Román Cantarero Posted almost 2 years ago Is helping others a moral obligation? Nothing is a moral obligation. If you build your moral ideals you act according to them because it is your personality. When someone has the "moral obligation" to do something it is because is pretending to act morally right despite it is not on his/her personality. That is why helping others shouldn´t be a moral obligation. If it is in your moral code you won´t do it as an obligation but as a natural action. The solution: Build a strong moral code in order to act naturally and not pretending.