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Good morals

Jul 27, 2010, 11:36 AM

All morals are generally regarded as good, and they are meant to guide humans to do the right thing always. They are an essential part of our society, and that is what differentiates humans from animals. Once you learn a moral, it does not change with time or lose its value.

You will follow it, no matter what, because it functions at a subconscious level. If you have never lied since childhood, then it is possible that you will never lie for the rest of your life. That is why most people when they lie eventually end up confiding to God or the person they have lied to. It is their morals that make them do it.

Good morals are the ones that make you choose the right thing over the bad thing. Every circumstance in life brings us with two choices. One will be good and the other bad. What we choose is what our morals ask us to do. People have different morals in society. Some they learn from their parents, some from their own experiences, some due to religion and some from other people's experiences. Once these morals are accepted by us, they become the voice in our heads and dictate the right thing to do for the rest of our lives.

As a person grows old, they learn more and more morals. That is why older people are always considered wiser than younger ones. Moral is a principle that is unwavering and has a standard way of showing up in our lives.

An important goal for many parents is to teach their children good morals. Though it can be difficult to know how to go about this since morality is a subjective concept, what is morally good to one person may be morally bad to another. It's also important to teach the information in a way that children understand and retain. By understanding what morals are most important to you, you are more capable of passing on the message to your children.

Set an example for your children by following your own moral guidelines. According to experts, morals are learned behaviour. Children observe your behaviour from a young age, and are more likely to follow your actions than your words. If helpfulness is a moral you want your child to exemplify, then you should let your child see you volunteering in the community or helping a neighbour bring in their groceries.

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right"

Isaac Asimov