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They will learn to grapple with their own set of challenges - by S.R.

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S.R, ‘O’ level student-inmate from A4

Consolation - Why do you think it is necessary to teach moral values for the all-round development of a person?


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Why do you think it is necessary to teach moral values for the all-round development of a person?


'O' level student-inmate from institution A4

Consolation Prize


The importance of teaching moral values helps an individual to avoid or resist any negative influence. It is most beneficial to start embodying moral values at a young age. With moral values, an individual will not succumb to peer pressure and stumble upon unwanted consequences. They are able to distinguish the right and wrong, and have their own stand, hence, the possibility of making right decisions will be higher.

 

An individual who is taught with the virtue of upstanding for instance, tends to choose their words properly when communicating with others. It does not matter the age differences though. As the Buddha saying goes, ‘Whatever words are utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.’ Thus, when a problem occurs, they take time to rectify, preventing any heated argument. With this virtue, they will learn to grapple with their own set of challenges. Values affect how a person treats others. Moreover, they will be able to become a good mentor to society and learn to be accountable for their own actions.

 

Another example of a person who is taught with moral values is that this person is set to learn about consequences. Being righteous for instance or learning to be righteous is a life lesson that will be remembered for years to come. The values become ingrained and form a foundational part of a person’s identity, how they view themselves, and what is the purpose in life. Hence, this individual will learn to ameliorate by sharing their point of view or perhaps listening to what is in the thoughts of others. Therefore, again, it is necessary to teach moral values for the all round development of a person.

 

Without moral value, or perhaps, the individuals who are not taught moral values, will likely be shallow-minded, as compared to those who are taught to be righteous and upstanding. If a person is not taught on moral values, they definitely will unravel any situations based on emotions. They will tend to flare easily and hurt the feelings of others with their actions or words. They are likely to make greater mistakes and are not thankful for many things. Like the presence of others for instance. As the saying by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese Scholar, ‘Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.’

 

Afterall, I personally do think that it is necessary to teach moral values for the all-round development of a person. Not only will they know how to differentiate the good and bad, negative and positive or right and wrong. It helps them to build rapport with others and society. No one would want to be only meretricious. I am certain, with moral values, good behaviour people will be a successful person in the future or they are bound to make right decisions.

 

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