Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?
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I believe you receive a template of what your morals should be like when you are growing up around your family. Based on your family’s traditions, morals from your culture and faith can have a tremendous impact on how you may live and judge everyday life. Morals can develop from your family’s principles but can strengthen or diminish as you go through your own experiences. Experience teaches you how to feel and react in particular situations and teaches you where to apply levels of respect in your actions.
My morals developed based on the teachings of my father. From a very young age, my father and I would take long walks and he would talk about life and how important it is to live a good, balanced one. He instilled in me, the morals of his parents as well as what he had learned up until this point. With learning from him, it gave me a head start or an opinion on how I should live and what my standards should be as a human being. From there, taking in my own life experiences, religious teachings and a lot of reading I have developed my very own principles that incorporate all that I have learned along the way.
As far as, those who do not share the same morals, well if their morals or lack of morals does not directly effect my well being or the people around me than I really don’t have the need to judge them on it. Once someone’s respect or lack of respect becomes harmful than it is time for me to step away from that situation or let it be known that my principles differ and I expect a certain level of respect to not just myself but to all people.
Where someone’s morals derive is here nor there to me as long as it doesn’t impact negatively.