Who decides what our moral standards should be?

United States
April 26, 2007 1:01pm CST
Where did you get your ideas regarding your moral standards? Your principles? What are some of your basic principles of life? Do you think that we should sit down (on an individual basis) with a pen and paper and define our life (moral) standards?
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@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
27 Apr 07
No, but let's come together and contribute to the development of moral standards.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
What are moral standards? Who was your greatest influence?
@urbandekay (18312)
26 Apr 07
Whilst both deontological and consequentialist ethics have their appeal both ultimately reduce to some form of intuitionism. Nor do Virtue ethics fare much better. Rights based systems prove fundamentally incoherent are in any case either legalistic or reduce to other systems. Like the poet said, I've seen the nations rise and fall Heard their stories, heard them all But love's the only engine of survival. all the best urban
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• United States
27 Apr 07
This time you sent me running for the dictionary:)
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@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
27 Apr 07
No, I dont think so. But the point is how people contributed to the development of moral standards, some have thier principle regarding that ofcourse. So let's wake up and contibute our quota to the developmet of moral standards with either pen or paper. Thanks
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@urbandekay (18312)
27 Apr 07
Who decides what our moral standards should be? Oh, that'll be me. he hehe all the best urban
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
28 Apr 07
I decide what my moral standards will be. I was brought up in a strict Christian atmosphere and what I would considered high morals. This was in the 40's and 50's when the US was not as liberal as it is today. My principals in life are to be an upstanding citizen of the world, minding my own business, leaving others to theirs, trying to be a good role model to younger generations, and helping those in need. I do not judge others and their standards. I have found that these standards have done well by me in the past and I see no reason why they shouldn't continue in the future.
• United States
28 Apr 07
From my experience (not always) people who have a clear picture of "their" moral view or standards have a more peaceful existence. People who have not defined the most basic ideals regarding their existence seem to just be blowing in the wind. Sort of whatever...