Man must stay true to his own convictions and live his life with a clear conscience. In today's society people are often faced with situations in which they can choose to stand up for their beliefs popular or not. It is strange that in this modern world of open mindedness and acceptance of one other, people are far too afraid to defend what they know to be right. Standing up for what is morally right is seldom easy, but it distinguishes a good man from a great one. Morality is a necessity in this worldthe greatness of mankind depends on it. Atticus Finch a central character in Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird is a strong example of a moral man. When given the case of Mr. Robinson, a local black man accused of rape, he has the courage and strength to stay true to his beliefs at a time when it was looked down upon, even unheard of to defend African Americans. Atticus Finch puts his social reputation, career, and even his family's safety on the line when he decides to defend Mr. Robinson. Atticus knows it is the moral thing to do, and his defense of the accused is at the core of the justice system he believes in. Atticus is determined to stay true to his values without becoming a moral hypocrite; "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience." (Pg 120) However; not all men can be great, and in modern day real life, self-imposed morality is rare. It is the fear of being judged or ostracized that people are paralyzed to use their moral compasses and sometimes make either bad decisions or even no decisions at all to remain true to their beliefs. On September 22nd, 2010, Tyler Clementi attending Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. He did this after a sexual encounter with a man in his dorm room was video taped and broadcast over the Internet by his roommate without his knowledge. Tyler
Characters morals are important in every book. In To Kill a Mockingbird characters show the readers exactly what they believe in and what they will do to make sure it stays the way they believe is correct.The book takes place in a time period where everything is segregated. Where everyone has a different viewpoint on life. Some of the characters have some morals that are a little backwards, but many of them have strong morals that a lot more people in today's world need to live by. In the book To….
from a bad one. The problem that faces our society is its competitive attitude. Competition, along with popularity and self-centeredness is what drives our decision making process. Instead of taking a problem and analyzing it to come to a conclusion as to whether it is morally acceptable, our society tends to weigh its choices on which option is more popular or which will get them further ahead of others. Because of the need to be on top our moral compass is pushed to the backburner while our ego….
Time to Dust Off Our Moral Compass
Is there an objective set of rules governing our behavior of right and wrong decisions, or does morality come from our personal own preferences? The phrase “gut feeling” is something most people would describe as our own guide to what is right or wrong. It is like when we feel pain, we do not need someone to tell us it hurts, we just know it does on our own. However, as young adults, we tend to fall back on our society’s morals and change our objective morality….
receive what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ about the social. For example, there are critics about the politics, environmental issues etc.From time to time, my moral compass had been shaped by my parents and the social norms.
Human beings always place their own interest on the top priority while thinking of what they should do. My moral compass go wrong without recognising that it had done so because I wanted to satisfy my own wish and do something that others taught me was ‘wrong’ before. I remember I was….
A compass is a navigational tool used to guide its user in a desired direction. It has four directions; east, west, north and south. A moral compass, which I have recently learned, is also used to guide its user in a desired direction. A moral compass, when used, will provide its user moral focus as the user learns to lead in an ever more challenging and demanding world throughout their life and career. A good leader needs a moral compass that will keep the leader grounded in his most cherished….
After that, what I should do is to encourage others to do the similar things. Moral compass should run through the whole process. An individual’s effort is meager but we should not neglect it. Just as the recycle, if I do well in recycling every time I want to throw my rubbish and tell others the importance of recycle, more and more people will be impacted if I carry on doing this.
Moral compass is the principle and norm that leads us to proper and right behavior. Doing nothing….
Running Head: My Moral Compass
My Moral Compass
Grand Canyon University
NRV-437V (NRV-437V-O103) Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
July 20, 2014
Professionally, moral compass is what serves as an intrinsic factor living in me every day. It codes or molds my passion, directions, values, virtues and inspirations that I strive for daily. Pity, fidelity, honesty, honor, faithfulness, dedication, willpower or self- containment, accountability and sense….
“...I’d hope to get through life without a case of this kind.” This was said by Atticus, one of the many protagonist’s in the story. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is about Scout Finch, another one of the many protagonist’s in the story whose childhood innocence is slowly fading away as she gains more experience with the reality of the world. Scout lives with her brother Jem and her father in Maycomb, Alabama. During Scout’s childhood, she was curious of a mysterious neighbor named Arthur “Boo”….
to tell lie. Some argued that it was fine to lie when it is a death and live matter, others may argue that it is o.k to lie if it doesn't hurt any one. On my personal level, I don't feel it is morally comfortable to lie to anyone. Because of the society we live in is filled with lies and mistrust doesn't mean we, as the newest generation should learn to lie. Instead, I want to live in a lie free life.
White lies, defined as one told someone for not hurting another's feeling was most acceptable….
destroys innocence, also leads one back to it”, said James Arthur Baldwin, an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Likewise, in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee the innocent characters, Scout and Jem, become morally injured as they come in contact with the evil in the world. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in a fictional town called Maycomb, Alabama and spans over three years of the Finch family, which includes Scout, her brother Jem, and father Atticus. This….