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Morality

Morality is a very delicate subject, and every individual has a


different set of values and morals that control the way they live their
lives.
Morality is a set of beliefs that tell us what is right and what is wrong,
thus influencing the decisions we make in life.
But they vary depending on several factors such as culture,
environment, social and financial situation, upbringing and even
from person to person. What some people might consider acceptable
is completely horrifying in the eyes of others.

Morals may come from various sources, such as religious beliefs, or
simply an accepted value of a determined culture or group of people.
An example of a religious belief that is used as a modern set of values
that are adopted by most of the world is the Ten Commandments.
Even though not the whole world is Christian, almost the whole
world believes in at least one of the Commandments. It could be
either Honor thy father and thy mother or Thou shalt not commit
adultery or even Thou shalt not kill but the fact is that you cant
find many places that dont accept at least one of the Ten
Commandments in their set of values.
But just because one culture or society accepts a set of morals, it
doesnt mean every single person will agree with it, or follow it.
Every person is different and has a different sense of right and
wrong. That difference was the basis for the creation of a set of laws.
Laws are basically a way of ensuring that the population of a
determined region will follow the set of morals and values
established and accepted by that community so that life can be safer
and more agreeable for the population.
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Many people have also seen morality as a bad thing over the years.
Because it is based on feeling and belief, morality has been accused of
mainly the same argument as religion: that it is not in touch in with
reality, and therefore has no place in it. Thinkers such as Socrates
and Nietzsche criticized morality because of it:
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with
reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A system of morality, which is based on relative emotional values, is
a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing
sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates

Morality is however, present in our lives, and doesnt only help us in
the making of life-changing decisions, but also in the everyday life,
and influences the way we interact with other people, and our view
of ourselves.
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in
spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of
all human morality.
Winston Churchill

This is just a very brief overview, since morality is such a lengthy and
delicate subject that has many other debates and faces.