Values are something inherent inside us, what we believe to be real, and how we approach it and reflect our belief in life. It’s our ‘procedures and checklists’ that we follow in making our daily decisions. There are three key types of values that humans may have: dominant, instrumental, and intrinsic. Everyone plays an important role in our lives, but not all of them play equal roles in defining moral values and social norms.
According to the dictionary, values are “things that have an intrinsic worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor,” or “principles, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable.” However, it is important to note that, although we may tend to think of a value as something good, virtually all values are morally relative neutral, really until they are qualified by asking, “How is it good?” or “Good to whom?” The “good” can sometimes be just a matter of opinion or taste or driven by culture, religion, habit, circumstance, or environment, etc. Almost all the values are relative, again. Of course, the exception is the importance of life. Life is an objective, intrinsic concept. We may take that as a matter of course, but we all have the importance of life or we would not be alive. Likewise, life is a dual interest where we interest our own lives and the lives of others.
Morals, the word makes one think that the lack of it makes one embarrassed to face one’s kin, and more relevant to how one conducts one’s personal life. That means having different ‘morals’ than others is perfect if we don’t really know what others think of it because it is our own personal compass.
Moral values are relative values that protect life and are respectful of the twin life value of self et al. the nice moral values, like truth, freedom, charity, etc., have one thing in common. After they are functioning correctly, they’re life protecting or life-enhancing for all. But they’re still relative values. Our relative moral values must be constantly examined to create sure that they’re always performing their life-protecting mission. Even the USMC core values of “honor, courage, and commitment” require examination during this context. Courage can become foolish martyrdom, commitment can become irrational fanaticism, and honor can become self-righteousness, conceit, and disrespect for others. Our enemies have their own standard of honor, they need courage, and that they are surely committed. What sets us apart? Respect for the universal life value sets us but our enemies.
People may have professional ethics but they never hear about professional morality. Ethics tends to be codified into a formal structure or set of rules which a group of people expressly follow. Now, we’ve got medical ethics. Thus, ethics is established and embraced internally, while morals continue to be placed externally on others.
If we accuse someone of being unethical, it is equivalent of calling them unprofessional and may well be taken as a significant insult and perceived more personally than if we called them immoral (which of course they may also not like).
Ethics, the word makes us think of unscrupulous entrepreneurs and the phrase ‘good work ethics.’ Both of which seem to suggest what society feels is nice, just or fair, because if we don’t abide by what’s considered good, then society has a ‘right’ to decide that we’re wrong because if we want to be part of that culture we can’t really discuss it.
A person who knows the difference between right and wrong and chooses right is moral. an individual whose morality is reflected in his willingness to try to the correct thing whether or not it’s hard or dangerous is moral. Ethics are moral values in action. Being ethical id an important because morality protects life and is respectful of others all others. It’s a lifestyle that’s in line with mankind’s universal values as articulated by the American Founding Fathers’ human equality and also the inalienable right to life. As warriors, it’s our duty to be protectors and defenders of the life value and to perform the unique and difficult mission of taking the lives of these acting immorally (against life) when necessary to shield the lives of innocent others.
When we must kill protecting life it’s still hard, but it’s moral. Those that kill those not observant of their narrow relative religious, ethnic, or criminal values in other words, kill over relative values are immoral. A dedication to protecting the life value of self et al all others makes the moral Warrior different and moral.
Sound moral judgment is rooted in strong values and acted upon by our ethics. It looks as if the three are identical, but they’re different enough to warrant a better study. If we are writing a brief story, we would want to approach our main character from this viewpoint. As we develop the conflict our main character will face, try, and create a deep-rooted set of values. Consider where those values might need to come from. Then, use their morality because of the barometer in any decisions they need to create.
Finally, let our readers watch our main character choose correctly or incorrectly as their ethics get to full view. This transition will carry on a thrilling journey for our readers. You should be able to interact with the main character’s decisions and completely appreciate them.