From where do you get your moral compass?
Some think religion is the only source of "good" or "right" morality. But I am not convinced. I think there are more sources that are viable for a proper moral compass to live by. Where do you track yours to?
There is a store around the corner "Dollar or Two" something like that - they sell morals - a dozen ... but even those I don't buy.
Do I need them? Not unless they are cute. Or fun. Or both.
I think it mostly comes from your upbringing--what your parents taught you.
you can buy it in the school supply shop hahaha..for me first from your parents..those values and virtue they instill to you growing up..and part of this is your relationship to our LORD GOD..your spirituality..and as you grow up..it is more on your personal relationship to our LORD GOD!!!..your being "CHRISTIAN",,and kalini we need sense of moral core in our lives..it will make our lives better..life without moral compass is like sailling on the sea without definite destination ..we need it!!!
The assumption that morality comes from religion is questionable. I would rather say that religion has co-opted morality. Any moral precept consistent through different religions would be one such co-opted moral. Any moral present only in one religion, could be said to be the the product of that religion.
Umberto eco, is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist and he discusses how morality occurs with the introduction of another. Meaning that once there is more than one person in a 'tribe', then morals occur naturally. in my opinion, morals are an inbuilt human trait that is heavily influence by environment. Religions are all based on this bedrock of human nature but claim that only 'their' teachings are true morality.
In childhood, parents and teachers play a great role in shaping character and instilling morality. In adulthood it is more or less based on your own power of analysis.
education, upbringing, life experience and philosophies... it is a patchwork that is clear and customer made I really appreciate more and more.
From the things, people and animals around me! If you don't like others do it, why should you do it?
The most impressive part of morality is that animals won't hurt one-another without a reason and respect each other despite diversity!
I got mine from my parents and grandparents. The way they chose to raise me and the environment I was exposed to helped shape my compass.
Morality comes from evolving social connections back thousands of years ago. When mankind was first evolving into a social creature, some set of "rules" had to be put into place as to the interaction between tribes. These basic rules existed long before the main Abrahamic religions started corrupting and misusing the ideals set into motion by social evolution. Man realized that he and his tribe and others needed certain items that were of very limited availability to him. Trades were soon made between tribes so that each could benefit from the trade. Reciprocity is born and mankind starts evolving more pro-social emotions like guilt, in response to moral actions.
Morality comes from evolution of socio-cultural interactions and relations.
If you are only being good to get something, that's immoral.
'My Momma'....my Momma taught me a longgggggggggggg time ago about living a morally 'correct' life. However, i am sure that within her teachings were those that came from spiritual growth and connection. I do not believe that has to occur in a formal religious setting or inside of a church. Although I do believe it can.
My own personal 'moral north' directs me as I live each day. It keeps me centered and grounded.
My Grandparents....who though that "God" derived from the word "Good"
For me, there is nothing more to be said........and that is the way that it is...........
Experience and common sense as well as Empathy.
If you would hate to have someone steal something from you, don't steal.
If you don't want to end up getting punched, don't punch someone.
If you don't want to be brutally murdered in prison, don't rape women or children.
I don't know. For me, that is the source of my Moral compass.
Experience, common sense, instinct and Empathy.
I get it from an innate knowledge of what is good for me and others, and what is not.
Most people have this.
by janesix 5 years ago
I say we are born knowing right from wrong. People KNOW they are doing something wrong, and yet choose to do it anyway.Our moral compass is a gift from God.Morals are inborn in my opinion.Discuss.
by Andi R 7 years ago
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by SilentReed 2 years ago
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by lanablackmoor 5 years ago
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