What is morally right? Who gets to decide right and wrong? Is somebody else’s right more right than mine and which qualities define authority in this matter? Do we have universal understanding of right and wrong? Do morals and ethics have to be taught as I think absolutely yes, or do we understand what can and cannot be done since early on? Perhaps it is more than clear our ideas of wrong and right, truth and justice differ substantially all over the world. Education has an important role as do gender roles and religion. How a well-functioning equal society is made has got a recipe.
Difficulties to understand and accept each other can be unbearable and challenging inside one culture, among people who speak the same language, live in same country. We can be of same nationality but we do not speak the same language in the sense that we can be of different class, different background, opposite sex, different age, have different scale of education and knowledge over the world etc. Differences there are between people can make us disabled in regard of what comes to communicating and understanding each other, agreeing or not, respecting differing opinions and world views, accepting and wanting or not to understand the other point of view, other kind of experience. To be able to see another kind of perspective one has to have will to understand and listen, that requires humility and admitting value of that other to be heard and be regarded as worthy. This has to do with morals quite a lot. It requires will to do good for someone else and be compassionate. From where we come from dictates big part of how we see right and wrong and what one can do about one’s situation and how to operate in society. What kind of culture of morals, lack of morals, category of morals, hierarchy, nuances there are and are they understood in the same fashion, what kinds of choices people make around to cope, survive and live and how those choices affect one’s life and lives of others. Is there disrespect towards correct respectful ways of interacting, is there honor in doing right which benefits many instead of few? Is it more a rule to find short cuts, lie, cheat, steal, hide the truth, the mishandled. To have society which is accountable and responsible for the people is more likely to grow people who are accountable and responsible, this is my claim, not far from truth. Importance of showing that society takes care of all its citizens is crucial, that society is for the people and the nation is a home where it is safe to live and prosper. Knowing builds trust and hope that politicians and officials do as they say, are working for the people and not for themselves, that promises are kept, laws are obeyed, rich are on the same line when it comes to finding justice.
Morals spring out from many things we grow accustomed to knowing, seeing, witnessing and experiencing, how relations between people function, how society works, how do we get by, how well society acknowledges that it is good to do things well, that there is honor in honesty, in such a manner wide-spread honesty and trustworthiness that all of society benefits. That it is morally right that inequality is cut down to minimum, corruption is not a good way for administration or government to function, that those officials citizens should be able to trust do their work lawfully, obediently and with backbone knowing that their work is important part of keeping society less criminal, less corrupted.