Moral, Amoral, Immoral


Moral, Amoral, Immoral

“And when I still objected, I remember he said, ‘My dear Lady Ponsoby. There is nothing immoral about this. Art is never immoral when practiced by professionals. It’s the same with medicine. You wouldn’t refuse to take your clothes off before your doctor, would you?” –Nunc Dimitis (a short story) by Roald Dahl (immoral means wrong in a moral sense).

Have you read ‘Moral, Immoral and Amoral: What is Right and What is Wrong? Osho’s Life Essentials’?

Reading it may result in to avoid from doing immoral acts and amoral actions and to maintain the moral ground.

Morals are fundamentals to an individual, to a society, and also to a country. Morals are the ethics, the principles of good conduct or behaviour towards one another and others in the social milieu, doing things that are good, right and correct.

It is no wonder that many schools in India have a subject: Moral Science.

Fables, type of short stories, have good morals. Aesop’s Fables are popular to this day like the tales of Panchatantra because there are morals in them.

Family members extend moral support their children in testing times.

What   is the moral fibre of today’s India? Fear of God? Insensitivity to corruption?

But as we grind through the Republican primary process, it seems like the debate over morality in America has less to do with moral outcomes and more to do with a vision of how society should look based on idealistic remembrances of how things were. –The Economist, 2 March, 2012

The opposite of moral is immoral, and morality is immorality.

Immoral, an adjective, means that which is not right but evil, wrong, not right, wicked, incorrect act such as someone’s immoral conduct, act, action and other behavioural aspects which are condemnable. When someone behaves immorally or commits an immoral act, it means he or she knows that behavior or action is wrong, not good but evil.

Immoral person has no morals. That is, he is doing exactly to the established morals.

Common man detests the immoral actions of elected representatives when they are indifferent to the needs of commoners.

“Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” –Sigmund Freud

“The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art, until it is told that the work in question is immoral.” –Oscar Wilde

Amoral means lacking sensibility, unconcerned with what is right and wrong, when someone does something that is not correct or evil or bad but done out of ignorance, due to lack of commonsense or wisdom, or without knowing it; amoral is an adjective. Derivatives of amoral are amorality, amoralism, amoralist.

Possibly, amoral acts are forgivable but immoral actions are unpardonable.

Amoral person does a wrong but doesn’t know that it is wrong while immoral person does a wrong but knows that it is wrong.

Amoral person has no morals because of lack of knowledge or the ability to distinguish between what is good or what is bad.

“Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale.” –Karl Lagerfeld

“I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.” –Robert Ballard

“For the writer, the serial killer is, abstractly, an analogue of the imagination’s caprices and amorality; the sense that, no matter the dictates and even the wishes of the conscious social self, the life or will or purpose of the imagination is incomprehensible, unpredictable.” –Joyce Carol Oates

In spite of signs of moral decline and immoral behvaiour around, let us boost our morale and morals for a healthy society!