society. If tomorrow they made something like the Purge legal where you could do whatever you wanted except it never ended the overwhelming majority of people would be upset and would try to change things back to the status quo.
It doesn’t take a philosopher or a genius to see that there are a lot of awful things about American society that shouldn’t exist either because of the effect it has on society as a whole or the effect it has on the person themselves. We can all name things a person shouldn’t do or the type of character people shouldn’t have or desire to have that aren’t explicitly harmful. It’s easy to imagine a completely peaceful society where people didn’t harm each other but was nonetheless a rotten and sad place to live in. As an example materialism, consumerism and hedonism aren’t immoral because no one is directly harmed like theft or assault but I wouldn’t want to be an excessively hedonistic and materialistic person and I wouldn’t want to live in a society like Huxley’s Brave New World where the population was made up almost entirely of shallow, ignorant people who only care for sex, drugs, mindless entertainment, gossip and other trivialities.