List of Topics

SfC Home > Behavior > Character >

 

Character Rule: Be Moral

by Ron Kurtus (revised 7 May 1013)

A person who upholds high standards of decent behavior can be considered as moral. People don't respect those who are vulgar or act immorally. They would prefer to deal with those who are decent and have high standards. The moral person feels good knowing that he or she is respected.

Questions you may have are:

This lesson will answer those questions.



Being moral

A moral person is one whose conduct is good or virtuous, especially concerning sexual and ethical conduct. It also means that you try to do what is right and ethical.

Morality is usually based on religious laws such as the 10 Commandments. One commandment states that you should not commit adultery, but instead lead a decent life. Dedication to your family is also important is being moral.

Some people being very moral and pious, but they are also self-righteous such that they look down at others who don't adhere to their standards. The self-righteous may be moral, but are guilty of lacking character in other areas.

Being immoral

A person who lies and cheats is not considered to be a moral person. This is especially true for someone who deceives his or her spouse and has extramarital affairs.

A public official who takes bribes is considered unethical or immoral.

A major area in morality is pornography. These are primarily lewd and sexually oriented pictures. But also obscenity, hatred, discrimination, and intolerance are moral issues.

Benefits

Being considered moral is important in being respected by others. It can result in having people prefer to deal with you than with someone of questionable morality. Such a person could lose out on getting a job or solidifying a business deal. People have little respect for a person of low morals, no matter what his or her qualifications.

Being moral gives you self-respect. You feel good about yourself when you know you are doing the right thing. On the opposite side of the coin, a female character in an Ernest Hemingway novel was living an immoral life. She was constantly taking baths, because subconsciously she felt "dirty" and was trying to wash away that feeling.

Summary

Avoid sexual or ethical misconduct, because others will lose respect for you. Instead, deal with others in a forthright manner, with integrity and family values. You will be respected and feel good about yourself.


Being respected is its own reward


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Character Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Character


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Share

Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:

 

Students and researchers

The Web address of this page is:
www.school-for-champions.com/character/
morality.htm

Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.

Copyright © Restrictions


Where are you now?

School for Champions

Character topics

Character Rule: Be Moral




Character topics

Character is Important

Understanding character

Character is learned

Character trait classifications

Personal character

Social character

Cultural character

Leading others in character

Summaries of Character books

Also see



Let's make the world a better place

Be the best that you can be.

Use your knowledge and skills to help others succeed.

Don't be wasteful; protect our environment.

You CAN influence the world.





Live Your Life as a Champion:

Take care of your health

Seek knowledge and gain skills

Do excellent work

Be valuable to others

Have utmost character

Be a Champion!



The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a Champion.