Sunday, November 23, 2008

Moral values and ethics

I posted a blog on my moral values and ethics, as follow:
http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2008/11/personal-values-and-characters.html

Many people agree that it is important to have good values, as they drive our conduct and relations with other people.

A retired teacher lamented to me that in recent years, our young students are taught technical and work skills, but are lacking in moral values and ethics. Nowadays, it seems to be all right to "cheat" people to increase profits. Just say, "caveat emptor".

I hope that some of the moral values will wake our government leaders to do the right thing - the values of honesty, courage, fairness, looking after the interest of others - to name just a few.

A few readers were uncomfortable about my statement of values. They felt that I should not be "preaching" these values. I think that it is the duty of all members of society to articulate the values that should guide the future of our society. I hope that more people can come forward to express their views on this matter.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

L.Bros USA told Mr Xe-DBS-CEO, fix this up 100 mil sales, we pay FI 10% pa. FI pays FDinvestors 5% x 5 years.
We pay you introducer 10%. Cos it costs nothing to us. It is an empty CDOs papers.
300Mil you get paid 30 mil in your swiss bank account.

Anonymous said...

A lot of pple are confused

Morality and Ethnicity are separate from Legality.

One heals. One kills.

Anonymous said...

MAS should make insurance agents and RMs take a moral and ethics oath.
On second thought , no use also.
These people got no conscience at all. At least animals can be taught to do good acts insurance agents and RMs are simply evil. Even their own brother and sister they cheat, what more out siders.

Weng Mao Fa 翁茂发 said...

ETHIC
The study of the concepts involved in practical reasoning: good, right, duty, obligation, vitue, freedom, rationality, choice.

Also the second-order study of the objectivity, subjectivity, relativeism. (Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, p126)

VALUE
1. Those who think value as 'subjective' think of this in terms of a personal stane.
2. Those who think value as 'objective'supose that for some reason--God or other authority
(Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy,
p390)

MORAL
Principles of right and wrong
Mor=custom (Latin)
(Concise Oxford Dictionary)

Comment: Your topic "Moral Vlues & Ethics" is too broad for discussion.

Weng Mao Fa 翁茂发 said...

You said: "...to articulate the value that should guide the future of our society"

Are u refering to moral education?
If yes, this is too broad a subject for discussion.

Weng Mao Fa 翁茂发 said...

You wrote: "I hope that...to do the right thing..."

This is "Applied Ethic", another subject too broad for discussion.

I think Business Ethic come under "Applied Ethic" is your strength. It is specific. You have written one of it not copy from text book. Very great!

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