Morality and Ethics for World Future
Every day we read and hear about the good news and bad news happenings around the world, at the end the day still the problem exist.
We witness the good things happening in politics, economy, culture, religion, the advancement of science and technology, healthy life, and new creative invention and discovery for human conveniences for living.
However on the other hand, the problems of poverty, hungers, crimes, corruption, wars, refugee, racial discrimination, immorality, pollution, diseases, calamities and religious intolerance have continuously lingering in every corner of the world.
How much effort was invest by world leaders, righteous people and conscientious people to find solution for world’s problem? We just ended to a temporary solution. Maybe it’s time to restructuring our world standard of system and principle of governance.
We recognized the one who govern in any aspects of human life is composed of an individual coming from different family’s background culture and belief. It means we have to start in the reeducation of an individual.
Each and every one of us doesn’t want to be a bad person. This is what we call morality or moral values. Moral is the standard of conduct how to become a good person. These morals are including good habits such as honesty, trustworthy, helpfulness, courageous, integrity, love, responsible, hard work, compassion and all values pertaining to an individual’s behavior, personality or characters.
What makes a person becomes moral? Morality is usually based on religious laws whatever kind of religions. It means its universal values. Morality must be based on the standard of our Creator which is God. God is absolute, eternal and unchanging. It means these values must also eternal, unchanging and absolute in an individual. Also the inner aspect of God is heart is love. And this love must be eternal, unchanging, and absolute. Therefore, morality must be based on True love.
Therefore, any individual before will govern any aspects of human society. An individual must grow maturely in heart which he or she had possessed this kind of moral values which result to good governance.
An individual is not just an individual to exist for himself. It’s a universal nature that all creatures have male and female, positive and negative. It means a matured heart individual has to build a family. He or she needs somebody to build a family.
When moral values applied in the family we called it ethics. Ethics is the standard of an individual how to build a good relationship to others. The values created in the relationship between husband and wife is fidelity, loyalty and any values related to the relationship between husband and wife. The values in relationship between parents and children are what we called parental love, unconditional love. The values in relationship from children to parents are called filial love. The values in relationship between brothers and sisters are kindness, loyalty, respects, charity, justice, empathy and other values relating to brothers and sisters. In short we called these values as family ethics.
All the ethics that exist in the society is the extension of family ethics. Business ethics is the extension of family ethics. Political ethics is also the extension of family. When family ethics applied to national ethics we called it patriotism, the love of an individual towards the country. The relationship between one country to another country is what we called world ethics which have the foundation from family ethics.
When moral and ethical values applied in society and government it becomes the bases of laws and system of the country. We observe that the country which has strong family culture have this peaceful and organized system of structure that leads to the peaceful development and focusing on the benefit of whole body system of society.
When an individual who are responsible in the governance of society, nation, and world have this matured heart with morals and ethical values. We can have the hope for a brighter and peaceful future.
If humanity will be re-oriented about moral and ethical values centering on the standard of matured heart which is Agape love- God’s love. We can have the solution for the world’s problem and heal the wounds of humanity.
We can create a system that can balance the distribution of wealth, sharing of the advancement of science and technology, new ideas or discovery which can solve the problem of hunger, poverty, calamities, crimes, corruption, wars, refugee, racial discrimination, immorality, pollution, diseases, religious intolerance and we can avoid the destruction of human life.
If we could have this reorientation of education throughout the world about moral and ethical values we can look forward for a brighter peaceful and hopeful future which we called world peace or ideal world.
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