Our World: Ethics and Morals in Our World
- Published: Friday, 25 March 2011 01:56
Ethics and Morals in Our World
Navin B. Shah – Kenya
We are all generally prone to look at the bygone years, and especially the school days or our childhood experiences, as the best years of our life. It is like the ‘Golden’ period that we wish we could live all over again. The past is looked upon with nostalgia and sweet memories and we wish the present and the future that is to come to be the same. But someone rightly said that for one to have ‘Golden Age’ one must first forget the gold (mineral) that many are blindly chasing throughout their life.
Our world, with its modern materialistic society has witnessed an erosion of ethics and morality in even those whom ordinary men and women would look up to – teachers, doctors, priests and professionals in different fields. With a few exceptions it seems that the majority in the society have been gripped with this ‘have more’ and ‘grab’ syndrome. Greed, a basic instinct, has overcome our concern for the common man. What happens to him is not our concern as long as I can serve myself, however unethically.