American Values

(Part 2)

 

Morals can influence a sense of pride or guilt when rules are followed or broke in society (Henslin, 2010 pg 72). This value would develop on how that person was brought up to believe in. This can be a challenging subject to research or define, for every person has a different set of morals they live by. I see this as a huge issue in society when you ask the question `Is society correct or is a person’s morals more important?’ This question would vary based on the person, they should know if they have good or bad morals. However, society seems to ridicule or praise a person based on its morals. This would make it difficult to follow or even keep up with, on the other hand, a person cannot easily change their morals, but most of today’s society have forgot what they were taught and were corrupted by these same society morals.

I believe that of the values that were discussed, the two that contrast each other the most are religion and education. In today’s public school system religion is not allowed. Students are not able to pray openly, there would be no reading from the Bible, Karan or other religious reading implements, even pray before sporting events are not allowed. Even though this is the case, you can still see how they were connected at one time through the Pledge of Allegiance, where the word `God’ is still spoken. From this, I can believe that both were associated together. Where a person would go to school to learn about religion, they can also go to church to get educated. This was also related to morals because most people are raised to believe in a higher being. For most religions, they hold church on Sunday. The people that attended these services were most likely raised with a set of religious morals. With education morals most people are taught to attend school and get good grades. It seems that the majority are also brought up to believe that an education is very important. Therefore, it depends on a person’s morals if the values of religion and education are important to them in their life.

 

 

American Values