I am going to define “universal moral values” as a value every person has and would like to see in the world and using that definition I am stating that there are no moral value. First, each situation can mean something completely different from person to person, and even if it seems like the same, it is not possible for them to be exactly the same because each of the events in their life affect and shape a person. Even if the only difference is having a glass of water and someone not, it will further affect them and then change how they act and think (the person who didn’t have the glass of water is now going to be focusing more on having a glass of water sooner than the other person and so their mind will go off, they will be thirsty and you can see that even the most smallest detail can lead to two completely different outcomes). There was tribe (I’m sorry Mr. Macknight I can not remember the name) that said it was not allowed to murder any human being, that so far sounds like what is a “moral value” (value of life), but then when you look what the definition of human is for them, you see that human being is someone from their tribe and so it would be fine to murder someone who was from somewhere else. Also, universal is meaning that it is the same for everyone and as we can see throughout history, with people like Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, and Muhammad that it is not true. There is always going to be someone who does agree with one thing and there will also be someone who agrees the opposite of that. An example would be that everyone deserves the right to food and water, but, that is not the case because people are dying from starvation and dehydration everyday. We like to think that we believe that is a right that everyone should have food and water, but for most people, we don’t have enough knowledge or the experience of being starving. We subconsciously do not care about that “universal moral value” because we spend a lot of money on other things that we don’t use and need and we don’t make or give any effort to help the people in need. Why should countries spend billions of dollars in war and weapons when they can just kill millions of people without doing anything (letting people die from lack of resources). Imagine you were walking down a street in downtown Victoria and there would be a bunch of homeless people by the area you were walking. For some people having that would not be anything, but for others, we clench up and get very nervous and you feel more alert. Have you noticed that if you were with your mother she would hold you hand or say something to you quietly like come on (as in hurry) or don’t look at them, that is because she feels fear and that they are more likely to do something bad to you. We like to think that we see everyone as equal, but when we see someone who is homeless, we think, oh I don’t want to be like him, and they are scary. We say all these things without even knowing anything about what happened to them. From these points, my statement is confirmed and I can confirm that we have no universal moral values, but, why do we have a lot of similarities in the basis of all our moral values? In my opinion, I believe that it is because we all grow up as a community and as a society and now especially with the internet and social media, we get to know from multiple aspects. As we develop and our brains and minds do, each new piece of information influences us without us even knowing. I think that is also why the values of the older generation are different from the new one because the way we have grown up was with technology and the other generation not as much.
11 thoughts on “Are there universal moral values-Isaac Carmelo”
I agree with you on the part in which you talk about homeless people as an example, but I think that running away from them doesn’t have to be a lot with moral values. I think that we can talk about moral values here like if we see them asking for money and we don’t give it to them, here we are not contributing to our society. Running from them is just more a general perspective based on the judgment of their appearance, not in the fact of how they aren´t receiving the support from society.
For the part about homelessness and the homeless people, the running away part or the go faster part was not to do with them asking for money and you not giving them it, but more as a stereo type that they are bad people and that they could hurt as they could need money or if they were on drugs. It is not for me about not giving money to them because sometimes I go and volunteer during the summer at the homeless shelter and so i feel that I don’t need to give them money, but, that people think homeless people are more likely to commit a crime or do something “bad”.
I like the point you are trying to get at. Tip for future because I’m sure your post was read by only a few, is have spaces in between giant paragraphs. It makes them look less scary:)
thank you, and I will space my paragraph out next time so it is easier to read.
you had a lot of good information, and you went really into depth about different examples of moral values and whether or not people have them. However, next time if you are going to write so much information try to break it up into different paragraphs.
thank you, and I will space my paragraph out next time so it is easier to read, I think that I just forgot to put breaks in and I just kept on writing
I like how you included lots of different examples of moral values and how you explained everything very well.
I like the way you move into different perspectives about this topic, you look through different points of view in a quite deep way, but you must try to use more spacing, use paragraphs would be a good idea.
I like the way you move into different perspectives about this topic, you look through different points of view in a quite deep way, but you could try to use more spacing, maybe using paragraphs would be a good idea.
I agree with your argument, Isaac, however, I noticed some run on sentences which made your paragraph a little hard to read, at least for me. Do you think that our set of moral values is 100% different than an older generation or that some are similar?
I found your paragraph very nicely structured, starting off with the thesis statement and moving on to a definition. I also liked your example of not owning a cup to clearly explain the differences in objective views. As Angelina said, though, it is quite hard to read, perhaps better spacing next time could really help this post be even better.