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lukwago hilda

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How do you define your moral code? What influences moral codes and how do they affect our communities?

this questions require you to share how you define a moral code,what influences the different moral codes and how is our surrounding being affected both postively and negatively by the way we are choosing to '' live our lives'' .

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  • Jul 16 2013: The word "code" implies that you have to create a set of rules to guide your behavior. I specifically don't do this because I recognize that a set of rules will probably not adequately cover all situations. So instead I take each situation requiring a moral decision as it comes. So instead of creating rules to limit my behavior I simply always try to act in a fashion I find moral despite the fact that I have not placed a tight definition on 'moral'.

    I guess I could say, "I will not lie". But what if there is a really hot chick who only hooks up with fighter pilots. Isn't that an extenuating circumstance to lie and say that I am a fighter pilot? Oh wait, I meant, if lying would save the life of a child or something.

    I suppose if you lack the ability to be moral you could set rules for yourself like a dieter counting calories to prevent themselves form eating too much. But I guess I like the "I will just eat less" approach to morality.

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