Every family was following some morals and ethics in daily life previously. ‘Morality‘ simply means the principle which tells us the distinction between right or wrong and good or bad. The elders in a family used to tell the youngsters that the head of the family will punish if the morals and ethics are not followed. So, the youngsters were following them, without questioning.
Nowadays, we see the violation of morals and ethics everywhere. In India, the youngsters simply fly in their two-wheelers, overtaking all the vehicles and violating all traffic rules. Giving respect to elders is considered as “old-fashion”. In majority of movies, the heros are smoking, drinking & doing rowdyism and that has been liked by the heroines. The younsters also like such movies and follow the actions of heros and heroines. If a guest comes to a house, only elders show hospitality. The youngsters in the family never bother to know who the guest is. They pretend to be busy. In schools and colleges, the students mock teachers, other students and the Principal. The elders in the family also have changed a lot. When somebody is absent, the other members in the family immediately start to gossip about that person. What morality the younsters will take from them!
Another serious drawback is all the people, irrespective of age, are getting addicted to the social media. They believe whatever the media says. They are not checking whether the information given through social media is right or wrong. Another big thing is everybody wants to lead a selfish life without bothering about anything and anybody.
Ethics on the other part are set of common realized values of the entire society. These are the codified or normative version of do’s and dont’s. It is always taken that the person with the ethical values will always have high moral values. If morals are followed in all families, ethics in the society can also be easily followed.
We have to think about this and try to follow morals in the family so that ethics in the society will also be restored properly.