Ethics, Values and Good Habits

Ethics

Ethics: A definition
“Relating to what is good or bad, having to do with moral duty and obligation.” ~ Moral is defined as relating to principles of right and wrong “Ethics is not about being better than someone else; it’s about being the best we can be.”

and how others interests are to weigh against their own. good or bad.” • Moral Judgment – Judgments based on considerations of how other people are to be treated.Some more definitions • Ethics – A branch of philosophy concerned with ways of thinking philosophically about morality. . and moral judgment. • Morality – Human conduct and character referring to “those acts which it makes sense to describe as right or wrong.

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. and it will decide everything.” . Fall in love. who you know. what you read. falling in love in a quite absolute. final way. It will decide what gets you out of bed in the morning. will affect everything.“Nothing is more practical than finding God. how you will spend your weekends. stay in love. what you will do with your evenings. What you are in love with. that is. what breaks your heart. what seizes your imagination.

“Why Not Be a Bad Person?” .

discourse.What does “ethics” mean?  Two common meanings of “ethics” 1) How people actually live (descriptive ethics) 2) Reflection. and study concerning how people ought to live (normative ethics) .

Morality

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Ethics

a Morality = our lived experience of human freedom
a -- trying to use our freedom to live well or of discovering what is worth living for and trying to live accordingly)

a Ethics = critical reflection on morality
a --stepping back to examine, analyze, and organize it in order to enhance morality (more abstract);
ü It looks for consistency, logic, order, coherence, conflicts, etc.
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What are the perennial questions of ethics?

What should we do with our freedom?

Related Questions
What is a good life? worth living for? human flourishing? the best way to achieve these goals? At the root of such questions lie three moral conceptions:
 Good -- character and lives  Good = valuable, precious, desirable, meaningful, fulfilling, promoting flourishing  Right -- actions  Just -- communities
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ARE VALUES DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT FIELDS ? Why there is general indifference towards VALUES? .

as in the case of fashions ? ARE THESE VALUES UNIVERSAL ? [ UNIFORMLY APPLICABLE TO ALL ~ IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION. CREED. . ETERNAL ? WITH CHANGING TIMES ? . . ARE THEY SUBJECT TO CHANGE. AND SO ON ? ] . . GENDER. AGE.ARE THESE VALUES OR. CASTE.

CRIME. BUT IN THOUGHT. THE INEFFICIENCY. . DECLINING VALUES. CHEATING. VIOLENCE. EVER-INCREASING POLLUTION. WEAKNENING FAMILY TIES. THE INDIFFERENCE. . THE INEFFECTIVENESS . DECREASING STANDARDS. VULGARITY. WORD AND ACTION. ~ NOT JUST IN ENVIRONMENT. GET-QUICK-RICH BY ANY MEANS ATTITUDE . .THE INEQUALITY. THE GROWING POVERTY. . THE EXPLODING CORRUPTION. .

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EXPLOITING & DEGRADING 18 Kerala . SHINING & UPLIFTING ~ DISCRIMINATING.~ WARM.

THE HUMAN BEING IS BLESSED WITH A MIND – THE THINKING FACULTY.IN GOD’S CREATION. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE ARE 84 LAKHS OF SPECIES ~ WITH HUMAN LIFE TOPPING THE LIST. 19 Kerala . & “VIVEKA” – THE FACULTY OF DISCRIMINATION.

~ PARENTS HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME FOR EACH OTHER. PARENTS HAVE NOT MUCH TIME FOR THEIR CHILDREN. - AND IN THE HOME BEGINS THE DISRUPTION OF PEACE OF THE WORLD” MOTHER THERESA 20 Kerala . ANXIOUS FOR GREATER DEVELOPMENTS AND GREATER RICHES AND SO ON.“ EVERYBODY TODAY SEEMS TO BE IN SUCH A TERRIBLE RUSH.

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POLITICS SCIENCE COMMERCE WEALTH WORSHIP PRINCIPLES HUMANITY MORALITY WORK COMPASSION PLEASURE EDUCATION CONSCIENCE CHARACTER .

PURUSHARTHAS & ASHRAMAS DHARMA ARTHA KAMA BRAHMACHARYA GRUHASTHA VANAPRASTHA SANYASA MOKSHA .

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LOVE FOR FEAR OF GOD SIN SOCIA L MORA LITY .

LOVE – THE MOST BASIC HUMAN VALUE IN UNDERSTANDING IN SPEECH IN ACTION IN THOUGHT IN UNDERSTANDING .

STAR T THE DAY WITH LOVE SPEND THE DAY WITH L O V E FILL THE DAY WITH L O V E END THE DAY WITH L O V E ~ THAT IS THE WAY TO FIND .

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• CHARACTER • INTEGRITY • OBJECTIVITY • PURSUIT OF TRUTH • CONCENTRATION • PURITY OF [ T+W+A ] • TRUTHFULNESS • PATIENCE • SELF-MASTERY .

.• COMMITMENT • PUNCTUALITY • EQUALITY • ORDERLINESS • SIMPLICITY • HONESTY • HUMILITY • ABSENCE OF ANGER • CLEANLINESS Etc..

GOOD HABITS .

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Creates and develops FORCE OF HABIT .

EASY TO ACQUIRE DIFFICULT TO STOP .

HABITS REVEAL / REFLECT OUR CHARACTER OUR PERSONALITY .

HABITS HAVE THE POWER TO ATTRACT / REPEL .

ABILITIES [ By Birth or Acquired ] Combined with adequate PRACTICE Develop YOUR SKILLS .

IF for some reason PRACTICE IS POOR the standard of YOUR SKILLS will also be POOR .

are very essential for SUCCESS in LIFE.GOOD HABITS. .

Foundation of GOOD HABITS forms the basis for developing competence & strengthening of positive attitudes that together contribute to SUCCESS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. .

NEVER NEVER NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOOD HABITS .

GOOD HABITS GOOD WORK HABITS GOOD LIFE HABITS GOOD HABITS .

A. H. W = A = WORDS ACTIONS T C H = = = THOUGHTS CHARACTER HEAD & HEART . C. T.W.

WE ARE OUR THOUGHTS OUR THOUGHTS MAKE OUR LIFE Thoughts Actions Habits LIFE Words Character .