Daily Prompt; Morality Play
Where do your morals come from — your family? Your…
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.