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Dignitas 008

Professor Larson
11 October 2015
Human Dignity
What makes a person consciously treat other people well? When the topic of human
dignity was brought up, the first thought that came to my mind were the type of morals we as
humans have. When you remove your morals, pertaining to religious views, people still tend to
be nice to each other. I personally believe it is a part of being human. We have urge to be kind to
others around us, which can be seen as human generosity. Human generosity is simply a
sssssbyproduct of instincts.
We learn at a young age to always be kind when conversing with another person. Part of
the answer to the question about why some humans are generous is the fact that being a generous
person is usually rewarding. We learn about the small cost you incur by being generous to
someone else can be more than compensated if you happen to meet that individual again.
Generosity is not a haphazard behavior but a basic orientation to life. It entails not only a moral
good expressed but also certain vices rejected, such as selfishness, greed, fear, and meanness.
Generosity also involves giving not just anything, but rather those things that are good for others.
To ungenerous people, the idea of giving good things away can feel like a threatening loss to be
feared and avoided—which is partly why they do not give. But people who have learned to
practice generosity know that their own lives are positively enhanced in various ways by their
giving to others

Human generosity plays a big part in human dignity. Human dignity simply
defined is the right to be treated with honor and respect. Human dignity involves respect and
compromise among the different people of any society. A great example would be a nurse. A

fundamental principle that underlies all nursing practice is respect for the inherent worth, dignity,
and human rights of every individual. Nurses take into account the needs and values of all
persons in all professional relationships. The nurse establishes relationships and delivers nursing
services with respect for human needs and values, and without prejudice.
When the topic of human dignity was brought up, the first thought that came to my mind
were the type of morals we as humans have. When you remove your morals, pertaining to
religious views, people still tend to be nice to each other. The greatest example of everyday
human dignity is in the medical field. They must respect and honor the needs of the patient. They
must see them as a whole person and not as another sick patient. Part of the answer to the
question about why some humans are nice is the fact that being a generous person is usually
rewarding.