What do you think is ethic a social responsibility? Regardless of creed, color, race, religion, country, gender and language this is the general phenomenon of every cultured society.
Can we judge ethics in any society by the behavior of its individuals?
However, this is said that the humans’ moral behavior and conscience is the contraction of ethics. There is no any particular or universal definition of ethics. What is wrong and what is right, every society possesses some moral values that create a difference between right and wrong.
Psychologists believe that ethics can be taught by instructions and by setting some models to follow. How a collapsed society under the burden of corruption teaches ethics?
By following steps given below can be observed in this regard.
Instead of Teaching Ethics Practice it
This is the best way of teaching ethics ‘be the example first’. If someone loves to live in a society based on morality, he must entrench those morals in the coming generation by being the role model.
It starts at the top. Behind every ethical society there is values-based individuals. Unfortunately, ethics are often not practiced by the senior citizens which makes the situation even the worst, I want to quote the quotation of Chaucer here, ‘if the gold rust what shall iron do’.
Show your Courage
The values of your society are the things that you are most concerned with. Do you know by practising your values, customs and tradition what you do? You actually strengthen those values on which your society does exist.
The best among you is he who made the maximum followers of you. So be courageous in leading the role of ethical values of your society. If you don’t have that courage you cannot blame others.
If you want to make your society worth to live good for your next generations not only you have to practice it yourself but you have to inspire your family and friends with your conducts.
Without moral conduct, society would be a miserable place.
To ensure ethics in society, one must promote individuals who exhibit genuine ethical qualities. Ethical behavior goes beyond keeping rules in mind.
Our first responsibility is the grooming of our own self. And for the personal groom we need strength and bravery that is a lifelong work.
Man is a social animal so he is easily inspired by the social motivations.
When you think that it is mandatory to stick to the rules suggested by the society and you follow it. You are liked by the other such as “hero”, when they show motives and feelings of yours and how they are affected by your actions, then my dear Ethics becomes as natural as air.
By practicing ethics, one improves the living standards. But standards for ethics are changing day by day, one can see the influence of culture, technology, religion and politics.
Even the standards of ethics are changed from country to country. Basically, ethics come into existence when both individual and society interact. Yes, where there is sociology there is ethics.
The need of the day
Globalization is the process of interaction among the people of the world. The erosion of ethics is becoming a danger to all the civilizations. Today the need for ethics is not an issue confined to one society or one civilization but to the planet earth.
We have to concentrate more on ethical values this means that ethics must be our priority in the coming globalized society. Just ask yourself If we try to be our best selves, and do we encourage others to do the same?
Sadia has completed her three masters degree in Political Science, Educational Planning and management and English Literature. She is providing her services as English Language Teacher from last 17 years.