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Morality is a sense of behavioral conduct that differentiates intentions, decisions and actions between those that are good and bad. It has two principal meanings – as in descriptive sense, morality refers to personal or cultural values, codes of conducts or social mores that distinguish between right and wrong in the human society. While in normative sense, morality refers directly to what is right and wrong, regardless of what specific individuals think.
First of all, I am not here to tell you what to do. This is about the love of sharing. I thought that the violation of moral virtues in this age and in any other age brings regret, sorrow, loss of self-respect and in many cases, tragedy.
Pornography is now regarded as a legitimate slice of entertainment and we have to accept it. Pornography robs its victims of self-respect and of an appreciation of the beauties of life. It tears down those who indulge and pulls them into a slough of evil thoughts and possibly evil deeds. It seduces, destroys and distorts the truth about love and intimacy. It is as addictive and self-destructive as illicit drugs and it literally destroys the personal relationships of those who become its slaves.
Infidelity, promiscuity and sexual indulgence, in all their forms come trailing a host of ills – life-threatening disease; the insecurity of sexual involvement without commitment or even without love, in many cases – the deterioration of ones feelings of value and self-worth; the breach of personal integrity; the threat ofunwanted pregnancy and many more.
The challenge to recognize evil and oppose it is one that every moral, virtuous person must accept. It all begins with our own personal virtue. Reformation of the world begins with reformation of us. We cannot hope to influence others in the direction of moral virtues unless we live of virtue. Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
Our challenge is to lift our thoughts above the filth’s, to discipline our acts into an example of virtue, to control our words so that we speak only that which is uplifting and leads to growth. When we stood back to compare the dirty surface with the clean, it was amazing to see how much better the clean surface looked and to notice how dirty the walls have become without our realizing it.
It says that both experience and Divine wisdom dictate that moral virtue and cleanliness pave the way that leads to strength of character, peace of mind and heart and happiness in life. As a great moral reformation will occur only as reformation takes place in the hearts, minds and lives of each of us; as morality is reinstated as a priority in the homes of the country; and as men and women, boys, and girls – realizing their lives are missing a critical moral component and determine to seek a life in virtue.
Morality requires discipline. Each of us has a conscience. We know the difference between right and wrong. We know when we have done the wrong thing. We know when we have done the right thing, which result in a sense of inner peace and happiness.