What happened to morals?

United States
March 17, 2007 11:30am CST
I know the world is changing. I know that morals are not what they once were. I do not agree with the changes, as I do not see anything possitive in sin, aids, unwanted pregnacy, herbies, and so forth. What are your opinons and thoughts on this?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I think morals for alot of families and households is long gone. I see alot of things being said and done in this day and age that we never would have done or said when we were being raised. Maybe it is just more out in the open these days. I miss the way things you used to be when everyone treated others with respect and you could leave your home without locking all of the doors. You could even leave your window open if you wanted to without worrying about being robbed by your neighbor. I think it is very sickening with all of the changes that we are seeing today. Children having less respect for themselves and their parents is something that I just do not understand either.
• United States
17 Mar 07
I agree. Too bad the clock won't go backwards.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
17 Mar 07
A lot of this is backlash to the problems of an overly strict society which subjegated women and hurt single parent families. We have to support them without giving in our moral values. We need to support good behavior and be against all bad behavior.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
It's not a backlash to strictness. Granted, women were mistreated and held back for a long time but the reason the morals have gone by the wayside is because people have taken God and His commands out of their lives. Parents quit teaching children right from wrong and have allowed TV to raise their kids and schools don't teach any sort of right and wrong. Morals come from teaching people right from wrong and you have to first know the difference between right and wrong to teach it and since our society doesn't even seem to know the difference between a lie and the truth, how are kids supposed to know?
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@Eskimo (2317)
17 Mar 07
The problem in U.K. is that the nutcases have taken over the asylum, and all new laws are geared for political correctness, and types of life which were illegal a few years ago are now being heavily promoted at the expense of the moral majority (who, if the government gets its way will be the minority), although last week (there's an election coming soon) one government minister actually stated that children need a father as well as a mother which!! Its time that someone stood up for the moral majority. I am not advocating gay bashing or attacking anyone because of their colour, religion or disability (far from it), but I don't think that these should be promoted at the expense of ordinary people. I believe that what people do in the privacy of their own home is entirely up to them (as long as its not totally illegal or causes someone to get hurt in any way).
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• United States
17 Mar 07
You are right, and it must be the same in the USA, as the morals are downright gone.
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@GardenGerty (105224)
• United States
17 Mar 07
People seem to do whatever society allows. I have heard it explained that parents do not teach and discipline their kids because they have so little time with them and they want to be their friends. Lack of religious and moral upbringing only brings society as a whole down.Then your kids, who are your "friends" are likely to kick you in the teeth. I raised my children with Christian standards, one of them says he is an atheist, now, but he is still wonderfully moral, and I think that comes from having two parents who were concerned with being moral. I was not always my kids' friend, but I like to think that now that they are adult they are my friends. As a society we have to start not accepting anti social, immoral activity. I do not say people have to be a Christian to be moral, because the world's main religions all teach morality. I am saying that we need to take the time when our kids are young to teach morality, and respect for society, because when they are adults it is way too late.
• United States
17 Mar 07
Very well said my friend. So true. Blessings, M&M
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
17 Mar 07
It may seem like morals have become more lax. Maybe it is because of our sensitivity to the ever-present meadia who does everything it can to expose the immoral for the sake of making a buck. Herbies? I hope that is not some new disease...lol. All you can do is decide for yourself how moral you want to be. I don't agree with some of the changes, but all I feel I can do is live morally responsible and not worry about changing others.
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• United States
17 Mar 07
You are correct, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Our world is definitely changing and we are often blind to those few that wish to extend the hand of friendship. Often met with suspicion or totally ignored altogether. Impersonal relationships are the norm now and I am so missing the old days of being able to talk across the back fence. Television is just showing us what our world has become and it does not look good. One day before I die I would hope to see people at their best, responsible for their actions and honestly loving one another. We seem to agree much on this topic.
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• United States
17 Mar 07
It must date us then I suppose. Sob. Where oh where is the past, and where are we going too?
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• United States
17 Mar 07
I think morals are not what they were because nowadays it is so easy to get or to do things that were once taboo.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
17 Mar 07
You are so right. The world has changed so much just in the last 5 years. Seems nothing is sacred anymore. Anything goes, everything is accepted by most. We who live by morals or strict upbringing & beliefs are criticized or called prudes. Kids are given too many priveldges without earning them. They are given too much trust, young people still need guidance and discipline and need to be watched and nurtured until they are mature enough to make good decisions. Not all young people are this way, but the majority are just let to run wild so to speak. This is just my opinion, and is not directed at anyone in general and not to offend anyone. I was brought up strict and raised my children with discipline and today they thank me for it. Great discussion A++
• United States
17 Mar 07
Thank you for responding to my post. I could not agree with you more.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
18 Mar 07
Morals have changed over the years but too me we have to change our outlook on some of the things we did years ago. Take for example, a child born to a single mother years ago. That child and mother where labelled. Not so today and I agree with this change. I think a persons morals are something that comes from within. It is not something that can be decided on by another person. Some people think that two people living together is bad morals. But those people new that couple and thought they were married, they would think they had perfect morals. I guess what I am trying to say is morals is a personal thing that has a lot to do with your concenious. Obviously the big ones like murder, rape and etc are a given.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Marge didn't you post this discussion before, I remember seeing it?
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• United States
17 Mar 07
I don't remember, sorry if I did.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
19 Mar 07
What exactly are morals? Just kidding. It sure does seem like there are no or very little morals these days. Morals do seem pretty scarce anymore and it has become very sad. Maybe we need to reeducate ourselves and our kids about morals or the lack of morales. I do not agree with most of the changes either and hope somehow society can turn itself around.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
19 Mar 07
I agree with you. A lot has to be said for parents and the way they bring their children up but, there is so much on television and at schools that it seems to be impossible to shiekld them altogether. I think we can just teach our children what is right and hope that they learn from our guideance and behaviour. What ever happened to songs that didn't have every second word as a swear word? It is getting really hard to monitor everything that happens with our kids and what they listen to and see.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
18 Mar 07
it depends upon the individual view..some people are broad minded such that they are accpetable to all views while other people are happy wid their religious followings and ideas and have a good sense of respect towards other people .morals are not whatu think but its all about what u preach...
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@patootie (3593)
18 Mar 07
Morals have gone out of fashion ... that's probably half the reason the world isn't anywhere near as good as it used to be ..
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• Singapore
18 Mar 07
with advancement in technologes, the world had indeed shrunk. Geographical borders that seperates countries are further blurred and so has the valur of morals. Families nowadays are no longer as close-knitted as decades ago and such behaviour brought on by changing society had furter dilute family values, and thus, morals.
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@aaa0126 (205)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
hi there, this is a positive post, yes, whatever happened to the gentle manners?
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• United States
19 Mar 07
Other people's morals aren't defined by yours.