What Is Morally Right Or Wrong

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“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”- Ernest Hemingway. The above quote by an eminent American writer speaks volume of the involvement of perception of different individuals in deciding any action, morally right or wrong. Ethically, many people believe that motive behind an action has a lot to say whether to name it right or wrong. For example, everyone acknowledges terrorism as a global menace as it brings with its only death and destruction. However, it should be also mentioned that it well justified in the eyes of terrorists. They even took the extreme step of becoming a suicide bomber to commit acts of terrorism without an iota of
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The confusion is not limited to terrorism but extends to day-to-day activities. Some people refrain from cheating, stealing, telling lies, breaking promises or hurting others intentionally. However, all these acts are rampantly committed by a large section of the population as for them this much is not wrong at all till it is life-threatening or bringing an imminent disaster into the lives of other people. Human beings have often experienced dilemma in understanding what is right and what is wrong. According to most philosophers, rather than emotions, the rational thinking or arguments make an act right or wrong. In this paper, I will argue that things are labeled as right or wrong because people judge it so as I find the topic extremely relevant in the wake of global terrorism. Moreover, the topic has also pretty relevance in nursing, business and other professionals where people usually come across such situations more frequently where they have to choose between
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