Essay The Value Of Moral Values

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Moral values are the relative worth that is placed on human relationships and all human acts, intentions and motives that affect other individuals, whereas non-moral values are the relative worth that is put on objective experiences or things. Similar to most individuals, I have my own set of moral and non-moral values that govern my life. My core moral values mainly comprise honesty, and beneficence; my non-moral values chiefly include money, and success. Honesty is the condition or capacity of being truthful or trustworthy in dealing with others. This includes not lying, cheating or stealing. In fact, lying is more than not telling the truth because truth is often relative by time, place and perspectives; lying is purposefully changing what one believes the truth to be. Cheating is always about breaking an implied or explicit promise, while stealing is the actual act of taking another’s property. I highly value honesty because it improves my relationship with others and allows me to grow as a person. In most cases, other people appreciate being told the truth because even though the truth may be unpleasant, it enables them to find the best solution for the situation. For example, in elementary school, I did badly for a few Mathematics tests, and lied to my parents about them because I was afraid of being scolded. However, as they discovered my low grades at the end of the semester, they were really concerned I could not catch up with my friends. Eventually, I was sent for…

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