Why be moral?

Moral can be defined as: concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. It is easy to say that you are moral and act upon it, however an even harder question to answer might be why?

Knowledge Claim: Morality is an important part of someone’s character

Some might argue that you should be moral because it’s the law. Or others might say because it’s simply the right thing to do. Each individual has their own perspective on morality and why the are or aren’t moral. I personally feel that I am moral because I feel that everyone should not just treat others the way they want to be treated, but instead treat people with kindness. Every person has their own struggle so there is no need to do anything that adds a burden to them. Sometimes being moral can come at the cost of not always receiving what you intended. For example my skit was about two best friends who both wanted to go the the same college, however they had significantly different GPA’s and ACT scores. The friend with the lower GPA and ACT score got in and it was obvious to the other friend that the only reason that she got in was because she had an ethnic background. This situation is one that is likely to occur to me or any student applying to college for that matter. That friend had to make the choice of going out of her way to attain what she wants and hurt her friends future and feelings or to accept it even though it was very important to her. This problem is actually very difficult, but for me the choice that I choose in the skit or would’ve chosen in real life is to accept it in order to spare my friend’s future and feelings. I made this choice because relationships are too important to throw them away from one decision. My morals are formed by the people surrounding me and the experiences I’ve had. People should be moral because it is important to stay true to yourself. Likewise, it is important to be aware of how your words and actions have the power to impact other’s lives and you relationship with them, even if it comes at a cost to yourself.

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