Why People Don’t Like Enforcement of Moral and Social Values

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Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me?(Wallace,2005). This is what enforcement of moral values cause people to do, pretend to be good instead of changing their selves. I think force never solves the problems instead suppress them, sometimes it is helpful but mostly they emerge with greater strength. When it comes to morality this is something we cannot enforce, because there are some values which looks like immoral to you but it might not be in others views. Even if there are some common values, which are considered, immoral in all societies but still force is no solution because moral values cannot be taught anyway, only way we adopt a moral value is from inside of man by seeing other people observing it in surrounding. This happens by persons own will, just like a habit, that we do not choose a habit, it just becomes a part of ourselves unknowingly. To me, enforcing a moral value on somebody is like extracting it spirit from it, and it will lose its originality leaving an empty shell, which people will put over to pretend to observe that moral value which you enforced on them. In my opinion, this is a natural reaction because man has rebellious nature, which we cannot change. The only way one can learn moral values, is by living in a society observing those values. This is the natural way of change. However, enforcing it can drive the people away and they will react in a negative way.
Why not to enforce? This questions is legible because if, moral values are observed; in a society, It means that I’ll be living in an ideal society where everyone would like to live. This is a very good argument i...

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...lly creating a morally rich society. This can’t be achieved by forcing people.

References
Anon., 1981 (XXIII OF 1981). THE EHTRAM-E-RAMAZAN ORDINANCE,. s.l.:s.n.

France, N. A. o., July 13, 2010 Bill. prohibiting the concealment of the face. [Online]
Available at: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/13/ta/ta0524.asp
[Accessed 30 3 2014].

Wallace, D. F., 2005. Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky . In: CONSIDER THE LOBSTER AND OTHER ESSAYS. s.l.:Little, Brown and Co., p. 343.

References
Anon., 1981 (XXIII OF 1981). THE EHTRAM-E-RAMAZAN ORDINANCE,. s.l.:s.n.

France, N. A. o., July 13, 2010 Bill. prohibiting the concealment of the face. [Online]
Available at: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/13/ta/ta0524.asp
[Accessed 30 3 2014].

Wallace, D. F., 2005. Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky . In: CONSIDER THE LOBSTER AND OTHER ESSAYS. s.l.:Little, Brown and Co., p. 343.

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