Forgive me for not responding to your answers and comments until now. I had to take a short hiatus in order to complete and publish my first book. I'd like to thank you all for responding to this question.
Express 10: Yes, I see your point. When certain opportunities come my way I will sometimes question whether or not I'm willing to sacrifice my morals and values to get to the next level. I have had some favorable circumstances pass on by because of my moral standings. Kudos!!
Garifalia: In my opinion I can see television and other social media venues having a hold on society and how they view the misconception of evil winning over good. Children are very susceptible to what they see and hear in the media. Some public figures are just like those heros tv shows as you'd talked about. They are untouchable with no need to be accountable for their actions. Therefore positively sending out the wrong message. Thank you for your thoughts on this!!
WhydThatHappen: Ok, I get it. With the colliding of cultures vs social moral codes people have to weigh each situation differently. Whereas one case can be an answer based on morals/values, while another case might be based on the rewards or gained opportunity. You stated "I believe that morality is important, but its governance over my actions has some limits out of practicality," it seems that we may all struggle from time to time with our morals and values. Thanks for your honesty!!
Zsobig: Agreed. It's how and what we may have been taught that guides us to determining whether morals will be an issue or not. No one can truly say that they'd never forsake their morals because at anytime an opportunity that can make or break us can present itself. If a person can live with themselves after going against their morals/values then they don't matter much. Thank you, good response!!
JThomp42: I think society gives too much leeway to certain issues concerning morals/values. When good morals are overcome with society willingly changing the proper rules of conduct the overall standards are cheapened. So rather than doing the "right thing" society allows the wrong doings, ideas etc. overtake the good due to popular demand. Thanks for your answer!!
Claudia Marie: Yes, Karma!! My favorite excuse for doing the "right thing." I did read up on Isaiah 5:20 KJV Amplified, and it seems that we (society, America, the world) are in trouble. Thank you and nicely stated!!