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Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us THE SOURCE.
The difference between ethics and morals can seem somewhat arbitrary to many, but there is a basic, albeit subtle, difference. Morals define personal character, while ethics stress a social system in which those morals are applied. In other words, ethics point to standards or codes of behavior expected by the group to which the individual belongs. This could be national ethics, social ethics, company ethics, professional ethics, or even family ethics. So while a person’s moral code is usually unchanging, the ethics he or she practices can be other-dependent.
I have shown you two photos here. One is my age group, I think you can guess which one that is, and the other is the 20’s and 30’s age group.
I think the definition I placed above pretty well sums it all up in a nutshell. We, or most of us are taught morals, manners, about everything we need from the people who were raising us as young kids.
As we grow and taste and sample our independence we start to make our own decisions. We begin to make our own friendships. We start to separate the ties that bind us to our parents.
There is much more freedom of choice now a days in my opinion. In my time my parents word was gold. There was no arguing and definitely no questioning. Their morals poured out on us and even though we also grew and ripped the seams of our Mama’s dress, we still pretty much didn’t stray too far from what we learned.
Today, the freedom given to young folks allows them to explore everything that the world has to offer at much younger ages. If I wanted to date before I was 16, I was given no choice but to hear the word NO.
Today, kids date in junior high. Pregnancy runs high. Not only does the sampling offer too much in my eyes, most kids are not ready for the responsibilities that freedom offers. Kids still have good morals but like I said, there is many more choices offered.
Guidelines have been broadened. Parents want to be friends instead of parents. I believe children and youth want and need guidelines. You don’t have to worry about being strict or losing their love and give in or be too good of a friend. Most kids will give their parents a big hug when they grow up and say a big thanks for caring.
We all want to fit in, we all want to belong and be loved. This has never changed since mankind. But the exploring tools should be let loose for the taking at appropriate ages. Just because a child or youth is asking questions doesn’t mean they are ready. They are questioning, they are asking the two people they can trust, the ones who are raising them.
I don’t offer advice on morals of others, unless you ask, then I will speak the truth I know as mine. You can do as you choose with my words. I am here on earth to get along and not fight, love not war, so peace brother, as I used to say.
Well folks I better hush because I don’t want to have hate mails running rampant tonight. You have to realize this post comes from one of those old rocker buddy hip hop grannies.
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I completely agree with you.Working in a school I can see that nowadays, children rule their parents. If the child want to wear the pink dress, mummy puts the pink dress on even though it is not school uniform, so we tell the parent and the child off. Parents cannot say no anymore and that is a shame. Children need rules and guidelines, they do prefer a stricter teacher to a lame one as they know exactly where they stand and what is allowed. I am glad I still disciplined my children and they knew well the word no. It is so important as in adult life not everything will go to their plan either. I could go on and on…..
Great post Terry!
I could too, go on and on. I always felt that children need to be shown they are loved and cared about. One way to do this is to set guidelines and rules. Respect is earned and not given. Love is always there even through the bad times. Walking a way, keeping a child quiet in any way available are definitely not right
We are thinking the same Terry!
I hate seeing people my age or younger that have no respect for anyone, not even themselves. It burns me when I hear of this teen or that teen dating, having a cell phone, having a car all on mommy’s and daddy’s dime. In my younger days if I wanted something I had to work to earn money to pay for it. For me it was babysitting and working on my grandfather’s farm. I had to work hard to get the little I made. $20 a week from my grandpa and $30 a week for babysitting for a neighbor. In my opinion if a teen wants to have these things they should be made to pay for some of it. I know everything costs, but they should learn how to manage their money early on in today’s world.
I have to agree 100%. Kids don’t have respect, they don’t even know the word. They are given everything and work for very little. It isn’t all their fault. Parents work and buy the kids love out of guilt of not being there for them, but then there are others who think differently and just give to get them out of their hair. it is sad to see