Culture is characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Self -awareness is defined as conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires and when you put these two together, it is being conscious of your own culture and how it has shape our beliefs and values. Becoming aware of our own beliefs and values can affect our views on the world and other cultures. It is very important to be culturally competence when you step into the counseling field. Cultural competence is the ability of professionals to function successfully with people from different cultural backgrounds including race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental ability, age and national origin (Mirsky, 2013).
Moral Relativism is the view of morality, much like beauty, is relative to the person, culture, or organization. This is because of moral relativism’s take on ethical dilemmas, and the view that there are a number of disagreements among people as to the nature of morality. An act can
Of course, in existentialism a particular moral or political stance may come to fruition, nonetheless neither does it guarantee a particular position. Those who assume that there is a specific lifestyle one should act in only pointing out why the existentialist’s notion of authenticity is so necessary. As for the substance in one’s life is crucial, whereas trepidation over one’s style of life corrupts integrity and freedom. To conclude, these possible objections have some validity, yet continuously overlook the fact that the existentialist’s concept of authenticity is vital to understanding self in a meaningful and substantial
Warren also stated that “If we judged ourselves by how our actions are perceived by others, we may become more sensitive and understanding of any hurtful responses by them” (Warren 1). Even judging by actions is not right because things can be meant to help, but can instead result in something going wrong. Something that one person sees as disastrous could be seen as good by another person based on what each person knows and the intention. Thus, judging by actions is still not an effective way to judge a person, one must only judge by what is unseen; personality, morals, and intentions. There are many places where one can see how judging based on appearance affects people.
According to Lunt (2009), as the experiment unfolds, it is evident that the participants are involved in a complex situation that may result to the learner being harmed. Consequently a personal value, that of respecting and not harming others comes into play. Therefore, the experiment in general places the participant in a dilemma. If they obey the authority figure, they go against the social norms that sanction is doing no harm to others. On the other hand, if they decline to harm the other person in the experiment then they would be acting against the social norms where good citizens defer to legitimate authority.
A Defense of Ethical Relativism Benedict views morality as something that depends on the different\ histories and environments of different cultures. Yes, I believe she is correct stating that our culture is “but one entry in a long series of possible adjustments”. Why? Because what is considered moral in one society may be considered immoral in a different society, but each individual society is correct. She asserts morals are culturally defined based on what’s considered the appropriate behavior in each society.
Culture can help us build a community that involves people who have the same beliefs and agree on certain subjects. However, culture can also create discrimination and otherness. Sometimes, we “other” people just because we do not understand their culture or because their beliefs are different from ours. The act of “othering” can often lead to conflicts or misunderstandings. So we have to ask ourselves, is there a way for us to preserve and respect a culture without othering
However, culture is not only for intangible things such as beliefs, norms, thoughts, and values but also for tangible things such as physical objects or artifacts. For something to be considered a culture, it has to be learned and acquired, shared and transmitted, social, ideational, gratifies human needs, adaptive, tends towards integration, and cumulative. What are norms and why are they important? Norms guide the behaviour of a
This essay discusses the definition of culture, cultural encounters, and the representation of this issue in the story. Culture is defined by characteristics that are shared by a group of people. It is usually represented by language, religion, cuisine, traditional clothes, music, arts, and is dependent on social habits. Therefore, culture plays a major role in an individual’s perspective of life and his/her personality. Cultures have differed than each other, depending on the places they were established in, the way of survival people pursued to acclimate with different circumstances, and how they shared their experiences with each other.
Personally, based on the above example, I think collectivism exists more within individualistic cultures than individualism in collectivistic cultures. Though different, collectivism and individualism both have value within their contexts and show the values of their people. Collectivism values the individual’s membership and participation in the group as a whole. Contrarily, individualism esteems the individual’s ability to separate himself from the group and think for himself. Though often not recognized, both of these dimensions can exist within a society and add depth to its
Instead of describing how diverse culture separates people, Quinone’s embraces the ability of diversity to bind people to one large community. Quinone’s argument is parallel to my idea of culture. As a result of culture, people carry a model of originality, while simultaneously, sharing a mutuality. World culture is
The act of acting in accordance with moral obligations defined by the state for the very reason that they have been defined by the state is in conflict with our moral autonomy and protection of individual liberties, which was the supposed goal in the construction of political authority.An individual’s perception of morality and ability to make moral decisions are compromised by the fact that political authority has already perceived it for us, despite supposedly being equal and free persons. Hence, we rely on the justification of political authority for reason to be subordinate to its ideas of morality, but are faced with troubling