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  1. 1. MoralsStudy
  2. 2. Moral values can give meaning and purpose to your life. You’re able to directyour behavior towards beneficial and fulfilling activities. When you are livingyour life according to moral values that are based on honesty, compassion,courage, modesty, and forgiveness you can show good conduct. Then you canalso form positive bonds with others. Moral values are extremely important foryour overall well-being. Moral values provide a structure for your life. Honestymakes you respectable. Compassion makes you sympathetic to others. Couragegives you the bravery to overcome life’s challenges . Moral values are incrediblyessential for your overall well-being. Moral values offer a structure for yourlife. Honesty creates you respectable. Compassion makes you sympathetic toothers. Courage gives you the bravery to overcome life’s challenges.“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hingeson moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there aremoral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws . (from "RediscoveringLost Values")” Martin Luther King Jr .INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW
  3. 3. What are morals? moral are principles or habits with respect to right or wrongconduct.How do morals affect people? moral values are the essential building blocksof our character and nature and the sum total of our character and our natureis what we all are as human beings.Do teens know what morals are?According to Piaget, youth develop the morality of cooperation, at the age of10 years or older. As youth develop a morality of cooperation they realize thatin order to create a cooperative society people must work together to decidewhat is acceptable, and what is not. Piaget believed that youth at this agebegin to understand that morals represent social agreements between peopleand are intended to promote the common good.Do people think morals are important? Yes most people feel some sort ofmorals are critical.PROBLEM STATEMENT:HOW DO MORALS AFFECT US ALL?
  4. 4. How morals have changed: Marriage Having children at a young age Education Sexual Activity Schooling Poverty Family valuesWhat was the cause for the changes?Morality is the standards for behavior that exist at some point intime. Compared to ethics, morality undergoes changes frequently.Relating to matters of right and wrong and to how individual peopleshould conduct themselves?Morals are differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between thosethat are "good" and those that are "bad”. Morality may also bespecifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness.INTERVIEWS & FIELDWORK
  5. 5.  Based on somebodys principle suggests is right or wrong, rather thanon what rules or the law says should be done? Ethics and morals both relate to “right” and “wrong” conduct.However, ethics refers to the series of rules provided to an individual by anexternal source of their profession. On the other hand, morals refers to anindividual’s own principles regarding right and wrong. Ethics are the rules of conduct recognized in respect to human action or agroup, culture. We do these things because society says it is the right thing todo. If we don’t do these correctly we will face peer/social disapproval. Morals and ethics work side by side one is just the code of our culture, socialgroup says our correct. Morals are the principles or habit with respect to doingthe right or wrong conduct. This is our Individual or internal rules. When doingsomething that is not moral we are doing something against our own principlesand they can have a different effect on different people and maybe even makethem uncomfortable. Morals are consistent and although they can change ifbeliefs change.COMPARISON WITH BEHAVIOR TO RULE OR LAWS
  6. 6.  According to common standard of justice: regarded in termsof what is known to be right or just, as opposed to what isofficially or outwardly declared to be right or just.“Different cultures have dif ferent moral codes” —this is the key to understanding morality.Cultural relativism is the belief that morality “finds its genesis in thesubjective conventions of culture” (Beckwith and Koukl 43). Culturalanthropologist William Graham Sumner believes that morality isculturally determined because of the following three reasons: Each culture has a unique set of moral values. Moral values are generated by the natural influence of pain and pleasure aspeople seek to satisfy their base wants and desires. These values create acomplex system of customs. Each group thinks its moral values are right and the others are wrong(Quoted in Beckwith and Koukl 43).COMPARISON WITH COMMON STANDARD MORALS
  7. 7.  What is the current status of moral in what age has morals changed ? The firstis that young people construct their framework for reasoning about moralissues through their interactions with others and these interactions are shapedby their level of cognitive development. Why have they changed? Morals changes with the society. How many people live by their morals today? Everyone has a set of morals itsjust to what exist, age and time they live by them since morals stay the samefor the most part they just change little by little with society. What are the common morals people know? Everyone innately knows right fromwrong. What is the greatest threat to our environment community and our country withthe lack of morals? Children committing crimes was found to be lack of moralcompass, rather than the opportunity to commit crime or social background,was revealed to be the most important factor in youths breaking the law.CONSERVATION
  8. 8. We generally presume that moral principles must apply to allrational beings at all places and all times. Moral principles musttherefore be based on concepts of reason, as opposed toparticularities of culture or personality.IF WE ARE TO GO FORWARD, WE MUST GO BACK AND REDISCOVER THOSE PR ECIOUSVALUES - THAT ALL REALIT Y HINGES ON MORAL FOUNDATIONS AND THAT A LL REALIT YHAS SPIRITUAL CONTROL.( MARTIN L U THER K ING, JR .)MORAL EXCELLENCE COMES ABOUT AS A RESULT OF HABIT. WE BECOME JUST BY D OINGJUST ACTS, TEMPERATE BY DOING TEMPERATE ACTS, BRAVE BY DOING BRAVEACTS.(ARISTOTLE)