Why Should I Be Morally Upright?

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The importance of Morality in our world today can not be overemphasised. This is evident in that we, as often as possible, raises questions on our moral actions, we ask ourselves, is this action good or bad? Should I do what is wrong even when I can get away with it or just do the right thing because of clear conscience? These are all dilemmas of morality.

I will therefore suggest a reasonable reason why I ought to be moral, at least, to some extent because I am of the belief that 100 percent morality is unattainable in our contemporary world. I am also in the school which believes that morality is a social activity, a form of corrosion that we voluntarily accept for the sake of humanity betterment. Thomas Hobbes said and I quote, "without morality life would be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short".

Hence, for this reason, despite that I can do wrongs that serves my interests and get away with it, I ought to sacrifice my self interests that clashes with the norms of my society for the sake of a peaceful and orderly society.

In summary, I should be moral because morality is needed in our society to provide a frame work for achieving our collective goals and establishing a system to resolve social conflicts that appeals to share principles of justice.

Why should I be morally upright? - By Johnson Adedeji - 2019-10-04 06:54:30

Good points you have there. I want to add a few.

Morally upright people are well accepted in the society as they are loved by those they are in contact with.

it also helps to build trust, support and security because everyone aroud you knows how upright you are.

You end up being a model to younger ones. you wont be surprised when a 10 year old boy tells you, i want to be like you sir.

Good Morning

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Esang Ubong Ekong - 2019-10-04 07:30:02

Morals - the unspoken rules which influence our decision- making and how we interact as humans - help guide our lives.
But, until recently, it was unclear whether society as a whole adheres to the same set of moral values - and why morality exists at all.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Cosmas obiezu - 2019-10-04 08:27:11

Morality is necessary in order to have a good working society, because without good moral everyone will be corrupt and always seeking to satisfy their own selfish interest without thinking about others around them, this is exactly what we lack in our today's society, morality!!

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Samuel Onyeka Nedolisa - 2019-10-04 08:38:53

Morality is an extremely important aspect of any given society. Take away morals and have yourself a broken society. A lot of things will start going wrong; kids growing with the wrong mindsets, harsh developmental environments, and anyone can do almost anything and get away with it. 

Morality is important in any society, if not for anything but for balance in the society.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Adenike Adebesin - 2019-10-04 08:47:34

Morally upright people encounter less of a resistance socially. They are better liked and more successful because they are seen to be trustworthy and better for the people around and the society. It pays to have morals especially if they're closely related to those who surround you. This is the external reason.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Oluwapelumi Adebayo - 2019-10-04 08:56:50

Without morals a society is not worth being called a society. When there is morals,  there will be respect for both individuals and constituted authorities. With morals you will know the right to do and when to do it. Moral is really vital for growth and unity.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Rita Amadedon - 2019-10-04 09:34:21

You are being morally upright for your own good. God summed it up in the bible when Jesus said,love your neighbour as yoursef. If you don't steal, kill, gossip about another and same is done to you. The society will be free of a lot of ills. Which has a way of coming back. What goes around comes aound...even being morally responsible.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Akupue Dabere - 2019-10-04 11:05:43

When you hear the word moral, it rings a bell of responsibility. 

You do not know what it takes to be responsible, but if you try to leave by rules and discipline then you will see the advantage of a responsible life... 

So my friend I do agree with you. We all need to be morally upright. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Eze Somtoo Emmanuel - 2019-10-04 12:00:32

When you hear the word moral, it rings a bell of responsibility. 

You do not know what it takes to be responsible, but if you try to leave by rules and discipline then you will see the advantage of a responsible life... 

So my friend I do agree with you. We all need to be morally upright. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-04 18:55:19

Being moral is the only way to have a chance at having self-respect. We can only have self-respect if we respect who we actually are, we can’t if we only respect some false image of ourselves. So, self-respect requires self-knowledge. And only people who can make just and fair self-assessments can have self-knowledge. And only just and fair people, good, moral people can make just and fair self-assessments.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Eni-Ibukun Akerejola - 2019-10-04 19:14:15

It's for yourself and people around you, not for religious reasons.

For every bad u do, people or someone is at the receiving end, so don't hurt yourself and also don't people around you.  And stay morally upright as much as you can.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By OLUWASEUN OYENIYI SONIBARE - 2019-10-04 19:15:36

Morally upright people encounter less of a
resistance socially, t
hey are better liked and
more successful because they are seen to be
trustworthy and better for the people around
and the society.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Joseph damilola - 2019-10-04 19:18:37

You have to be morally upright because of yourself and for your good and for the people around you so they can know you're okay to follow your path

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Shofodun Tobi - 2019-10-04 19:22:21

Morals and most especially ethics are very important in our daily lives as they help us to differentiate good from bad and right from wong. Morals is what keeps us as one. If there were no morals, the world would have ended long ago due to wars or other catastrophic events that might have happened because of lack of conscience or not being able to tell whats good and whats bad.. Thanks to morals, the world is already striving to become a better place

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Obaji Odinakachi Mbaba - 2019-10-04 19:23:32

Yes Sir 👍. They are thousands reasons why  we ought to live upright. Because of God, Because of our future, Because of our immediate parents, for the sake of peace of mind and peaceful society. These reasons only are enough for us to live right. Thanks.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Adeolu Falade - 2019-10-04 20:06:49

Morally upright people encounter less of a resistance socially they are better liked and more successful because they are seen to be trustworthy and better for the people around and the society

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Allwell Ekpe - 2019-10-04 20:07:35

You done said well. I would also add that it's a lead we are trained and meant to follow as it stands as an order of the day. If any behaves alien to morality, he or she is assumed to be sick or something. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Samuel Chidobi - 2019-10-04 20:07:45

Acting morally has never been a bad thing to do.But it's a shame that in the present society , people act immoral despite being aware of their actions and it consequences, some even act out of peer pressure.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Allwell Ekpe - 2019-10-04 20:08:51

You done said well. I would also add that it's a lead we are trained and meant to follow as it stands as an order of the day. If any behaves alien to morality, he or she is assumed to be sick or something. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Emmanuel Obawole - 2019-10-04 20:21:53

Well, According to the bible, being morally upright is a neccesity for all Christian both on earth and in heaven, we have to come to this stage of being morally upright a day to day activity in our life

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-04 20:27:26

In computer class, we talked about gabage in gabage out. What you give is what you received. If have good morals and values, you will be able to treat people good and this good attitude towards people will surely bring good things to you. When you have good, your children will equally have good morals. It good to be good

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Ofejiro blessed Okperigho - 2019-10-04 20:55:08

Truth be told morality in our society makes it conducive in a way it creates a room for competition though some people take this competition over the roof. But without morals this world would be pale.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By COURAGE AGBONS - 2019-10-04 21:11:08

Nice one ,morality is of top notch importance because moral decadence is on the rise eating deep and bad into the society and on the young ones which is why some young ones don't flinch in hurting their fellow human as they lack compassion, also morality elevates brutish acts and a lot more of things it helps in doing for the society to be habitable by all,so we all have to be morally upright. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Bashir Toheeb Ibidapo - 2019-10-04 21:38:34

It is good to be morally upright in other not to guilty with our conscience, and been  a moral person will also  earn some respect in the society to the extent that you will serve as role model to some people. Philosophically,nothing is wrong and nothing is right,everybody just have to behave morally in other abide with the law of the society and state. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Ayobami Akintoye - 2019-10-04 21:44:52

People need to understand its not only moral uprightness that need to be put in place. In every aspect of your life do what's right and just. Seriously it pays to do what's right irrespective of the situation and circumstances. Be upright in your all and see where it's gonna lead

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Ayobami Akintoye - 2019-10-04 21:53:13

People need to understand its not only moral uprightness that need to be put in place. In every aspect of your life do what's right and just. Seriously it pays to do what's right irrespective of the situation and circumstances. Be upright in your all and see where it's gonna lead

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Henry Onyemekesi - 2019-10-04 22:02:47

Nice one Mr poster. This is the kind of mentality some of these developed countries have and that's why they've been progressing. Having a good conscience will make you have good moral and at such, doing something uncivilized will constantly prick you. It's pays to be good. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-04 22:18:23

Morality is second to none in the Nigerian culture or society and we attach so much value to having good morals. Thus, that could be the best way of training a child and making the individual stay resilient against negative influences. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Benjamin Ozulonye - 2019-10-04 22:31:30

You have to be morally upright because There are people that are admiring you secretly. It could be your neighbours, colleagues, Even church members.

Nowadays Parents cite Children that are morally upright and use it to challenge their own children.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Olakunle Opeyemi - 2019-10-04 22:38:29

In addition to what you have, without morality human existence is doomed, we tends to do anything we want anyhow in a disorder manner but with good morality, the society will be hralthy. I think the children of this generation needs to be morally upright 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Rachael Omikunle - 2019-10-05 14:54:45

Morals implies doing what is right. Accepting to do what is proper and denying to do what is wrong . Once everyone behaves according to moral then the society will be chaos free and pleasant for living. It should be taught at home, school and open forum.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-10-05 17:38:57

In our country where things are chasing each other for survival things like morality seem to be sweep under the carpet. Right from the top cader our leaders are not sincere let alone be morally upright. If they are morally upright they would not be recieving N36million and let the citizens to die in misey and abject poverty. Intergrity have beem relegated to the background.So if we aer to be morally upright things will better again.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Amaikwu Chinelo - 2019-10-05 18:22:19

Morality serves the highest good of the whole world and the deepest wellbeing of those who practise it. If you uphold morality you'll gain the benefits, if you despise morality you'll suffer the effects. It shows a lack of depth of spiritual understanding to think that we can do wrong to others or commit evil and get away with it. The Almighty Creator, the Infinite Intelligence, has put in place an incorruptible unfailing system of checks and balances known as Karma. Let no one be deceived - every action has repercussions, every choice has consequences, what you sow you will reap. You cannot get away with anything you do, both good & bad, without receiving a reward either in this lifetime or another lifetime. God is not foolish.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Idemudia Favour - 2019-10-06 07:42:01

You should be morally upright because there are laws guiding the people, and this laws are there because it recognizes good and bad. However, in a lawless place, there won't be justification for good and bad and you will not bother about morals. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Abdullahi ibrahim - 2019-10-06 12:22:39

We have to be moraly upright because apparently attitude is the only thing that would take us far in life , it would open lot of opportunities. Which it is morals that will be used in sustaining it

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Ngozika Nwosu Nelson - 2019-10-06 14:31:23

We have to be morally upright because the Bible says that we are the salt of the earth but if the earth losses its savour ,wherewith shall it be salted?and it is therefore good for nothing (matt 5:13) meaning that the earth was armory and restless before it’s creation and without us as Christians or what ever believe you are but without us living a moral life or introducing morality  which is said to be uptight to the earth ,the earth will be full of evil and uncertainties

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Arowolo victoria - 2019-10-06 15:42:16

Is there really Morals? What we call mOrals here is totallu different in another country. For example wearing bumshort publicly is not Right here in Nigeria, but in the states its acceptable. Being right or wrong or been morally upright depends on the individual

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Faith Akodu - 2019-10-08 19:12:47

I totally agree with this. Morality is really needed in a person's life. Like the saying that attitude makes up 100% of a person's destiny. A good moral will open up doors of favour for a person because of the respect and honor that will be given.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Roland Luis - 2019-10-08 21:58:37

If that's what African is know for I'm not surprised straight from our homes down to our works we endeavour everyone to he morally upright as being vile  cannot help in life... Being morally upright helps in bring favours and it initiate good reputation on whom which we've have Portrayed .. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Alli Hairat - 2019-10-12 01:43:45

You have a very good point there. One has to have good morals to be able to attain or pursue one's dreams In life.Good morals has a foundation and it's a key to our success. It also makes one to stand out and be unique especially in a society where immorality is rampant. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Azike Henry - 2019-10-12 18:45:22

Good morals has a way of attracting good fortunes and also says makes people around you want to associate themselves with you because they see who you are and want either there wards to learn a thing or two from you

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Badmus Usman - 2019-10-12 23:41:42

To be morally upright requires a lot of sacrifices as it js not a general gift that Gid give to everyone. Some will be overwhelmed due to what they are facing and by that loose the upright of their moral and responsible acts.

I hope this will surely help a lot since what it teaches about is what we need of everyday.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Mubarak Sholadoye - 2019-10-13 12:37:41

It's always a good thing when the society is dominated by morally upright individuals. There's peace, love and honesty shared among morally upright individuals. It's also one of the key behaviors an individual needs to possess and exhibit in order to be successful in life. 

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-13 18:52:59

Staying morally upright has no place anymore in our society. The days of having morals and values are long gone. The importance of staying morally upright can not be over emphasized. Well done writer for reminding us to stay morally upright. It can save and even make lives

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Samson Mercy - 2019-10-15 21:20:30

With all the negativity being spread in the world, the world needs people who can be positive role models. Being morally upright and principled helps in molding and shaping our society postively. Our society will have less of the menace we experience if we have good principled individuals.

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Why should I be morally upright? - By Otitonaye Solomon - 2019-10-16 07:16:11

Being morally upright means being consistent with your own moral principles at all time and never taking a chance to compromise them. this hello people know the exact kind of person you're with clear knowledge of what you can do and what you can't. if everyone is mostly upright, the world will be a better place to live in.

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